ITHACA, N.Y. — The Dos Amigos food truck is now serving up their popular California-inspired Mexican food for lunch in downtown Ithaca.

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Starting Thursday (that’s today!), the truck will be parked near the intersection of Tioga and Buffalo streets, about a block away from The Commons.

Co-owners David Farahi, of Nevada, and Jorge Bouras, of southern California, opened the restaurant in Collegetown at the end of August with consulting help from Sam Epps, a chef at the Gola Osteria restaurant in Ithaca.

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The truck serves tacos and quesadillas with three Mexican food classics: carne asada (marinated beef steak), carnitas (slow cooked and finely chopped pork) and chicken adobo (marinated chicken). Vegetarian options are also available.

All the tacos are topped as they would traditionally be at a Mexican taco truck — with onions and cilantro and a choice of three kinds of salsa.

(It’s worth mentioning that all the food items have names inspired by popular rap or R&B singers — such as Chicki Minaj, The Notorious P.I.G., and Destiny’s Chicken.)

Related: A night at the new Dos Amigos Taco Truck in Ithaca’s Collegetown

Farahi and Bouras mentioned the idea of expanding their business to downtown or with extended hours in August.

The truck’s temporary hours for the month of December are  11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday and  Saturday from Noon  to 4  p.m. It will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

But beginning Jan. 5 the truck will be open Tuesday to Saturday. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates!

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.