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Food Truck Fridays: L Kora serving authentic Mexican street food for five years and counting

One local food truck is taking back Mexican food in all its original glory.

Posted: Jul 5, 2019 6:59 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — One local food truck is taking back Mexican food in all its original glory. L Kora has been serving Greater Lafayette for five years now, and it's a favorite to many. 

Jose Lopez owns the food truck with his wife. Surprisingly, he said he doesn’t have a huge background in cooking.

However, he really enjoys cooking up traditional Mexican street food that he ate growing up. He said the flavors are all symbolic of Mexico, his home country.

Lopez wasn’t seeking out a food truck, but said it kind of fell in his lap. 

His customers sure are grateful for it.

“I just like Mexican food and this is a good place to get it,” said Kathleen Jacobs, a frequent customer at L Kora. 

L Kora has been cooking up classic Mexican food in Lafayette for five years.

“Quesadillas, burritos, tortas.”

But the crowd favorite? Tacos. 

The food truck's owner told News 18 the chicken and steak tacos are the most popular order on the truck.

L Kora is known for its authentic Mexican cuisine and Jose Lopez is known for cooking it the exact same way every time.

News 18 to Jose Lopez, Owner of L Kora: "What’s your favorite thing to cook on your truck?" Lopez replied, “Well, I like everything. I like everything that we cook.”

Although the cook doesn’t have a favorite, his customers do.

“I got the vegetarian tacos, it's just delicious.” Jacobs gets the same order every time she visits the truck. 

When she discovered L Kora she kept coming back, and for more reasons than just the food.

“I’ve probably been eating here for the past year or two,” Jacobs said. “They’re always so nice, they’re always so excited to see you and I’m sure that they’ve had long days and they never let on with that. I also think their prices are good for good food.”

“My wife and I think how to start the business, and make choices with the meats and choices with the ingredients," Lopez said. "And we came up with this, and I like it and the people like it."

Jacobs is one of those people.

“I think part of the fun of food is all the different flavors," she said. "I like to find certain things that I like at different places and then go home and try to recreate them. The thing that I like about L Kora is that it’s a ton of different flavors that I still can't figure out. So for me, it’s a little bit of the mystery that I know I can't make something better at home.”

In the image below, you can see the logo for L Kora. It’s a man bending down on one knee with a taco in one hand and a burrito in the other. News 18 asked Lopez if this man is representative of anything. Lopez said the man is on his knees because he is thanking God for this opportunity.

Lopez told News 18 that nothing is confirmed yet, but he does have new plans in the works for L Kora. 

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