St-Zotique East has a new taco option, and it’s very 2017 — Taco Trunp is open, promising authentic Mexican street food, and yes, that’s “Trunp” with an “N”.
In case it wasn’t clear from the above photo, featuring a cartoon version of US president Donald Trump in a sombrero, Trunp are jokingly leaning into the president’s history of making objectionable comments about Mexico and its populace, even though Trump has at other times claimed to “love Hispanics” and to love (decidedly non-Mexican) taco bowls.
Trunp’s selling point is that they’re offering legitimate Mexican takes on tacos — in their own words on social media, the owners have highlighted that their offerings are “not Taco Bell” and “not Tex-Mex or pseudo-Mexican”. Those tacos include al pastor and carnitas (shredded pork) at around four for ten dollars, and bigger, cheesier items like gringas and piratas (tortillas filled with meat and cheese).
Trunp moves in right near the corner of St-Denis, but they’ve been in the taco game for a few months before arriving in Montreal. Taco Trunp started out at the beginning of summer 2017 at a Sherbrooke farmers’ market, Marché de la Gare de Sherbrooke — that was just a stand; now they have bigger brick and mortar digs where they’ll be able to serve up even more filled tortillas. All the better for making Trump worry that tacos are taking over North American society.
STATUS — Taco Trunp is open at 388 St-Zotique East from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.