Forget Jack, Jill Wants a Snack! Jacksonville restaurants Taste Trekkers Guest Forget Jack, Jill wants a snack!: Gourmet Aviator (food truck)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Gourmet Aviator (food truck)

I bet you have noticed all of the food trucks popping up around town. If you are like me, you are super excited about it! This week I tried out Gourmet Aviator (FB Page) for the first time. 


They were parked right by my work, so I grabbed my lunch buddy Karen and headed over. I chatted a bit with the guys inside. They were really nice and told me a little about the food. From the second I saw the menu, I knew I was getting the Helipads (tostones). The guys told me that they make the tostones themselves, and since I am an honorary Latina, I was really eager to try them!
I got the Flying Fish Tacos, which are 2 tilapia soft tacos with cabbage slaw and sauce. The tacos were absolutely delicious! The amount of fish was just right and it was cooked perfectly. Since sauce is their signature item, I had high hopes for it…and they delivered! The sauce is what knocked it out of the park. It had a little kick to it, but wasn’t overpowering. I saw on their website that they sell their sauce, so I’m going to have to go check that out soon. The Helipads were everything that I hoped they would be…and more! For starters, they give you 5 large tostones. I had to take some of them home (not that Ivan was complaining!) The seasoning that they use on them was a good combination of spices with a little bit of heat. They told me that they use this seasoning on their fries as well. I would say that I will try those next time, but I don’t know if I can ever pass on the tostones!


Karen got the Pulled Pork Sandwich with Helipads. She described the pork as tender and juicy, and just like my meal, she said the sauce was the best part. Hers was a sweet BBQ sauce, but not too sweet.
This was her first time having tostones, and I am very pleased to say that she is now a fan!


Verdict – Loved it!! This was the best meal I have had all week and I am anxious for them to come back! The menu is very diverse and there really is something for everyone. And best of all, the prices are just right. There is nothing worse than an overpriced meal, but you have nothing to worry about here!

If you love food trucks as much as I do, check out the Jax Truckies Facebook page. They update their page every day with information about where the food trucks are.


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