An Inside Look at Harrisonburg’s Food Trucks: Delgado’s Antojitos Mexicanos

Food Trucks are popping up all over the Shenandoah Valley! This is the eighth in a series of interviews with our favorite local food trucks

You know that craving for Mexican food that hits every now and then that you just have to satiate? Next time you feel that need, drive on over to Delgado’s Antojitos Mexicanos for some absolutely superb, perfectly authentic Mexican food. “Antojitos” means “snacks” or “little cravings”. But don’t let the name fool you – go here when you’re hungry for a meal. The portion sizes are generous and you will want to devour every last morsel. And then, yes, the cravings will start for more. I had the privilege of talking to Juana Delgado, who owns the truck with her husband, Juan. Between cooking mouth-watering food and serving her customers with a smile and a quick sense of humor, she was able to answer my questions.

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos
The little shed next door has tables and a fan to stay cool while you eat

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos

What is the most popular item on the menu?
JD: Tortas Locas and also Chicken Enchiladas.

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos
Torta

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos
Enchiladas

What is YOUR favorite item on the menu?
JD: My favorite is the tamales. My idea first was just to have a tamale stand. But my kids said, “no mom, you do other things really delicious too, so put a variety of different things from Mexico.” Tamales sell well at certain times of the year – they’re really popular. So our plan next is to make a tamale stand and just sell all kinds of tamales, separate from the truck.

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos
Tamale

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos
Don’t speak Spanish? No problem! Just point to what you want.

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos
Tostada

Who do you credit for your cooking skill?
JD: I’d have to give the credit to my husband, because he’s the one that always tells me this thing needs a little more of this or that. And I guess he just has all these Mexican food cravings, so as I’ve tried to please him over the years, I’ve just perfected it.

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos
Quesadillas

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos

What is your favorite part of this job?
JD: The thing I like the best about it is that it’s a job that my husband and I can do together, we can see each other more time during the day. And I really love to cook.

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos
Tacos

What is the most unique/difficult thing about working in a food truck?
JD: It really involves a lot of time. It’s really a challenge because it doesn’t matter what’s going on in your personal life, if you feel good or bad. You always have to give it a hundred percent so that the food will be just as delicious as always no matter how you feel that day.

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos
Taco Dorado

Why a food truck?
JD: It’s expensive to rent a place. It seems like the people who rent buildings for restaurants, they’re working just for the benefit of the owner of the place and there’s little benefit for the person who’s actually doing the work.

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos
Soft Shell Taco

Why did you pick Mexican food?
JD: When we moved here to Harrisonburg, we wanted this kind of food and there wasn’t any place to buy this kind of food. And I still don’t think there’s another place where you can get exactly this kind of Mexican food.

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos

Harrisonburg Food Truck Delgado's Antojitos Mexicanos

To satisfy your craving head on over to 16 Pleasant Hill Road. Delgado’s Antojitos Mexicanos is located in the parking lot of Halterman Karate.

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About Emily Marsh

Emily takes impressive photos, interviews interesting locals, and keeps things organized for Harrisonblog. She also works on special marketing projects, transaction management, and event management for The Harrisonburg Homes Team. Emily loves dogs, her friends and family, dancing, and getting outdoors.

2 thoughts on “An Inside Look at Harrisonburg’s Food Trucks: Delgado’s Antojitos Mexicanos

    1. AvatarEmily Marsh Post author

      It is located at 16 Pleasant Hill Road in the parking lot of Halterman Karate (across the street from the Sheetz on the corner of 11 and Pleasant Hill). Definitely give it a try!!!

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