By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Aug 30, 2022 at 12:01 PM

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Melissa Escobar rolled out her food truck, Taco Barrio, for the first time in August of 2021. The colorful truck is often parked at 1st Street and Greenfield Avenue in Walker's Point.

Escobar's creations include Mexican staples like tacos and burritos, along with pambazos, ramen, tortas and more.

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OnMilwaukee: What are your most popular items?

Melissa Escobar: Birria ramen, quesabirrias and the "Flamin' Burro" – a burrito made with hot Cheetos.

Do you offer vegan, veggie or gluten-free items?

Yes, the loaded nachos and the corn tortilla tacos can both be made vegetarian.

Where can people find your truck?

On 1st and Greenfield in Walker's Point and at many events during the summer. The best way to know is through our Facebook page.

If you could park anywhere in the world for one day where would it be?

Somewhere in Canada or Europe.


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.