Thursday, September 21, 2023

IMPRESSIONS: Tacos Chicas Food Truck in Hope Brings Ceviche to North Warren

Unexpected in these parts, the delightful new Tacos Chicas Food Truck off Route 521 in Hope offered Shrimp Ceviche, a lime-marinated culinary delicacy.

Last week, in a heavy downpour, it was a real treat to have their watermelon-lime Aguas Frescas, a healthy, simple alternative beverage made with fresh fruit juice and cane sugar that’s said to be selling like crazy – almost 1600 ounces every three days! Changing it up a bit, they’re also now offering mango-pineapple.

Traditionally ceviche is made with raw seafood that is “cooked” for at least 30 minutes by submerging it in the acid from fresh citrus juice. Their ceviche is said to have had four ounces of shrimp with fresh squeezed lime to taste. It was well paired with avocado, cilantro, onions and spices in a generous cup.

Having opened in late May of this year, co-owners McKitrick Chabot and Natalia Edison had a mission to produce “Sustainable Street Food from the LA Streets to the So-Cal Beach”, as their truck displays.

They shared that their best seller so far has definitely been the Taco Flight, giving customers a chance to try all three of their locally sourced meats from Hope Cress Farm in Hope.

Their Loaded Burritos are not for the faint of heart. One is called Beast Coast Burrito for a reason. Weighing in at seven pounds, it’s served plated and smothered in pork carnitas, poblano queso and tomatillo sauces.

Tacos Chicas is open most Thursdays for lunch and all day on Fridays and Saturdays. Their trailer will often be taken off-site for catered events.

Contact Taco Chicas at 973-583-TACO and online: Pop Up Kitchen | Tacos Chicas (

Desiree Dunn
Desi L. Dunn, Managing Editor
Managing Editor

Born & educated in NY with an Environmental Science degree, my husband and I reside in Hardwick with our young daughter and several spoiled pets. This is a true gem in Northwest New Jersey, and my commitment to the people and environs has been shown in the many different fields I've worked - municipal & county official, election clerk, open space plan writer, newspaper & radio journalist, grant writer, events coordinator and farm market manager as well as retail, waitressing, archiological digger and once for a short while in a very huge warehouse.

My favorite was as a reporter where I could take my camera and notebook to capture some of the interesting people and stories around us. I'm thrilled to now serve as RVE's Managing Editor and hope to help fellow writers hone their skills and show you the issues as well as treasures that exist in North Warren, through their eyes.