Habaneros Modern Taco Bar (Gecko Bus)
Address: 380 Pleasant St. & 600 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, NS. It’s mobile – we saw it at Kent’s Building Supplies in Bayers Lake.
- Website: http://www.habaneros.biz/#home
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HabanerosMTB/
- Twitter: http://www.habaneros.biz/#twitter
Date/Time Visited: 1:30PM on 13 April 2014
Genre: Mexican Fusion / Take out
Here are some of our thoughts (please listen to the podcast for a complete description):
Ambiance / description of place / music / WIFI
Chris – A bus that has been decorated with welded metal and paint to resemble a gecko. Even the license plate matched the decor. Tall enough to stand inside, nicely decorated interior that has a Mexican feel to it. Customers come in through the bus door, then order at the back of the bus. Counter a bit like Subway – fresh ingredients!
Margaret – Eye-catching location. Not like any school bus.
Charlotte – Looked “exactamundo” like a gecko.
Greeting / reception
Chris – Very welcoming – all three staff at the back. One cash, one background prep, one counter.
Margaret – Too busy taking pictures – such a neat bus!
Chris – Very reasonable considering the quality / freshness of the ingredients. Comparable to a subway. Under $10
Margaret – Pretty good.
Chris – Tacos (soft/ hard / duo), burritos, burrito bowls (small or large). Meat choices included beef, chicken, or pulled pork
Smell / look / taste of Burrito Bowl
Chris – smelled fresh – loved the cilantro. What I loved was the attention to detail in putting the bowl together – you could tell that they wanted it to look as pretty as possible. I had mine with pretty much everything – it was a rainbow of taste. The spicy rice was nice, the pulled pork was sweet with a hint of smoke, and the jalapeños (fresh and “jar”) made it nice and spicy. The cilantro added a nice counter-taste, and the mango chipotle sour cream was the perfect complement.
Smell / look / taste of Soft taco
Margaret – ordered 1, could have probably eaten 2 (at least 1.5) since they are a little small. Tasty chicken and green onions with a little bit of cheese Mango mayonnaise – couldn’t really tell since there are so many flavours. Included refried beans.
Why we chose menu items
Chris – Staff recommendation
Service / wait staff knowledge
Chris – They knew their products, and were able to recommend complementary ingredients.
Margaret – Good knowledge of product, maximized use of limited menu.
Overall dining experience
Chris – Food truck – you either eat in the car, at a picnic table if there is one nearby, or take it home – the ambiance is where you find it. Having said that, you will have a fantastic meal wherever you end up eating this food.
Margaret – Good. A novel idea to turn a school bus into a food truck.
Would we go again
Chris – Absolutely!
Margaret – Yes.
Charlotte – Yes.