Aqui Con El Nene

Mexican | Street Food
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Worth driving from anywhere!
Michael Stern | October 31, 2018
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A food truck with an adjoining, fan-cooled, semi-al fresco eating tent and a newly-opened dining area with real air conditioning, Aqui Con El Nene is one of Tucson’s most compelling street-food purveyors.

Sonoran hot dogs come tightly wrapped in crisp bacon and served in big, soft bolillo rolls (or, if desired, toasted rolls) with all the requisite toppings, including beans, tomatoes, salsa, mustard, and mayo. If the usual constellation of condiments is not enough — or not hot enough — Aqui Con El Nene has a fantastic salsa bar with a virtual kaleidoscope of different options, hot and mild.

Tacos are available stuffed with carne asada, chicken, pork, beef head, or beans and cheese. A super-deluxe version includes green chiles, cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and beef. There even are “tacos lite” in which lettuce substitutes for a tortilla. They all come with lovely roasted green onions that are a sweet joy to munch.

Papanchas are not a typical Mexican food truck menu item in Tucson, but as proprietor Salvador Gastelum is from Ciudad Obregon in Sonora and papanchas are a local specialty, here they are: baked potatoes filled with bacon, cheese, mushrooms, and your choice of carne asada, chicken, or pork.

A broad menu and actual seating put this food truck a cut above the ordinary, but do note that business is cash-only. Prices are in the low- to mid-single digit range.

What to Eat
Aqui Con El Nene, Carne Asada Taco
Carne Asada Taco
Must-Try
Carne asada taco with a grilled green onion
Aqui Con El Nene, Sonoran Hot Dog
Sonoran Hot Dog
Must-Try
At least one Sonoran hot dog is an essential part of any meal here.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday10am - 11pm
Tuesday10am - 11pm
Wednesday10am - 11pm
Thursday10am - 11pm
Friday10am - 12am
Saturday10am - 12am
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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