Cora Y Huichol Taqueria

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Cora Y Huichol

Location: SE 82nd at Holgate and SE Division around 123rd


I grew up in rural SE Portland out by Powell Butte, so venture in that direction every so often to visit family. When I do, I try to take a circuitous route traveling down those streets I haven’t been down since I was a child. Earlier this fall, it was SE Holgate. As we crossed 82nd, I eyed this cart in the lot of the corner market and decided to check it out.

Cora Y Huichol is a Mexican Taqueria truck offering up an extensive menu of Mexican favorites, including many seafood and vegetarian options. When we were there at around noon on a Saturday, they were doing brisk business, telling me that this was a favorite among the many taco trucks that line 82nd blvd.

I have been to Cora Y Huichol twice now. On the first visit, I tried the carnitas burrito. I love carnitas. Who doesn’t love braised spiced pork served up with beans and rice, a little guacamole and some spicy peppers. This wasn’t your traditional giant burrito which makes you wish you hadn’t finished it. The size was perfect for the price and I was sated, albeit my mouth was burning from putting on a bit to much hot sauce.  On my second visit, I chose tacos. I normally get tacos to gauge a new taco truck, so had to try theirs. I am use to paying $1.50 a taco, so was happy to see that out in SE, they are only $1.25. Woohooo, saving some money!  Cora Y Huichol didn’t disappoint. You can get tacos served with your choice of meats from carnitas to asada to chorizo and even lengua (beef tongue.) You can also get it vegetarian. I picked out three different meats and chowed down.



If you are out and about in SouthEast Portland, check out some of the taco trucks out there. Cora Y Huichol is one of many who offer up excellent Mexican food at a great price. The Portland Mercury just finished a story on Taco Trucks to give you an idea of what others like. If you go, grab a lengua taco and tell them Food Carts Portland sent ya.

Sample Menu:

  • Choices of meat: asada (steak), adobada (BBQ pork), pollo (chicken), carnitas (pork), lengua (beef tongue), cabeza (beef cheek), chorizo (Mexican sausage) and others.
  • Tacos – $1.25 each
  • Quesadillas – $4.49
  • Burritos – $4.49
  • Totas – $4.99
  • Tostadas – $2.99 each
  • Numerous Marisco (seafood) options ranging from ceviche at $2.99 to Camarones ahogados (shrimp in lemon and spices) for $11.99
  • Vegetarian options available

Hours: Daily 11am-10pm
503 995 6606



  1. I love this cart! It’s a true taco truck in the most traditional Los Angeles style of the word Taco Truck. No frills, no fancy. All races, ethnicities and walks of life go there to chow down.

    Also, this being Hispanic Heritage Month, and me being back in PDX on Saturday, I think Dieselboi and I should write up more taco trucks this month.


  2. JayinPortland says

    Sounds good, and looking forward to more taco truck writeups! I’ll actually be downtown later this morning and I’m thinking about trying a burrito from the cart just to the right of Jarochita (when you’re standing facing both). Can’t remember the name, but I don’t think it’s been reviewed here. The problem, of course, is that it’s right next to Jarochita. Yum. Another problem is that I also have to walk directly past Brunch Box to get there when I step off the 15 bus at 5th & Washington, so sometimes I don’t even make it any further than them…

    Another one I’d like to hear some thoughts on would be El Brasero, the late-night (and they open at 6 AM for breakfast on weekdays too, I believe?) taco / burrito cart in the SE 12th & Hawthorne lot. I was there the other day and came thisclose to trying it, but backed out at the last second and just stuck with a cone of fries from Potato Champion. Known quantity, and all that. El Brasero looked kinda $$$, too. Hmmm…

  3. Not only is this cart within walking distance for me, the tortillas are also handmade, cinching this place as my fave taco cart. Additionally; they also have al pastor(marinated pork) if you ask for it.

  4. Great food, but they have moved since this was written. They are now located at SE 123rd and Powell.

  5. No, it hasn’t moved. I went by there yesterday and got vegi sopes and tacos. Maybe they have a second location?

  6. No, they used to be on 122nd and Powell and now have moved to 82nd and Holgate. They have the best food and yes, the hand made fresh tortillas make all the difference.

  7. Opps, I made a mistake, they used to be on 112th and Powell, now at 82nd and Holgate. There is a different taco truck on 124th and Powell that is great for their pastor tacos in the evening.

  8. they had a sign up back in Nov saying they were moving, but apparently they didn’t after all. Still there, still wonderful.

  9. Went to the 82nd and Holgate location to try this place, but didn’t realized until after ordering it was a different truck (Alberto’s, I think). Food at the new truck in that location was lousy – sopes were bland and undercooked, everything was generally flavorless, lady running the cart seemed angry we were there.


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