City Paper is not for tourists
For some reason, whenever folks talk about local street food, they rarely, if ever, mention the taco and pupusa trucks in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Perhaps it’s a cultural thing? A geographical issue? A complete lack of interest in Salvadoran cuisine?
Whatever the reason, I’d like to seriously change the tenor of our street-food discussions. Let me say this straight up: Some of the most authentic and most delicious street food is prepared and served from those mobile taquerias and pupuserias in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.
Take, for example, the Sabor Latino truck, which is tucked behind the Chevron station at 8550 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring.
The truck serves, like so many in the area, that predictable pair of masa favorites, pupusas and tacos. Sabor’s twin offerings come with a number of fillings, but the one to order is this dense, meaty beast known as the “mixto” taco, which combines finely chopped beef and diced lengua with a slice of avocado and just enough onions and cilantro to lighten things up. (See picture above.)
When doused with a little of Sabor’s homemade green sauce, this doubly-ply beauty may be the single best hand-held snack in the area. The cost? Two bucks.