Friday, September 22, 2017

Southwest Detroit's El Taco Veloz opens a Midtown location

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 8:48 AM

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El Taco Veloz taco truck is running a new location in the former Alley Taco space in Midtown's Marcus Market.

Eater reports that the Veloz location opened around three weeks ago, but the truck at Toledo and Livernois is still rolling.

Alley Taco opened a new location on Willis near Avalon in June. Marcus Market had raised the rent from $1,500 to $3,500 per month, though it's not known whether that's what Veloz is paying.  The Juice Joint also recently opened in Marcus Market.

As we previously wrote of Veloz in our coverage of Southwest's taco trucks, "Veloz's best taco is the asada – griddle-crisped shards of salty steak come wrapped in a warm corn tortilla that's served under a small mound of cilantro and diced red onions. Also check out the al pastor which are on the sweeter side of Detroit's pastor spectrum, and that sweet-savory balance makes them better than most. The super flavorful tiny crumbles of chorizo are another winner. As a bonus, the tacos arrive with a wad of caramelized onions and a charred, spicy, dark green jalapeno."

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