Jessica Hudale Bobadilla and Gerardo Bobadilla met in the city of Play del Carmen in Mexico, when Jessica was on vacation with her family. Today, they're married, living in Forest Hills and hoping to make a living from a slightly unconventional career: Running a Mexican food truck. They bought the truck in November of 2008 and they've been in the Strip District on Saturday's for about two-and-a-half months. The food is based on recipes from Gerardo's mother and Grandmother. Starting last week, they've extended their hours. Now, from Wednesday Through Friday they'll be at Penn Ave and 20th Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On weekdays they'll serve breakfast and lunch; on Saturdays, lunch only.
Breakfast options include Mexican eggs ($6), scrambled eggs with onions, tomatoes and chiles verdes served with side of beans and corn tortillas. Ranchero Eggs ($7) are two eggs sunny-side up served over a corn tortilla and topped with red or green sauce, tomato, onion and avocado, served with a side of beans. Lunch options include tacos (2 for $5, one for $3); burritos ($6), enchiladas ($3.50) and quesadillas ($3.50). For now, chicken and beef are the only meat options. They also have a daily special, such as chicken mole or carne asada.
On Saturday's, they have tamales. For now they're bringing one flavor per week, usually either chicken mole or pork adobo. Larger amounts of several kinds of tamale can be ordered in advance. The Bobadillas also catering parties and events.
Eventually they hope to be parked at other spots throughout the city, including a spot near Heinz Field during Steelers games. Because of the size of their truck, they have to be in a private lot, rather than on a city street where they would need to move every thirty minutes. To place a special order or get more information, call 412-735-8448.