Food Shark

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Details
N. Highland Ave. (at E. El Paso St.)
Marfa, TX 79843
(432) 386-6540
Food Truck
$
Hours
Tue–Fri: 11:30 AM–3:00 PM

BEST FOOD TRUCKS 2012: #38

 

Not just any old food truck, Marfa’s Food Shark, depending on where you’re coming from of course, just may be one of the most out-of-the-way trucks you can pilgrimage to. But this tiny desert town is home to food trucks with some personality, and the folks behind Food Shark since 2006 (chef Krista Steinhauer and Adam Bork) describe their menu as "Mediterranean-by-way-of-West-Texas."

 

Bork is an artist-musician who advertises around town with his collection of old cars, including a Barcelona matador that was actually made to fly in one Bond movie. They also accept call-ins when it gets cold, but the location is all about the metrosexual gallerina scene.

 

The Food Shark's lead menu item, on which most of the rest of the menu is based, is the Marfalafel, a large flour tortilla filled with falafel balls, fresh romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, tahini, yogurt, harissa sauce, and hummus. Desert falafel that does you right, don’t mess. — Arthur Bovino, 11/13/2012

 

TWITTER: @foodshark
LOCATION/SCHEDULE: Tuesday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the pavilion between the railroad tracks and Marfa Book Co. (occasionally open Saturdays).

Foursquare Tips

  • get the marfalafel, bright green on the inside, w/cilantro, parsley, onions, garlic & sometimes mint, rolled in chickpea flour rather than wheat to underscore the chickpea taste. #desertfood
  • Falafels! And Lamb skewers! A must visit while patrolling the streets of Marfa.
  • Slowwww but the falafel
  • The marfalafel is a good snack! Douse it in hot sauce and eat on the school bus.
  • The home of the soon to be world famous marfalafel. Ever wondered what a little Cholula sauce would do for your falafel, here's your chance to end that nagging doubt.
  • AMAZING Food! You will not be disappointed with anything you get from here.
  • Falafel over salad is worth the wait.
  • Food is great but be prepared to wait for it.
  • Get there early before the marafalafel runs out... and get it with hummus!
  • Don't worry: the food's worth the wait. So get comfortable, get happy, and get to know your fellow Sharkers.
  • Try the mediterranean combo plate