From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Meaning “Street” in Spanish, La Calle in Trussville is a restaurant that brings what manager Maria Greguol said is authentic Mexican street food to the city. After months of preparation the restaurant will be holding a grand opening at its location on Trussville Crossing Parkway today at 5 p.m.
“It’s sort of like fast food but not really because we cook everything to order and everything is good and fresh,” Greguol said.
Originally La Calle was intended as a candy and ice cream vendor, she said.
“I wasn’t planning for this,” she laughed. “I was planning to just sell candies and ice cream. And we just came up with tacos and the whole idea came together when we found the name. Everything came together with the name.”
La Calle brings in meats what some may find to be unique to the area with cow tongue and cow tripe on the menu. Chorizo and pastor are other meats on the menu that Greguol said were made at her husband, Francisco Garcia’s, restaurant in Pinson.
“All the meats that you get are home made,” she said. “They don’t have any preservatives. It’s all fresh.”
Ice cream is also homemade and made with fresh ingredients, she shared.
“The ice cream that we get is homemade,” she said. “And it’s Mexican homemade ice cream. And we get it from this gentleman from Oneonta and it’s really good. I’m not a fan of ice cream but it’s good. The ingredients are fresh. He’s makes the strawberry ice cream with real strawberries and the popsicles have real fruits in them.”
La Calle is located at Trussville Crossing Parkway next to Cici’s Pizza and Buffalo Wild Wings. For more information, visit La Calle’s page on Facebook.