There are two food trucks out there going by the name Taqueria Samantha – or Samantha’s Tacos. Taqueria Samantha 1 is a plain white food truck that goes different places each day. Taqueria Samantha #2 is always in its spot on Geyer Springs, in the parking lot of a party store that sells inflatables that’s also previously housed a daycare and, way back when I was a kid, the post office.
Taqueria Samantha may not be much to look at from the road, but there’s always someone standing at its counter or sitting in a car nearby, waiting for an order. It offers tacos, of course, a variety of different meats and vegetables in five inch tortillas. There are tortas (sandwiches), nachos and salads, and they are all good and cheap.
However, the thing to get is a burrito. You only need one. You have a choice of fillings – asada (steak), barbacoa (pot roast-soft beef), pollo (chicken), pastor (pork), carnitas (also pork) and lengua. Lengua, by the way, is beef tongue, and most other places tend to be stingy about parceling it out. It is a delicacy, after all.
But at Taqueria Samantha, there is no getting around it. Burritos are large. They’re packed with your meat of choice along with rice and beans and seasonings and grilled onions and peppers. They are two-handers, maybe more than that, since you can easily slice one in half and have enough for two people. They are multi-meal burritos.
Best of all, it’s just $7.25 for that box, including tax. What you walk away with is the certainty that your belly will be full the remainder of the day… and that’s just marvelous.