“By owning a food truck, this meant I could take my food all around the city and this was important because Peruvian food was pretty much non existent. ”
Don Lucho's is the first and only Peruvian food truck in Seattle! The owner, Carlo
TELL US A BIT ABOUT DON LUCHO'S – WHAT ARE YOU GUYS ALL ABOUT?
When I started Don Lucho's, two things were present in my mind. One, I wanted to honor my father “Lucho” who worked hard as an immigrant in this country. “Lucho” also means to fight and struggle for something you believe in, and to
“It feels great to be part of a movement that has helped revitalize a part of town that was somewhat forgotten just a few years back.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO OPEN A FOOD TRUCK?
I've always loved to cook and even enrolled in culinary
WHAT’S YOUR MOST POPULAR MENU ITEM?
Our number one seller is our "Lomo Saltado". It has thin strips of marinated steak that is cooked in a wok along with onions and tomatoes. We recommend ordering this dish medium rare, it’s delicious!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE STREET LOCATION AND WHY?
Our favorite street location for lunch right now would probably be Occidental Square. It feels great to be part of a movement that has helped revitalize that part of town that was somewhat forgotten just a few years back. We do a lot of office caterings in that area and always get a good crowd.
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST STRUGGLE YOU’VE FACED AS A FOOD TRUCK?
The biggest struggle when you're trying to grow a business
“Until you’re fully committed, you won’t be able to give 100% to your food truck… and that is a tough way to start.”
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE YOU WOULD OFFER OTHER ASPIRING FOOD TRUCKS?
Make sure you share your menu with friends and family first and ask them for honest feedback (this helps a lot). Once in the game, keep in mind your financial backing in order to dedicate yourself to your business. Until you’re fully committed, you won’t be able to give 100% to your food truck… and that is a tough way to start. The idea is to give it your
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