Food Trucks

Eat With the Heat Today; Hola El Rincon Del Coqui, Adios Montaco

El Rincon Del Coqui is named after Puerto Rico's teeny indigenous frogs. Like the amphibian, this rolling eatery is uniquely of the island. The orange truck (complete with froggy logo) serves up traditional antojitos (tapas) and sandwiches, including churrasco, pollo, lechon, carne. Healthy eaters can also order the dupleta or tripleta (double or triple meat). Homemade flan is also served. Catch El Rincon this evening at Mother of Christ Church way out west in Tamiami.

In unrelated news, Mars at Montaco has confirmed that she is driving the truck to New York for the summer after this weekend. Saturday will be the last day for Miamians to experience Montaco's fresh and healthy (yes healthy!) tacos. We all knew this day would come. After all, Montaco stands for Montauk, where this little purple truck is heading to serve tacos to New Yorkers escaping the city's opressive summer heat.

Montaco's time in Miami included partnering with Andrew Zimmern for "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Mars and her truck will be missed.

There are three mobile munchie venues today:

Eat With The Heat, part of White Hot Heat Week, celebrating the 2011 playoffs, is today from from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Trucks will serve outside the American Airlines Arena and diners will have opportunities to win Heat prizes. Don't worry about the usually expensive parking -- the Heat are supplying parking at the P2 garage for free. Trucks include: Caza Crepes, CheeseMe, Churro Mania, Dim Ssam a Gogo, Dolci Peccati Gelato, The Flying Saucer, GastroPod, Grill Master, Jefe's Original Fish Taco, Latin Burger, Latin House, The MexZican, Miso Hungry, Mr. Good Stuff, Ms.Cheezious, The Red Koi, Sugar Rush, Yellow Submarine. American Airlines Arena 601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Mother of Christ Church welcomes back the trucks this evening from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Look out for: Aarons Catering Express, Big Kahuna, Catered Bliss, Caza Crepes, CheeseMe, Chef on 4 Wheels, Chef on Wheels, Churro Mania, Daddy's Grill, Dim Ssam a Gogo, Esther's Caribbean Grill, The Fish Box, GastroPod, Grill Master Cafe, Guiseppe's Italian Sausage, Latin Burger, Latin House, MexZican, MonTaco, Mr. Good Stuff, Muscle Truck, Nacho Bizness, Nacho Mama's, Purple People Eatery, Red Koi, Red Truck, El Rincon Del Coqui, Sno Caps, Sugar Rush, Tango Grill, Wing Commander, Wrapidito Yum. 14141 SW 26th Street, Miami

The Falls Art District's Night Out is a new monthly event centered around this community's 14 art galleries. Watch artists at work from 7 to 10 p.m. and enjoy the following food trucks: Jefe's Original Fish Taco, Divan Bakery, Dolci Peccati Gelato, Miso Hungry, Sugar Yummy Mama, Yellow Submarine.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss