We had the good fortune of connecting with Joselyn Gamez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Joselyn, how do you think about risk?
I definitely took a big risk, It all stemmed from an idea, A dream to have a food truck. I am a home cook. I grew up in Nogales a popular bordertown. I spent weekends, and summers in Mexico at my grandparents house. I enjoy cooking meals for my family.

Soon enough we came across a gentleman selling a food truck. It was not in a very good condition. We stripped it, and slowly rebuilt it. It took a few years. It was a project. My partner was so involved, and helpful throughout our food truck journey. Having worked in the food industry, I realized I knew how things were supposed to be done, So I quickly signed up for a restaurant manager course. Once certified, I got licensed. We were ready to dive in to the food industry. I was ready to share the awesome flavors from Sonora.

We had no real customers in the beginning, but I knew they just had to taste it to realize it was good. So we stuck it out. Learned the ropes, And now people lineup outside our window, They wait patiently for food. They tell us how much they love it. Some days they leave us with nothing. We work late nights, and all day. We have been overwhelmed with catering requests. Our community made this a reality. The risk was 100% worth it.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We offer something for everyone, Something simple yet delicious. Freshness and consistency is a big deal for us! We also have a variety of vegan options. Our menu consist of quesadillas, tortas, burritos,
sonoran dogs,

Bacon wrapped burritos, tacos, cupcakes, and natural fresh waters like watermelon or horchata. We often switch it up to cantaloupe, pineapple, lime, or jamaica. It is a small menu. Our burritos are heavy, hearty, and hard to finish.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Fun places around town, Dante’s Fire has killer cocktails! That would be stop number one.
Baja Cafe has amazing out of this world brunch.
Sabino Canyon for some serene hiking.
Lebuzz for pastries and coffee!
Flora’s Market Run for shopping & dinner on a cozy desert night.
Pastiche on campbell never disappoints. My favorite dish from Pastiche is the breaded deep fried avocado slices, it’s warm, soft and crunchy. A real treat.
We can’t forget about Commoner & Co.
Pizza was great at The barnyard craft house & Eatery.
Last but not least Tumamoc Hill to walk off all the delicious food!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a big thank you to my community, they have been there every step of the way. Gracias Tucson!

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