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A Culinary Adventure: Exploring the Delicious World of Food Trucks in the Big Bend of Texas

A patron ordering food outside of Maria's Food Truck

Maria’s Food Truck

The Big Bend of Texas, a sprawling haven of rugged mountains, vast canyons, and breathtaking desert landscapes, offers far more than just stunning scenery. Nestled within this natural wonderland, a vibrant food truck scene has blossomed, tempting adventurous palates and satisfying hungry hearts. From authentic Salvadoran to smoky BBQ and beyond, these mobile culinary havens cater to every craving, adding an extra dimension of deliciousness to your Big Bend of Texas adventure. You’ll find many food trucks throughout Alpine, Fort Davis, Terlingua, Study Butte, Marfa, and Marathon, but we’ve compiled a short list of some of our favorites

The Munchies Salvadoreños: A Taste of El Salvador

mexican food covered in beans, crema, avocado, lettuce, meat

Huarache at Munchies Salvadoreños

I lived in El Salvador for 3 years in the mid-90s, and this food truck brings back wonderful memories. The Munchies Salvadoreños (or Antojitos del Comal Salvadoreño on Facebook) is a fusion of authentic Salvadoran and Mexican dishes with traditional Pupusas as the star. Pupusas are thick tortillas made from finely ground white corn and stuffed with a variety of fillings. Choose from savory cheese, beans, chicken, and even squash or spinach for an explosion of textures and tastes. Pupusas are served with a side of “curtido” (a mildly spicy slaw made with finely shredded cabbage, red onion, carrot, spices, and vinegar) and tomato sauce.

Don’t miss out on their other wonderful treats, such as huaraches, flautas, empanadas, burritos, street corn, and more.

Munchies Salvadoreños is located in a yellow food truck on State Street, in the middle of Fort Davis. It’s open 5 days a week for lunch and dinner, so pick a spot at one of their tables and order a taste of El Salvador.

Maria’s Comida Mexicana: A Taste of Tradition

Flat enchiladas with green sauce and a fried egg on top, and sides of beans and rice

Enchiladas Montadas con Juevos

No culinary journey through Big Bend is complete without experiencing the warmth and tradition of Maria’s Comida Mexicana. This food truck serves up all the classics of Mexican cuisine, prepared with fresh ingredients and time-honored recipes. From succulent tacos overflowing with flavorful fillings to hearty burritos and Chile Relleno, each dish is a testament to Maria’s passion for her heritage.
It’s hard to choose just one dish, but our favorite is the 3 Enchiladas Montadas with a fried egg and green sauce. This dish consists of 3 flat corn tortillas layered with gooey cheese. It’s topped with a perfectly cooked fried egg and the green sauce is to die for. Spicy and creamy, you just can’t get enough. They can even put together a Family Taco Platter if you’re having a party and looking for delicious food and an “easy button” to push.

Maria’s is in the American Legion parking lot on Avenue E, just before 8th St., in Alpine

Tri La Bite: Everyone will Find a Favorite

Tri La Bite food truck with customer in front

Tri La Bit Food Truck

There’s a reason why Tri La Bite is rated 4.8 out of 5 on Google with over 150 reviews – the options and quality are 1st-class! Start with one of their 6 appetizers, like Crispy Shrimp Wraps or Buffalo Ranch Fries, then try your best to pick an entrée (or better yet, go with friends and order several to share). Tri La Bite offers 9 burgers and 3 chicken options, not to mention wraps and lettuce wraps. And they all include fries OR fried okra with dipping sauce. Vegetarian? Got it. Bring your kid? Got it. They even have a catfish basket that’s complete with hushpuppies and house-made tartar sauce.

Don’t forget to check out Tri La Bite’s Facebook page for daily specials such as Chile Relleno Bacon Cheeseburger, Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich, Cowboy Sandwich, or any number of unique flavors and combinations.

Tri La Bite is located on Holland Avenue in Alpine, in a parking lot next to Twin Peak Liquors on the east side of town.

DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ: Incredible Flavor in Big Bend

Coctel de Camarones at DB's Rustic Iron

Coctel de Camarones at DB’s Rustic Iron

Although DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ is now a full restaurant, its roots began as a food truck in 2016 and we felt our list would be incomplete without it.

Located within the rugged beauty of Terlingua TX lies this hidden gem. This quaint eatery embodies the essence of Texan hospitality, offering a culinary experience steeped in tradition and flavor.

DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ transports patrons with its rustic ambiance and hearty, mouthwatering dishes. From succulent brisket smoked to perfection to zesty homemade sauces that tantalize the taste buds, every bite is a celebration of Texas barbecue at its finest. You can check out their daily specials and menu favorites on their DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ Facebook page, which include Dino Ribs (humungous beef ribs), Caldo de Camaron, Loaded Bakers, Wings, and our favorite, Coctel de Camarones (a traditional Mexican shrimp cocktail with crab). And don’t forget to grab a beer while you eat and maybe even catch some live music.

Whether you’re a local seeking a taste of home or a traveler craving an authentic Texan experience, DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ promises a culinary journey worth savoring amidst the rugged beauty of Terlingua.

DB’s is on Ghost Town Road in Terlingua, just south of the Starlight Theatre

Beyond the Food: The Big Bend Food Truck Experience

The food truck scene in Big Bend is more than just about the delicious food; it’s about the experience. The vibrant atmosphere, the friendly faces behind the counter, and the stunning natural surroundings all contribute to a memorable and enjoyable dining experience.

Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your Big Bend food truck adventure:

  • Plan ahead by researching the food truck hours of operation and unplanned closures and plan your visits accordingly.
  • Bring cash: Not all food trucks accept credit cards, so it’s best to be prepared.
  • Be patient: Food trucks can get busy, especially during peak season.

And while you’re in the area, stop by the B&B and say hi!

Sharon & Tom

Alpine Bed and Breakfast, Alpine TX, 432-538-7032


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