MELBOURNE | Mis Gueros is a small food truck in Brunswick, serving up an assortment of delicious Mexican street food style delights. Owner Lorenz hit me up on Instagram earlier this month, asking if I’d like to pop by and see what he was doing. Being a local, and lover of Mexican food, I naturally said yes.
Lorenz opened Mis Gueros in October this year, after spending time doing volunteer work in Brazil. Walking through Brunswick, where he spent time growing up, he noticed a spot with a council notice looking for expressions of interest for a food truck. He’d been wanting to cook the food he grew up with for others for a while, and took this as a sign that it was time to put a pause on the day job and follow his dream.
Mis Gueros is a tribute to Lorenz’s abuelita (grandmother), who was born and raised in Mexico before immigrating to Australia. The food he serves out of his truck is a homage to the food that she cooked for him growing up. Indeed, the menu was developed carefully with Lorenz’s abuelita’s input, and she’s always on hand to help with recipe development and tweaks.
Lorenz, makes as much as he can from scratch each day. When things get busy you’ll see his sister too, lending a hand. On the menu, you’ll find tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos, and the occasional rotating special. They’re family recipes, drawing upon the flavours and kind of street food you can find in the Mexican states of Queretaro and Tamaulipas.
I tried the beef tacos, and beef burritos, and loved both of them. Tacos come in serves of two, and feature generously sized fresh tortillas, topped with slow cooked beef, chicken or veggies, onion, coriander, home made salsa, and lime. Wonderful textures and packed full of flavour.
For burritos, it’s slow cooked beef brisket, chicken, or veggies served with beans, rice, cheese, and pico de gallo, wrapped in a fresh flour tortilla served with your choice of hot sauce. Again, generously served and really flavoursome. I ate the two tacos there and took the burrito home to reheat for dinner. It held up really well.
In an area that’s as rapidly gentrifying as Brunswick, it can be hard to separate the faff from the real deal. But there’s no doubting Mis Guero’s. A nice guy, following his passion to serve locals his grandmother’s food. It doesn’t get more real than that.
4 Wilson Avenue
Fri: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Sat – Sun: 11:00am to 4:00pm