Santa Rosa, CA: The List – Late Night Food Truck Spots

At the Delicias Elenita Taco Truck, picking up a burrito at the day's end is still a viable dinner option. (ASA HESS-MATSUMOTO / Press Democrat)

By Ahessmat | Santa Rosa Towns

At the Delicias Elenita Taco Truck, picking up a burrito at the day's end is still a viable dinner option. (ASA HESS-MATSUMOTO / Press Democrat)
At the Delicias Elenita Taco Truck, picking up a burrito at the day’s end is still a viable dinner option. (ASA HESS-MATSUMOTO / Press Democrat)

The food truck business in Santa Rosa is booming. Everyone’s dishing on their favorite lunch spot on wheels: Street-Eatz’s Jamaican tacos, Awful Falafel’s kebob plate, or Ribs on Wheels’ pulled pork sandwiches.

But that was then, this is now, and now is late. Gone is the sunny sky that brought on commuter traffic – first southbound, then north. Gone is the rattling, hazy-eyed

pilgrimage for another revitalizing elixir of coffee. Gone are the nine-to-fivers, their punch cards clocked out.

It’s night, and we hunger still.

In the waning hours of Santa Rosa, the cheap, quick-to-order food truck is a rarity to find. Most close up shop after the lunch rush, but a few keep the stoves hot after stars fleck the sky:

1) Delicias Elenita Taco Truck
A staple favorite for many in the Roseland area, Delicias Elenita sits right on the corner of Sebastopol Road and West Avenue. The truck’s line of customers and even at night serve as a testament to its tasty dishes. The service is quick and friendly, and the food will hit just the spot.

2) Dim Sum Charlie’s
Though found mostly over in Napa, this noodle cart owns the night on Fridays and Saturdays, keeping the hungry fed up through midnight. The customized-to-order shrimp dumplings at $6.50 for four will make the drive there worth it.

3) La Mexicanita
Hovering just a short distance away from the Delicias Elenita truck, La Mexicanita delivers a wide selection of delicious Mexican food. For just $1.25 each, the tacos de pollo – chicken tacos – make for an excellent way to fill up without breaking the bank.

4) Chicago Style Hot Dogs
If you’ve been cruising the bar scene at all in downtown Santa Rosa, its doubtless you’ve passed Jeff Tyler’s stand set up in the Courthouse square from time to time. Even if you hadn’t thought to purchase one before, just catching a whiff of what’s cooking in a cold night is enough to change the mind.
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