I am always on the lookout for a new food truck. I read about Poki Tako in The Bite Newsletter Number 24 on Jan 8, 2022. Poki Tako is right next to the Harley Davidson Dealership off of Rodeo Road at Zaferano.
The first time, I visited Poki Tako it was closed due to a gas leak. The cold weather has been very hard on food trucks this year.
I was really glad that I came back. All of us in this house are big kimchi fans. That said you have to try the best ever kimchi fries(12) at Poki Tako. There are crisp french fries, kimchi, Monterey Jack cheese, edamame, sliced Daikon Radishes, sliced Jalapenos, sliced carrots with a killer sriracha sauce. The sriracha sauce tasted like an beautiful home-made aioli. All this goodness was topped off with black and white sesames seeds. Fresh ingredients were the key to this mini-feast. You certainly eat with your eyes. As I opened the take-out box, I was amazed at how colorful this food was. It was hard to wait until we arrived home. Everything smelled so good. Wow! This food deserved to be served with a really good beer. And it was, as soon as I got home.
The jalapenos and the edamane really balanced each other. All the kimchi seemed to gather at the bottom. You would get some it you dove down to the bottom of the dish. I did!
Next we had the Spicy Tuna (16). It was as delicious as it was beautiful. Once again, the fresh indredients made the difference. All this was a a bed of sushi rice. The Poki was sushi grade tuna. I don’t eat much fish but when I do I want it to taste incredible. This dish was incredible. The pickled cucumbers were sour enough, the avocado was perfectly ripe. The Diakon radish added, also the seaweed. The edamame was equally delicious. I thought that sixteen dollars was a little steep but when I tasted this dish, I thought Wow! this is a real epicurean experience. This is worth the price and becomes my special occasion food truck. And since this was a spicy tuna bowl the tuna was well seasoned. It had a nice kick to it. This man is a master of a poki bowl.
We also had another Poki Bowl(16). I have no idea which one. I ordered the Hawaiian but I’m not really sure what I got. It was delicious with all fresh ingredients, too. I’m not sure what those green, orange, and black small round balls are. They were nice and crunchy. I loved the presentation. As you well, know the carrots were great with the combination of pickled cucumber, edamame, and Diakon radish. There was some delicious tuna as well. I just love the black and white sesame seeds. They added a touch of elegance to this dish.
The portions size were perfect. There was enough rice in the bottom of the bowl to balance the richness of the toppings. What a rare treat!
Poki Toko is going to be my go to food truck for bowls. I might even try a baja fish tako(5) next time I go. Or maybe the fish and chips(15.50). For sure, I’m getting the kimchi fries.
Poki Tako gives you one of those electric buzzers to let you know when your food is done. If you are in a hurry, I’d call ahead. All this beauty takes some time to assemble. Just so you know.
Poki Tako’s phone number is: 505.913.7878
This number has already been entered into my phone. Address for now is : 4360 Rodeo Road
Poki Tako’s Winter hours are 11-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
I found Saya’s Indian Frybread and Indian Tacos!! It is still on Cerrillos Rd. This time it is closer to the Motel 6 at 651-A Cerrillos in the South Capital Neighborhood. Saya’s winter hours are: Wednesday-Sat 11-2 and 4-7. I would check Saya’s Facebook page to make sure that they are open. This is cash only !
There is going to be another pizza place in Santa Fe. Right next to the Paloma Restaurant on Guadalupe Esquina Pizza is coming. No website yet but probably coming soon as well.
Lastly, Our beloved Santa Fe Souper Bowl has been canceled. My friends at the Food Depot decided to cancel their largest fundraiser of the year because of our safety. So please, if you can donate to the Food Depot that would be a great help. They are near and very dear to my heart.