The South End is parked with a new Latin street food truck, including Billia Tacos.


From TikTok to Instagram to all the blogs in between, birria tacos (and their variations) are one of the hottest trends dominating social media.Derived from A small town in Coatzingo, MexicoAs a Tijuana-style billia de les, dipable tacos are now available On everyone’s list— Especially here in Charlotte.

Born in Durango, Mexico, Ricky Ortiz, who lives in Charlotte, found passion and inspiration in cooking the bold flavors of his hometown at an early age. Currently, only 25 years old, he owns two food trucks and has a physical store. Next few months.

“Turning what you love into a business was almost easy for me.” Ortiz, owner Tacos Rick-O Food Truck, Told Charlotte Five. “When I was 19, Creative Loafing named me” the youngest food truck owner in Charlotte. ” “

His first truck, driving under the same name, focused on traditional Mexican street food. The COVID-19 pandemic forced trucks to park temporarily until neighborhoods and other community spaces began to welcome the crowd again.

Recently he replaced Hoppin’s Former resident truck, Kre8 Twist Sweets.. Ortiz runs a truck on the patio behind the tap room with his mother, sister and brother-in-law.

The side of the fried plantain combined with the Tacos Rick-O meal is $ 5.

The side of the fried plantain combined with the Tacos Rick-O meal is $ 5.

The new Tacos Rick-O focuses on Latin street food, including the popular Bilia Tacos ($ 14 for three). Other menu items include Fried Cheesecake Brit ($ 5.50), Fried Plantain ($ 5), Ortiz’s favorite Mexican rice, grilled chicken, chorizo, grilled shrimp, kesofundido sauce, 5 cheese blends and coriander ($ 5). 12) is included. ..

Taco Rick-O's Texano bowl is packed with Mexican rice, grilled chicken, chorizo, grilled shrimp, kesofundido sauce, 5 cheese blends and coriander for $ 12.

Taco Rick-O’s Texano bowl is packed with Mexican rice, grilled chicken, chorizo, grilled shrimp, kesofundido sauce, 5 cheese blends and coriander for $ 12.

“In the coming weeks, we’ll be announcing the concept of bricks and mortar. This is something that Charlotte has never done before. It will be spread by word of mouth.”

Ortiz also said that when community events began to grow again, they would eventually bring the original track up and running.

Taco Slick-O

1402 Winnifred Street (outside Hoppin)

Instagram: @tacosricko

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