Get ready to dive into a world of mouthwatering goodness at Los Pepes Tacos Burritos Y Tortas. With a solid 4.7-star rating from over 130 Google reviews, this food truck is no joke when it comes to serving up authentic Mexican eats. You’ll find it hanging out at 1180 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, right in front of the AutoZone. Just a heads-up, they take a breather on Mondays and Sundays, so plan your cravings accordingly.

Now, let’s talk about what’s on the menu. We decided to go all in and ordered the Birria Tacos and the intriguing-sounding Birria-Pizza-Dilla. These two dishes are both specials and only available on occasional weekends. Follow their Facebook page to see what specials they are offering and when.

Walking up to the truck, the aroma hits you – that sizzling, oh-so-tantalizing smell of meats and spices. The drill here is takeout only – no dine in, other than one solitary picnic table. But trust us, the hustle and bustle around the truck is all about that food passion.

First up, Birria Tacos, the shining stars of Mexican street food. These are a mouthwatering culinary marvel that deserves a moment in the spotlight. Originating in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, these tacos are a tantalizing blend of tradition and innovation. At their core, birria tacos feature succulent, slow-cooked meat—often beef or goat—that’s been marinated in a rich blend of spices, including dried chilies, garlic, cumin, and more. The result is tender, flavor-infused meat that practically melts in your mouth. Typically served on warm, soft tortillas, birria tacos are fried in their own meat fat and accompanied by a side of consommé, a flavorful broth created from the juices of the cooking process.

At Pepes, birria tacos come as a trio, and they include a GIANT cup of consommé for dipping. The tacos were no joke when it came to flavors. They didn’t skimp on cilantro, so if you’re a fan, you’re in for a treat. The onions? A bit raw, but they still worked with the flavor profile. The real star? The meat. Juicy, tender, and just the right amount per taco. This is a beef birria and not the traditional goat but I have had both and think it is the better option anyways. You’ll wanna dig into these right away, either right there in the parking lot or first thing when you get home, while the tacos are still hot and have a bit of crisp.

Now, let’s get into the Birria-Pizza-Dilla. Don’t be fooled by the name – it’s more like a large open-faced quesadilla than a traditional pizza. The crust has some firmness to it, but you might still need a fork and knife to conquer this beast. This creation comes with a pile of toppings, including the birria beef, onion, avocado and cilantro. It is more than enough food for two people to share. This might be truly one of the best original food creations I have had the pleasure of trying.

For the salsas: they come in a trio. There’s the green avocado salsa – not too spicy but zesty with a strong lime kick. Then there’s the green salsa – a bit hotter, still limey, and tangy. And if you’re up for the heat, the red salsa’s got it. It’s the spiciest of the bunch, with a similar flavor profile to the green but it seems like less lime.

So, our take? Los Pepes Tacos Burritos Y Tortas is a flavor-packed journey that’s all about keeping it real and authentic. No frills, just darn good Mexican eats that hit the spot. From the Birria Tacos to the Birria-Pizza-Dilla, each bite is like a trip south of the border. If you’re in Fort Collins and craving some legit Mexican flavors, this food truck needs to be on your hit list. And remember, they might be closed on Mondays and Sundays, but the rest of the week? It’s a flavor bonanza you don’t wanna miss out on!