Casa Azul, located at 128 Genesee St., has rolled out a mobile kitchen to launch Buffalo’s FIRST “Torta Truck”! The truck is Chef/owner Zina Lapi’s first expansion project and mirrors the restaurant’s style of making everything, in house, from scratch.
What is a Torta:Tortas are a highly popular and sought out Mexican street food, easily described as a Mexican Style Sandwich. What sets this sandwich apart from the rest is the “Telera” roll its comes on. The delicious Telera roll is baked with a double rise method and the addition of honey, instead of refined sugar, which adds a truly unique texture and taste. Casa Azul prepares their own fresh baked Telera daily. The roll is then buttered, grilled and stuffed with the freshest ingredients and condiments including chicken, beef, pork and/or vegetarian options. They are then topped with house made salsas, sauces and Mexican accoutrements.
The Casa Azul food truck is being operated and managed under the watchful eye of Chef / Owner Zina Lapi by culinary talents Johnny Jeter from Brooklyn, NY and Kevin Harris of Buffalo, NY. Both of whom are dedicated culinary professionals with multiple years of experience in the food and beverage industry in both the front and back of house. Chef Lapi sums them up their chemistry with, “They’re both dedicated to the success of the truck… but most importantly to satisfying the palettes and needs of our customers, and keeping the Casa brand alive”.
Other menu Items:
Other food truck menu items include their melt in your mouth delicious Churros, a mind blowing sweet fried-dough pastry dessert. Other items consist of house made tostadas, tortillas that are deep fried and topped with various ingredients, and beverages such as Mexican Coke and exotic thirst-quenching house-made agua frescas that change weekly. Chef Lapi proudly laments, “It’s the only food truck in Buffalo dedicated fully to the Torta” (no tacos). The adopted motto for the Torta food truck – “Work Hard, Be Kind, Eat Tortas”!!
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