Valencia Luncheria-Food Truck

Soooo I’ve gone to the Valencia food truck in Vet’s Park in Stamford twice in one week because it was just that good!

Last Friday I took a chance and ordered the Cuban sandwich & a Cheeseburger empanada.  I say ‘took a chance’ because there was no description under the Cuban sandwich, but I figured it had to be good for two reasons. 1 being that it was the only sandwich offered, and 2 because I assumed it would be a combo of a meat and a cheese…and I love most meats and most cheeses..soo I mean it couldn’t be terrible….. and MAN was I right in my assumption!

Let’s start with Last Friday’s lunch…

Valencia's Cuban Sandwich & Cheeseburger Empanada

Valencia’s Cuban Sandwich & Cheeseburger Empanada

 

Would you LOOK at that crispy, toasted bun!? The Cuban sandwich consists of roasted pork, tavern ham, proscuitto, swiss cheese, and pickles.  If you’re thinking ‘wow, that’s so much meat’, you’re right. And it’s awesome. It’s a big sandwich for sure – I gave the other half to my Colombian co-worker and she LOVED it.  I originally asked for the beef picadillo empanada, but they were sold out and the (very smart) man suggested I get the cheeseburger empanada – which is the same as the beef picadillo but with mozzarella cheese.  I wasn’t upset with that information and I agreed.  It was just a delicious meat & cheese party in my mouth. The sandwich and empanada hit the spot for sure! I would absolutely get them both again….and I did.

As I said, I went twice in 1 week, so here was today’s choice…

 

Empanada Combo Platter! Cheeseburger & Beef Picadillo Empanada with Rice, Beans, Avocados, and Plantains

Empanada Combo! Cheeseburger & Beef Picadillo Empanada with Rice, Beans, Avocados, & Plantains

 

Ok, so I mean I don’t have to tell you that this was awesome right? I had to get the cheeseburger empanada again and I wanted to compare it with the beef picadillo one, and shockingly (insert sarcasm here) the cheeseburger one was better.  I mean cheese makes ANYTHING better.  The beef one was good too – but I prefer mozz to no mozz, feel me? This combo platter has everything you need, sweet & salty.  Those plantains were done RIGHT. The rice & beans were very good as well, although I couldn’t finish them because I was so full!

Verdict when it comes to the Valencia food truck….DO IT.   I’ve been to their restaurant as well and there’s so much to choose from!

Check their facebook page for their food truck schedule or go to their main spot in Norwalk!

 

Valencia Luncheria – FACEBOOK

Valencia Luncheria – WEBSITE  

Valencia Luncheria, 164 Main Street, Norwalk, CT

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Riko’s Pizza – Stamford/Norwalk, CT

170 Selleck Street, Stamford, CT   203-674-8970
581 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT   203-614-9999
345 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT   203-822-7800

I’ve had pizza’s from both Stamford locations, and I haven’t been disappointed.  It can take a while for delivery, but that’s to be expected on a Friday/Saturday night.  Riko’s Pizza is super thin crust, just like Colony Grill in Stamford/Fairfield/Milford.  If you’re familiar with Colony, then you know they are almost the same pie.  There are minor differences, but not enough for me to have a CLEAR favorite.  They’re both delicious.  Riko’s offers thin crust pies with various toppings as well as salads and wings.  Haven’t tried any of their wings yet, but below is a list of pizza’s and salad’s I’ve tried and liked!

  • Pepperoni Pizza
  • Meatball & Ricotta Pizza
  • Hot Oil & Onion Pizza
  • Gorganzola Salad (Aged imported gorgonzola cheese, crispy romaine, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, kalamata olives)
  • Buffalo Chicken Salad (Marinated & roasted chicken breast, tangy buffalo sauce, crispy romaine, red onion, rough cut crispy bacon, tomatoes, signature creamy blue cheese dressing.)
Hot Oil & Onion Pie from Riko's Pizza (Newfield)

Hot Oil & Onion Pie from Riko’s Pizza (Newfield)

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