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Quick and affordable Mexican food at Mo’s Burritos Food Truck

The yellow taco truck Mo's Burritos which is permanently parked at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Bradley Avenue in Champaign. Illinois. Photo by Grace Kang.
Grace Kang

Food trucks may be a hip and new fad, but the food at Mo’s Burritos Food Truck is definitely no fad; it is here to stay. My family of six has frequented Mo’s Food Truck for years now, and it’s the perfect lunch or dinner option to bring home after a long day or week. It feels like comfort food that always hits the spot. Although there are a plethora of Mexican spots in the Champaign-Urbana area, Mo’s is a family-owned restaurant that has a full menu and numerous options. Mo’s is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack.

Mo’s Burritos Food Truck is located at the corner of Bradley and Prospect Avenues at 1104 North Prospect. There isn’t much seating, just one patio table, so it’s best to carry out and eat in the comfort of your own home or go out for a picnic. If you are not into food trucks and prefer to sit down and eat, you can also check out Mo’s Burritos restaurant located at 705 Neil Neil Street.

My family likes to order several dishes and eat them family style, so we can try a little bit of everything. The truck has numerous proteins (chicken, pork-pastor, chorizo, ground beef, steak, campechano (chorizo and steak mix), carnitas, suadero) options, and a choice of corn tortillas, flour tortillas, or bread choices plus two sauces to sprinkle or lather on your food.

Grace Kang

We were able to try the chicken quesadilla suprema, chicken quesadilla, chicken nachos supremos, three taco meal, steak burrito with everything, and three more tacos. This fed my entire family, and we still had leftovers. 

We ordered both the chicken quesadilla suprema and the chicken quesadilla.

Grace Kang

The chicken quesadilla ($9) was quite delicious and filled with seasoned chicken and cheesy goodness on a large flour tortilla. But, this was really for my picky kids.

Grace Kang

The chicken quesadilla suprema ($10) is where it’s at: a flour tortilla loaded with beans, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and cilantro. All of these ingredients made it delectable, and I dipped it in my favorite sauce of choice.

Grace Kang

There are two sauces: a red spicy sauce and a green avocado mild sauce. They were both tasty, but watch out for the red spicy sauce. I love spicy foods, but this sauce will literally put your mouth on fire. However, I clearly haven’t learned my lesson because I reach for it every time.  

Grace Kang

The three taco meal is very popular and allows you to have a variety of proteins. We ordered three (one steak and two pastor) tacos Mexican style (cilantro and onions) on corn tortillas ($10). It’s hard to believe there are three tacos hidden in these pictures, but they are tightly packed in the foil! The pastor was packed with flavor and tasted heavenly with the cilantro and onions. I don’t love red meat, but the steak’s hard to pass up because it was juicy and robust with flavor.

Grace Kang

We also ordered three (two fish and one steak) tacos American style (lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and onions) on flour tortillas ($10). The American style fish tacos were my favorite because the fish was light, scrumptious, and a perfect mix with veggies and cheese.

The flavor profiles were extremely diverse, with a variety of protein, tortilla, and American/Mexican style options. My family is split on the American or Mexican style, so we usually get our tacos half American and half Mexican.  

Grace Kang

We cannot forget the steak burrito ($9). The burritos here are as big as your face, so be prepared! We ordered it with all the fixins’: lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, beans, cheese, and rice wrapped up in a huge flour tortilla. The steak was tender and seasoned well. All of these ingredients made this burrito full of flavor and a party in my mouth. 

Grace Kang

Lastly, the chicken nachos ($10) was my family’s favorite. We always get everything on it with beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, sour cream, a protein, and of course, a load of cheese sauce on Mo’s house nacho chips. A few years ago, my friend told me about Mo’s legendary nachos, and we were disappointed we hadn’t experienced this goodness earlier; it is beyond words, the perfect combination, and something to never stop craving.

We have tried almost every protein, but chicken pleases the whole family. There was cilantro on it, but even my son who despises cilantro still devoured these nachos. Of course, we washed this down with a fruit punch Jarritos, a fizzy fruity carbonated bottled drink ($2.50). It had the perfect amount of carbonation to wash down Mexican food. There are a variety of flavors to pick from: fruit punch, mandarin, pineapple, tamarind, grapefruit, sangria, and sidral.

Most folks wait in their cars for approximately ten minutes, or you can also call ahead and pick up at your leisure. Also, I noticed that Doordash workers are regulars at Mo’s with numerous pick-up orders. There is something for everyone, so fulfill your late-night cravings at Mo’s; you won’t regret it. 

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal, Mo’s Burritos is the food truck for you. Check out the full menu here.

Mo’s Burritos Food Truck
1104 N Prospect
M-F 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sa+Su 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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