Mexican food truck to visit Eastern Tuesday

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

Vita’s Mexican food truck will be making its debut appearance at Eastern’s campus from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday between Taylor Hall and Coleman Hall as part of Latin Heritage Month.

The food truck serves traditional Mexican food and is based out of Arcola. Owner Cynthia Guajardo said she began the business nine months ago.

Before opening the business, Guajardo said she volunteered by making her food at the Catholic Church in Arcola and the Broomcorn Festival.

The food truck is named after Guajardo’s mother’s nickname “Vita”, she said.

Guajardo said the most popular items she makes are the tacos.

The menu features a burrito, which is made with a 16-inch tortilla shape, Guajardo said.

“It is kind of famous,” Guajardo said.

Other items on the menu include tortas, a kind of sandwich and flautas, meat wrapped in tortillas, deep fried and served with cabbage, tomato and a potato wedge. Cheese or meat quesadillas, nachos and elote or corn in a cup are also available at Vita’s Mexican food truck.

Guajardo said the food truck is open in Arcola, and will permanently be parked at El Amigo meat market. She said the business will also be part of festivals in Mattoon in the future.

Stephanie Beltran, sophomore biological sciences major and vice president of the Latin American Student Organization, said the food truck is something she is looking forward to most as part of Latin Heritage Month.

Kennedy Nolen can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].