Today’s review is a parable about turning a negative into positive. The negative, in this case, was a cancelled flight to Jacksonville. The positive, was me eating at one of the best food trucks I’ve eaten at.
The family and I were headed for a weekend in St. Augustine, Florida. Our 7:30AM flight to Jacksonville had been cancelled and in turn we decided to hop on the 7:45AM to Orlando. Once in our rental car, we decided to make a quick detour through Winter Park for some shopping, which is where we stumbled onto La Empanada.
Looking at the menu, we decided our selection would be “One of everything!” with the addition of a Mexican coke. This is a sadly common selection for the Roadrunner family, but we’re learning to embrace it.
There really wasn’t a hole in the menu. I even enjoyed the vegetarian offering (Curried Cauliflower) which is not something you here me say often. The picadillo and chicken pesto were both fantastic. The kale and apple salad was delicious. And the dessert empanada with banana and nutella oozing out was quite amazing.
All of it was so good, we went back up and ordered “One of everything Round 2!” Also caused by the fact that I had a quick phone call and by the time it ended, Mrs. Roadrunner had finished the nutella empanada.
If you’re ever in the area, this place is worth looking up. I promise it won’t disappoint. Please bring me back some.