Guanaco Truck is a Salvadoran food truck located on Robson and Seymour street. Salvadoran food is something that is new to me and a cuisine that isn’t widely represented in Vancouver, so I was excited and curious to how Guanaco Truck would be. The main item that they sell are pupusas, which are a thick corn tortilla that is filled with a variety of things.
For my lunch I chose the revueltas pupusa ($9), which contained a mixture of seasoned pork, vegetables, cheese, and refried black beans. The tortilla was pillowy soft and is much thicker than the tortillas I am accustomed to. They grill the outside so it gets warm and crisp.
The filling inside was flavourful and it had a thick consistency. The different ingredients all blended together into a delicious paste and it was surprisingly hearty.
The pupusa also comes with a side of yuca frita, a pickled slaw, and a fresh tomato sauce to dip. The yuca frita are deep fried wedges of cassava root. I’ve never heard of cassava root before coming here, but it is similar to a potato. The cassava was more dense than a potato, but they got very crisp and they made for a delicious side. They are even better when dipped into the mildly sweet tomato sauce.
The pickled slaw is a coleslaw made with cabbage, red onion, and carrots and it has a very strong pickling taste. I love pickles so I enjoyed this, but if you hate pickles you won’t like this.
I enjoyed every bite of my lunch and I would definitely return. I would probably order the same thing because it was all so good. I enjoyed being able to try a new type of cuisine I’ve never experienced. Another thing I appreciated was how the pupusas come with sides, so you feel like you are eating a complete meal and you aren’t left hungry.
Yes, for a truly unique street food experience.