The Yacht Club on College in Fayetteville has consistently been a hot spot for new food trucks to emerge. The space will see the next new addition with the tex-mex food truck Cantina 1836 early next month.
Cantina 1836 comes from chef Brent Hale, who also owns the successful Big Sexy Food truck in the space next door to Cantina. The focus will be quick and flavorful traditional tex-mex options.
“I am a Texas guy, so naturally I love Tex-Mex,” Hale says. “I wanted to bring what I remember as true Tex-Mex growing up to Fayetteville, where there are already a ton of Texas transplants. The menu is meant to be simple and consistent, but loaded with flavor.”
The menu starts with three proteins: chicken, pork, or steak, then you pick if you want it on tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, or fajitas. Each comes with a side of rice and beans.
The meat is flavored in different ways for each way you want your food, which will help keep things fresh and different between dishes. The tacos also come in flour, corn, or crispy corn varieties.
In addition to the sids, you can also pick up salsa, guacamole, queso, or a trio of all.
The best part is that they are working on serving alcohol for the truck, starting with beer, and will rope off the area around the truck so that people can sit and drink.
“We will start simple with some beer, wine, and beer margaritas. If all that goes well we will look at possibly picking up a full liquor license down the road,” Hale says. “We are exploring the idea of roping off an area around both trucks to expand seating, and allow people to order food from Big Sexy, then grab a margarita from Cantina 1836.”
Cantina 1836 will take over the truck that was previously Green Goat. The location right next door to Big Sexy Food was the part that was most appealing about the location. It will allow Hale to stay heavily involved with both concepts to ensure top quality.
The space is set to open on May 4th, followed by a Cinco De Mayo party the next day to celebrate. The truck will be open from 11-8 every day except Sunday. The Yacht Club and both food trucks are located at 617 N. College Ave in Fayetteville.