Taqueria Nogal Food Truck Moving to Dayton, Kentucky — With Plans to Open a Brick and Mortar This Fall

The Mexican food truck opened in September in Newport, but is working on some permanent Northern Kentucky digs

Jun 30, 2020 at 4:47 pm
click to enlarge Taqueria Nogal - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Taqueria Nogal

If you've spent time in or traveled through Newport this past year, you may have driven by an unassuming-looking food truck parked in the Laundromax lot in front of the Newport Shopping Center. 

While its perch along Monmouth Street has attracted passersby who were curious for a taste, the otherwise hidden gem has garnered a passionate buzz across social media from loyal patrons and devoted new customers.

Taqueria Nogal is owned by Valeriano Nogal and his Sister-in-Law Lidia Domingo, who are no strangers to the restaurant industry. Nogal previously worked at Newport's Mitchell's Fish Market and briefly at downtown's Sotto, and Domingo worked at Covington's Commonwealth Bistro and downtown's Mita's. 

The food truck opened in September of 2019 and offers a range of Mexican dishes like burritos, tacos, generously sized tortas and quesadillas with meat options including pollo (chicken), pastor (pork), asada (beef) and lengua (tongue). They also feature daily specials like their popular "elotes locos," a tasty Mexican street corn on a stick; camarones de cocktail (shrimp cocktail); and tamales. 

click to enlarge Tacos from Taqueria Nogal - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Tacos from Taqueria Nogal

According to Nogal, it's their fresh tortillas that set their business apart from others in the area. They also top their tacos with cucumbers and radishes, an element that brings a bit of vibrancy to the savory meal. 

After roughly nine months of serving the Newport community (and beyond), Taqueria Nogal is moving to another Northern Kentucky neighborhood on Monday, July 6. The food truck's last day at its Newport location will be on Friday, July 3. 

Taqueria Nogal will move to 614 Sixth St. in Dayton, Kentucky in the parking lot of the neighborhood's downtown Business District, nestled near eateries Unataza Coffee, Galactic Fried Chicken and Purple Poulet. Nogal said they may try to offer some outdoor seating at the new location.>

According to Nogal, they plan to open a brick-and-mortar this fall just a few blocks down in Dayton. The restaurant will have similar dishes to their food truck, but will offer table service and a pick-up window. 

In the meantime, stop by their new spot and visit their Facebook page for daily specials.