Pepe Food Truck [José Andrés]

Food Truck
$ $
Washington, DC 20004


Launched less than a year ago, Pepe Food Truck might still be the best example on the planet of how far food trucks have come. It’s chef José Andrés for crying out loud. This is the kind of move toward food trucks by a major chef that starts to build up in you that bravado to ask, "Hey, Thomas Keller, that’s right, you bum, Grant Achatz, where’s your food truck! Are you just being lazy?" There have been about eight sandwiches available on the menu at Andrés’ D.C. sandwich truck since it hit the scene in March. Most recently, the menu featured a Spanish pork burger, fried chicken sandwich, roasted eggplant with red peppers and mojo rojo, a Spanish grilled cheese, a ham and cheese, and a seared beef tenderloin with caramelized onion, piquillo pepper confit, and blue cheese. There’s also a sandwich that’s not likely to make the chef any fans in Madrid, "Fútbol Club Barcelona," thinly sliced chicken with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and shallot mayo. How anyone who has had Ibérico pork would be able to turn down the "Pepito de Ibérico" featuring it with Serrano ham, green peppers, caramelized onions, and aioli, we’ll never guess. But hey, if this chef put it on the menu, trust you won’t be disappointed. — Arthur Bovino, 11/13/2012


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  • The Butifarra 'Burger' is a must, the pork is cooked well and the alioli and brava sauce complete the sandwich. May look small but doesn't leave you hungry. Get a sangria with it as well!
  • Think of it as a snack more than a meal. An expensive snack...
  • Get your hands on the Butifarra "Burger," which is a Spanish pork patty that is slathered with aioli and "brava sauce."
  • reminds me of a little taste of Barcelona!
  • Pollo Frito sandwich
  • If the chorizo flauta is on the menu, get it. The chorizo is outstanding.
  • Good sandwiches
  • Pulled pork sandwich has great flavor/seasoning.
  • Make sure to get the patatas bravas with whatever else you order.
  • For the Pollo Frito, a fried chicken sandwich, the breast is topped with tomato brava sauce and green piparra peppers that add tang and heat. It's wrapped in a paper cone for on-the-go eating.
  • Got the Futbol club. Turkey club on Baguette, sounds simple but was fantastic! Sandwich, chips and drink where 15, so tad pricy but quality food!
  • Options include pork with roasted peppers, fried chicken breast, Serrano ham and Manchego cheese, and the $20 Iberico pork stuffed in a freshly baked thin baguette.
  • the sandwiches are great but budget some time -- my order took 12 minutes.
  • Try the breaded shrimp with caper mayo before it goes off the menu
  • Best food truck in DC right now and you get to eat Jose Andres food for much less than his other restaurants in town. Haven't had a bad sandwich yet. This is quality over quantity so order some chips!
  • Long lines and a tad too expensive. All in all, if this is in Farragut, just walk over to Boqueria and have a sit down meal for the same quality, price, and time.

Nearby places

901 17th St NW (btwn I & K St NW)