La Flor de Jalisco’s food blossoms at 23rd and Clinton

La Flor de Jalisco's food blossoms at 23rd and Clinton
All photos by Kathy Chouteau.

By Kathy Chouteau

When was the last time you went to La Flor de Jalisco food truck?

The Standard recently stopped by the popular food truck parked on the corner of 23rd Street & Clinton Ave. in the heart of Richmond’s unofficial taco district.

La Flor de Jalisco—or, the flower of Jalisco, a western Mexican state—offers a robust menu of Mexican favorites, and a loyal lunchtime following, as was apparent during this reporter’s visit. They’ve been serving the Richmond community for 30 years.

As staff worked diligently fulfilling orders, I chatted up friendly patrons, inquiring what their menu recommendations were at the food truck. A popular favorite is clearly the super burrito, which is served with a choice of meat, beans, rice, onions, cilantro, cheese and sour cream for $13.

For their burritos, tacos, tortas quesadillas, nachos or sopas, customers can add their choice of regular meat, such as asada, pollo, carnitas, pastor, cabeza or pollo asada, or a specialty meat like the lengua, pescado, chicarron, tripitas and buche.

The carnitas tacos also got an enthusiastic shout out from a customer waiting on the food truck’s little slice of 23rd Street behind the LaunderLand laundromat. A great array of Mexican sodas, agua frescas and more thirst quenchers accompany the menu selections.

Nearby the food truck, two attractive wooden picnic tables offer patrons a place to sit and savor some authentic Mexican eats.

Aside from the location at 710 23rd St. (at Clinton Ave.), community members can also find La Flor de Jalisco at 2031 Macdonald Ave. and parked at El Agave Azul at 12955 San Pablo Ave. in Richmond.

La Flor de Jalisco is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and on Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.