Deluna’s has been around for many years, although not always in food truck form. It used to be housed in a now dilapidated building just around the corner from its current location in Boyd’s Campground on Stock Island. Deluna’s has some outdoor seating available and they offer pick up service as well to the local crowd and campers alike.
Deluna’s serves breakfast and lunch with a Cuban flair. Some menu items include chocolate chip pancakes, chorizo, steak and eggs featuring either palomilla or churrasco steak, mojo pork, and Cuban mix sandwiches.
The crew at my office decided to order lunch from Deluna’s last week, and we were going to have it delivered. But like most places in the current atmosphere, they were short staffed and had nobody able to deliver so we drove over to pick up our meal. They were also out of several things that we wanted to order from the menu which was upsetting, so we had to rethink our entire order. We ended up going with an order of conch fritters to start, the shrimp basket for me, an order of the special seafood fried rice to share, the palomilla steak for Paulette and the pepper steak for Karl.
I have to say that I almost had a heart attack when they told me the price was $90 for a food truck meal for three people. Remember when I told you they were out of several things. One of those things happened to be rice and beans which is normally served as a side with the steaks; they substituted their special fried rice and up-charged us for it. However, when we went to pick up our food, the bill was only $66 because they substituted regular fried rice without the seafood in it instead. Still, kind of a lot for food truck food, so how was it?
The conch fritters did not look super appetizing but they were yummy! And the dipping sauce was really tasty. The special fried rice had nice chunk of seafood in it, but I did not care for at all. It was just too greasy and had a strange taste to it. The others were not impressed by it either, but they liked it more than I did.
The fried shrimp were really delicious, far above what I was expecting from a food truck. These were served with the obligatory fries which were also good.
Paulette’s steak was ginormous and she said that it was cooked perfectly. And she had enough leftover for dinner later on.
Karl’s steak was also tasty and served with sautéed peppers and onions which really made the dish.
Not sure that I would do lunch here again unless I was just going to pick up a sandwich; the cost was much more than what I pay for a Cuban meal from one of the local restaurants with dine in or pick up service. But I would certainly get breakfast here which is much more reasonably priced.
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