There is a new food truck on Cerrillos, Saya’s. We were told by James the owner that Saya’s means Grandmother or the eldest woman in the family in Tewa. This is Santa Fe’s first Native American Food Truck and it is a winner. This is also a family business. James’ daughter(front of the house) and son in-law(the chef) are running the show.
I read an article in the Albuquerque Journal North about this incredible food truck. I had seen the truck on my many journeys up and down Cerrillos Road. Saya’s has a stunning Turquoise truck. You can’t miss it. Saya’s is parked in the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts parking lot. It is a small food truck but the food has some big flavor.
We had the fry bread. I haven’t had fry bread in years. I’m talking a long time here. I am usually disappointed with the grease factor. You have to have fresh and hot grease to have a good piece of fry bread.
I thought what the heck. I would try a fry bread(5) with some powered sugar. If you are going to break some rules, you might as well go ahead and really have some fun. Wow!! We finished the good sized fry bread before we got home. Oh, my what a wonderful treat. The fry bread was steaming hot and absolutely delicious. It was light and tender. I really don’t have enough adjectives to describe this but check the fry bread out for yourself.
I tried the Indian Taco(10). Once again, I haven’t had an Indian Taco in years. It was worth my wait. The taco shell was cut into pieces. It was the same as the fry bread, light and airy. What a delightful base to build upon. I requested the Indian Taco without meat. I thought that the cheese would be enough with the rest of the toppings. Your Indian Taco comes with pinto beans (more about them soon), cut up onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and red chile.
The pinto beans were fabulous. I love beans as it is but these beans were some of the best beans I have ever tasted. And I have tasted all kind of beans and many, many of them. Yum!!! Everything melded together so nicely. It was better than I ever remember having. I was blown away. All the ingredients were fresh, bright, and tasty. The portion size was huge. I really couldn’t eat the entire serving at one seating. Yes, it took me two meals to finish off this Indian Taco.
Saya’s is open Wednesday -Sunday 11-3. I would advise that you come before closing time. Saya’s ran out of toppings the first time I was there. Credit cards are now being accepted. All Good!!!