Arturo’s Mexico To Go Food Truck: Awkward Experience

Diana Chan April 23, 2011 Downtown, Food Carts, Mexican, Streetcart, Three Beakers

Another stroll near Waterfront and I wanted to check out Arturo’s Mexico To Go. I’ve never heard of a Mexican Themed Food Truck, so I look my lunch break to head on over.

They actually have a pretty HUGE food truck. They basically tower over you and you kinda feel like a midget.

Their menu has 5 items – Burrito, Burrito Salad Bowl, Quesadilla, Tacotino, and Tortilla Soup.

I ordered the Burrito Salad Bowl and the Tortilla Soup. The whole time I was waiting for the food, it was super awkward and it seemed like the staff lacked coordination. As one of the staff prepared my meal, this other person was just standing around and you really didn’t know if he accepted the money or was just there cause he wouldn’t look at you or say anything. Super awkward.

When I got my order, they forgot I ordered the tortilla soup, so I had to remind them that I ordered the soup. All he said was “oh” and made it. He said nothing more and I got confused. I shrugged it off  and headed up to some outdoor tables near Price Waterhouse Coopers. (Great view of the Inlet!)

The Tortilla Soup ($3) was alright. I expected a bit more from this soup. The cheese was not fully melted and the tortilla was all limp and soggy. The soup itself was a bit spicy and had a really rich tomato taste. Very good depth of flavour.

Next, I had the Burrito Salad Bowl ($7). This is basically the normal burrito but laid out in a box like a platter. To be honest, the name of this item threw me off. I expected more salad since it is called a “salad bowl”. They should probably rename this to be called “Burrito Platter”.

You can choose between their different types of meat – pork, beef or chicken.

I ordered the chicken and it was really tender and flavourful. I was not 100% satisfied because I was expecting everything on top of lettuce. The taste overall was alright.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Under $10
  • Great flavour in meats
  • Decent portions
  • Close to Waterfront Skytrain
  • Awkward Service

We Rate Arturo’s Mexico To Go: 


775 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC

Arturo's Mexico To Go on Urbanspoon

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Moe Hong May 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    You’ve never heard of a Mexican-themed food truck? Really? Taco trucks are, the world over, by FAR the most popular form of mobile food vendor – they outnumber all other kinds of food trucks in the US alone probably 50 to 1. Same thing in Latin America, of course.

  2. Francisco Marcos Salazar. May 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Estoy en Mèxico, mas un amigo de Canada me platico sobre Arturo`s, posteriormente vì su pagina y ademàs de sorprenderme por el tamaño del trailer, al ver las fòtos de los platillos se me hizo “agua la boca”. En mi siguiente viaje a Vancouver seguro que pasarè a comer.

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