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This authentic Venezuelan food truck hand-makes incredible arepas & empanadas

This authentic Venezuelan food truck hand-makes incredible arepas & empanadas

Sav McKee

Yohalex Medina and Angel Di Frisco are bringing an authentic taste of Venezuela to central Ohio through their incredible arepas, tostones, and empanadas.

The two opened their own traditional Venezuelan fare eatery, called Mordisco Food Truck, in September of 2022, and the community has quite literally been eating up their concept one bite of tequeños at a time.

Mordisco Food Truck is parked right outside of Olentangy River Brewery, Tuesdays through Sundays, from 8am-3pm, offering healthy, high-quality alternatives to breakfast and lunch options you’d usually find at food trucks. When you order your food, it’s guaranteed to be made fresh, and you can enjoy it inside the brewery or right outside on the beautiful patio, located at 303 Green Meadows Dr. S., in Lewis Center. 

Photo courtesy of Mordisco Food Truck

Their mission is to provide food they’re proud of, all made with the highest quality of products and ingredients possible. Plus, they can adapt to the preferences of all of their customers, with vegan, vegetarian, or even gluten-free options available.

Medina, born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, eventually moved to Miami, Florida in 2016. “I was an accountant in Venezuela, but I realized that my main passion was actually cooking,” he explained. “So when I lived in Miami, I worked in restaurants.” He worked in a variety of Italian and Latin restaurants for three years, training alongside professional chefs. In 2019, the concept of Mordisco Food Truck arose, “And when I moved to Columbus, I knew I wanted to bring a taste of my home here,” Medina emphasized. Three years later, he did.

Guests can pull up to the food truck and enjoy breakfast options such as a their number one seller Breakfast Burrito, loaded with scrambled eggs, bacon, tater tots, cheese, and avocado, with cilantro and spicy sauce on the side, or a Venezuelan Breakfast Bowl with shredded chicken or beef, scrambled eggs, sweet plantains topped with cheese, black beans, avocado, and two small arepas. Plus, avocado toast, quesadillas, and breakfast burrito bowls all make fantastic breakfast or brunch options.

If you’re in the mood for lunch fare, Mordisco offers delicious appetizers, such as Tostones (fried green plantains topped with cheese, pico de gallo, and pink sauce), Tequeños (breaded cheese sticks served with cilantro sauce on the side), as well as a variety of Arepas (crispy yet fluffy cornmeal cakes that Medina and Di Fresco stuff with meats, vegetables, beans, cheese, and sauces). Their noteworthy bowls use meat or veggies as a base, with rice, beans, avocado, sweet plantains, and a variety of other toppings, keeping you satisfied all day, and their empanadas pair perfectly with a light beer from the neighboring brewery.

Photo courtesy of Mordisco Food Truck

Medina also shows off his cooking skills at his private cooking classes, where he teaches clients how to make their own Latin food. You can join in on his upcoming Arepas class at The Seasoned Farmhouse! Check out those details here. 

Place an online order and check out Mordisco Food Truck’s menu here, and make sure to follow along on their Instagram for updates!

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