Some people might claim this is the first food truck in Antigua Guatemala, but that is not true, since there are quite a few ceviche trucks around Antigua Guatemala and a few other trucks that offer typical food and snacks. Perhaps, the Shtilero is the most colourful food truck since it is a VW Kombi painted with fire-engine red paint. Some people might even claim that there are no food trucks in Guatemala, and again, they would be wrong because one can find L.A. style food trucks in Guatemala City.
I wonder if this is the beginning to an avalanche of food trucks in Antigua Guatemala. I wonder if the food trucks are regulated or they simply pop open as bars and restaurants do. It makes sense to use trucks as the largest expense in doing business in La Antigua Guatemala is the rental expenses.
Most street food vendors in Antigua Guatemala usually pick a place and stick to it until they are moved by the municipal authorities. Even typical food trucks are the same way. On the other hand, Shtilero food truck, can be found on 3a avenida sur and 7a calle poniente Monday through Friday; by La Candelaria on Saturday and by El Calvario on Sunday. If you need to know where to find Shtilero food truck, you can check their FB page.
The name Shtilero is a play on the word chilero, or cool or fabulous in Guatemalan Spanish. Shti+chilero equals Shtilero. The Shti part of the name is how the people of Northern France are known, as explained by Rocio, the Guatemalan partner, and since the cook Alex, the French partner, is from the region, it made sense to Kombine the words.
The food offering of the Shtilero food truck is very simple: thee sandwiches, rosemary and spices potatoes and natural drinks. In fact, below you can see the entire food menu. For instance, the meatball sandwich is as simple as it gets, three-meat meatballs, tomato sauce and three styles of mozzarella cheese. ¡Buen provecho!
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