I learned about El Mero Taco food truck through a friend on Instagram who writes about the Memphis food scene. I tracked them down today at City and State in the Broad Avenue Arts District. I’m glad I did.
After perusing the menu, I decided to wait until I saw a few items appear in the window. Gawking at other’s food made my choice no easier. I ordered the Fried Chicken Taco, Chorizo Taco and Brisket Quesadilla.
The sweetness of the butternut squash in my second choice perfectly balanced the fiery poblanos and helped me forgive the greasiness of the chorizo. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
My third and favorite choice showcased a flavorful slow-cooked brisket in a gooey jack cheese with just a touch of chimichurri which enhanced the quesadilla without overpowering the meat. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My only regret during this visit is that I didn’t get to try the Chilaquiles Verdes which features an egg fried soft over crispy house-made chips, warm salsa verde, Monterrey Jack cheese and Mexican crema to which you can add brisket, chorizo, bacon or fried chicken. I usually descend on runny yolk without hesitation, but the largess of the dish would have meant tasting fewer items during this visit to El Mero Taco.
There will be a next time.