Don’t fear taco trucks just because you’re afraid you won’t understand the menu. Here’s a rundown of simple things to keep you from looking like the rookie.
Torta: A Mexican sandwich made on a roll.
Tostada: All the fixings of a burrito, but layered on a hard corn shell.
Jarritos: A Mexican soda served in a tall glass bottle. Popular fruit flavors are tamarindo, Jamaica and limon (lemon lime).
Agua de Horchata: Cold, sweetened rice milk.
Meats (carne) and seafood
Asada: Roasted beef.
Al pastor: Marinated pork.
Lengua: Tongue (usually beef).
Cabeza: Head (usually beef).
Cesos: Beef brain.
Chicharron: Fried pork rinds.
Tripas: Small intestines.
Chorizo: Mexican sausage.