101 Best Food Truck Feature: La Cocinita

We caught up with the New Orleans food truck to learn more about their inspiration and operation

The truck serves Latin American favorites like tacos and quesadillas, as well as a variety of sauces.

What one piece of advice would you give someone looking to get into the food truck business?
Plan to be a mechanic, driver, dishwasher, plumber, painter, electrician, chef, and PR expert... all in one!

Any new upcoming dishes planned that you can tell us about?
Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding.

Any new plans on the horizon you can share?
We will hopefully be opening a restaurant sometime in the next year or so! 


Lots of things happen when running a restaurant, and that probably goes double on the road. As such, be it weird, funny, good, or bad, what's one superlative or particularly outstanding moment or story that's ever occurred with your truck be it with customers, in the kitchen, or just in general?
We were Sylvester Stallone's on-set personal chefs while he was filming a movie in New Orleans. But because we were operating as a food truck on nights and weekends and doing his on-set catering during the day Monday through Friday, we sometimes had to go to the store or the prep kitchen in between serving his breakfast and lunch. One day we'd been told that his lunch would be at 2 p.m., so we drove back to New Orleans after serving his breakfast so we could purchase groceries for the truck. We got a call at 11 a.m. saying his shoot ended early and so his lunch needed to be at 11:30 a.m. instead of 2 p.m. Rachel drove the truck while Benoit cooked his lunch on the highway on the way back to the set, and Benoit still has a scar on his arm from cooking on a moving truck on the highway!