Food trucks in Edmonton, food trucks in St. Albert, and food trucks in Sherwood Park, oh my! Casa Doce is a very spiffy addition to the latter. Although the Canadian Tire parking lot isn't quite Playa Del Carmen, Casa Doce's tacos and huaraches are pretty darn tasty.
Casa Doce's decked-out wheels are a feast for the eyes. A vibrant map of Mexico leaps with colour and cool tunes pump out from within. A Mayan pyramid and a tempting display of home-made hot sauces complete their aesthetic.
Onto the food: Tacos Carne Asada are piled high with sizzling grilled beef liberally laced with onions, cilantro and lime. A few drizzles of smoky chipotle sauce add an additional strata of flavour. The corn tortillas underneath are warm and starchy, just like they should be.
Huarache Pollo Adobado start with a fried corn case that acts as a vessel for spicy chicken, avocadoes, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and crumbled cheese. 'Tis quite unlike any other creation. A subtle layer of refried beans holds the myriad of toppings to the corn base. It is a riot of textures that begs for another bite, and then another.
I hope that Casa Doce will consider a few forays into the great Edmonton beyond...