Cocina con Corazón
There is no point to cooking, if you don’t cook from the heart.
Chef and owner Karl Tostado learned this lesson from his mother which he puts into practice in the food truck he owns with his wife Paulina Galindo in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
Chef Karl’s love for food was instilled by his mother and grandmother in Culiacán, Sinaloa, where he grew up. He loved watching his grandmother sing to the food as she prepared it and discovered her secret ingredient, the use of old-fashioned measurements, the most important being, “what fits in the palm of your hand, son.“
A Taste of the Menu
To whet your appetite, here are a few of the great dishes that they serve.
- Natalia’s Salad: Mixed greens, red onion, pear, cucumber, cranberries, goat, cheese, sweet hibiscus dressing.
- Chihuahua Style Shrimp Burrito: Flour tortilla stuffed with, shrimp, lettuce, carrot, rice, and avocado.
- Carne Asada Taco or Quesadilla: Grilled beef or asadero cheese with white onion, red cabbage, and guacamole.
- Arrachera Stuffed Potato: Prime arrachera (skirt steak), asadero cheese, poblano chile, and cream.
Ingredient are high quality. They say they will only serve food that they would serve to their children.
Natalia’s is a casual place to go with your friends and family and it is pet-friendly. Often, on the weekends they have a DJ or live music in the evenings.
Around the truck, they have created a beautiful courtyard with lots of seating.
Chef Karl preparing their famous, papa rellena, or stuffed potato.
The arrachera stuffed potato looks fantastic.
Address: Salida a Celaya No. 32, Colonia Allende, CP 37700, San Miguel de Allende, GTO
Hours: Monday to Thursday 1:00pm to 9:00, Fridays and Saturdays 1:00 to 10:00pm