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Spanish-themed food trailer set to hit the San Antonio streets

November 20, 2018

Taste the flavors of Spain without a passport thanks to a new food truck that’s soon to hit the streets of San Antonio.

Partners Fernando R. Ortega and Jorge García, both orginally from Spain, debutedtheir La Plaza food trailer Sunday at a private event. They are currently scouting locations and hiring staff to be an everyday mobile restaurant in coming weeks.

The La Plaza menu will be based on the street foods of Spain, but it also will provide an assortment of paellas, freshly baked bread, a rotating lineup of tapas and imported Spanish jamón shaved off the leg to order for sandwiches.

“Our goal is to offer four or five daily meal specials everyday, but the jamón and some form of paella will be regular offerings,” Ortega said.

Extra virgin olive oil imported from Spain is the backbone of the food. Ortega is the president and founder of Iloveaceite, an olive oil that he has marketed and distributed for the past three years.

“We use it for everything, and that is probably the truest flavor of Spain,” Ortega said.

Another unique twist to La Plaza will be the treatment of a fresh gazpacho as it’s consumed in Spain: as a drink instead of as a soup in a bowl.

Ortega and García hope to establish a template that can expand into other markets as a franchise. But for now, the focus is purely on San Antonio.

Ortega said that La Plaza will start posting service dates and locations on Facebook and Instagram (@LaPlazaSA) after the Thanksgiving holiday.

La Plaza, mobile food trailer (check Facebook for locations), 210-988-4411. Facebook: LaPlazaSA

Chuck Blount is a food writer and columnist covering all things grilled and smoked in the San Antonio area. Find his Chuck’s Food Shack columns on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com, or read his other coverage on our free site, mySA.com. | cblount@express-news.net | Twitter: @chuck_blount   | Instagram: @bbqdiver

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