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Pepe Caliente

Food Truck
Portland, OR
5+ Years on Roaming Hunger

Super Great For

  • Family Events
  • Corporate Catering
  • Vegans & Vegetarians
  • Weddings



Cochinita Pibil Taco

Slow braised, juicy marinated pork, topped with tangy pickled red onions and cilantro

Fresh Sautéed Veggies Taco

A fresh and satisfying mix of tri-colored peppers, zucchini and kale stir fried with garlic, topped with crema, queso fresco, creamy avocado and tangy pickled red onions and cilantro. (vegan on request)


Your choice of filling layered in a bowl with red rice, fresh black beans, purple cabbage, romaine lettuce, crema, queso fresco, avocado, pickled red onions and cilantro.

Boca del Rio Chicken Taco

Tender, grilled chicken hand-rubbed with chipotle spices and topped with crema, queso fresco, tangy pickled red onions and cilantro.


Your choice of richly flavored fillings layered with red rice, fresh black beans, crema, queso fresco and diced red onions, rolled to travel in a soft flour tortilla

Pepe's Platter

Your choice of filling, with some fixins', a side of red rice and black beans, and three corn tortillas. Add in your favorite salsa and you have a make your own taco plate.

Filling Choices

Choice your filling for Pepe's Platter, A Bowl or a Burrito - Cochinita Pibil- marinated pork slow cooked in banana leaves -Boca del Rio- chipotle spice rubbed chicken breast -Carne Asada- beef strips seasoned with Mexican spices -Veggies- tri colored peppers, zucchini, brussel sprouts and kale stir fried with garlic and salt and pepper



Fresh black beans


Savory red rice




Canned soda, Flavored sparkling water

About Pepe Caliente

After 16 years of cooking for the corporate world, Chef Jose is now cruising his very own cool grey truck through town and treating all the peeps of Portland to amazingly flavorful Veracruz cuisine. Pepe Caliente is the roaming home to some incredible food, like Jose’s famous Jarocho Plate: cochinita pibil (pork that’s been slowly roasted in banana leaves) rolled in crispy corn tortillas, doused in a savory broth, and garnished with jicama sticks, pickled red onions, and habaneros, and served alongside tasty rice and beans. The tacos, burritos, and bowls are all just as delicious, so the next time you’re ready to eat, come visit Pepe Caliente for a feast that’s “Authentic. Fresh. Addictive.”!

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