El Camión: Means Great Seattle Tacos
For anyone who knows Spanish, the name of this one makes perfect sense. For those who don’t, "El Camión" means the truck. And as SeattleWeekly noted earlier this year, it's owner Scott McGinnis’ homage to many of the more nondescript taco trucks in Southern California where he’s from, which prowled the streets in a time before trucks were trendy. "There'd be one nearby and McGinnis, familiar with the area's truckie scene, would turn to his buddies and ask, 'Hey, wanna go to the truck?'" Like those aforementioned trucks, El Camión serves quite a few different carnes, including carne asada, pollo asado, carnitas, cochinita pibil, adobada, chorizo, lengua, tripas, cabeza, and fish. There are tacos, burritos, quesadillas, gorditas, mulitas, tortas, tamales, and breakfast burritos. It’s a big menu, and that doesn’t even include the platos, which are worth a spin through of their own. Whatever you get, take comfort that McGinnis makes all six of his salsas from scratch.
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