Earlier this year The Daily Meal declared Ricky Piña in Los Angeles to be the purveyor of the best fish tacos in the U.S. As he served them on weekends from under a makeshift tent surrounded by metal chairs, they could be difficult for people to get their hands on, but now Ricky's has a food truck and is finally taking its tacos on the road.
After his original taco stand was shut down by the health department, reportedly after a taco restaurant in the area complained, Piña moved his operation to LA's Chinatown, but the taco truck has been in the works for some time now.
“It’s a dream come true,” Piña told the Los Angeles Times. “I still can’t believe it and it hasn’t quite sunk in yet, it’s like whoa.”
At least one customer said the food truck tacos were as good as ever.
The food truck menu is as same as the original, with the fish tacos selling for $3 apiece and shrimp tacos for $3.50. According to the Los Angeles Times' Javier Cabral, sometime next year Piña intends to add empanadas, including lobster and "one version stuffed with fish machaca, a guisado dish of meaty shredded seasoned fish that is hard to find anywhere outside of the Mexican coasts."
At the moment there is no fixed location or schedule, so all schedule announcements are being made via the Ricky's Fish Taco's Twitter account.