San Antonio, TX: Best you’ll ever have’: New birria-based food truck opening soon on Northwest Side

By Priscillia Aguirre | My San Antonio

A new family owned food truck is opening soon in San Antonio, bringing its California-flavor to a trending Mexican dish, birria.

Guerito’s Red Tacos is owned by a group of family members and a family friend, all of whom decided they wanted to launch the kitchen on wheels two months ago, said Meredith Avila, the wife of one of the co-owners.

The co-owners of the mobile business are Jose Avila, Meredith’s husband Joe, Edgar Zuniga, Carlos Marquez and Nicholas Hinojosa. Marquez owns three restaurants in Los Angeles that focus on Birria.

“My husband told Carlos how there is a big potential here for a birria food truck, so they got together and decided to start something,” Meredith Avila said.

The food truck will open at 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 on the city’s Northwest Side at 8701 FM 1560, near Shaenfield Road and Loop 1604.

Birria is a spicy meat stew dish usually made with beef, lamb or goat. It’s served with a side of broth from the stew kettle for dipping.

Meredith Avila said their meat will be beef that comes from Tijuana, Mexico.

Guerito’s Red Tacos

“We can guarantee you it will be the best you’ll ever have,” Meredith said about their birria. “It’s really authentic, and we are adding a little California flavor to it.”
Meredith Avila said her husband and his family moved to San Antonio from Los Angeles 12 years ago.

Guerito’s Red Tacos is named after Meredith and Joe’s 16-month-old son, Braxton.

Guerito is his nickname because of his light-skin complexion, Meredith Avila joked.

On the menu, there will be quesadillas, mulitas, vampiros and quesatacos de birria. Food price ranges from $7-$12.

Guerito’s Red Tacos

Aquas Frescas and fruit cups with chamoy and Lucas will also be on the menu at the food truck. Meredith Avila said additions to the menu will come at a later time.

Guerito’s Red Tacos

Guerito’s Red Tacos; 8701 FM 1560;; Hours: Open from Thursday to Saturday 5 to 10 p.m.