Sussex’s Cabana Cortez food truck offers authentic Mexican food


Cabana Cortez, Sussex’s newest food truck, recently opened and offers authentic Mexican cuisine.

Owner Ann Cortez, who owns the food truck with her husband, Jesse, and brother-in-law Gilbert, said the food truck serves tacos, burritos and quesadillas. Cortez said the truck offers a choice of meats, including chicken, ground beef, steak, and a signature blend of ground beef and chorizo.

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“We offer a variety of sauces like hot red jalapeño sauce, green creamy guacamole sauce, and creamy sour cream with toppings like lettuce, tomato, onion, and cilantro, all served on authentic corn or flour tortillas,” Cortez said.

Along the Bugline Recreational Trail, the food truck is opposite the Sussex Post Office. Cortez said his family owns the building and property the food truck is on at N63 W23580 Silver Spring Drive.

“The location is quite nice and we think the warm weather will bring even more visitors to the busy trail. Just look for the neon green taco truck parked on the north side of the street,” she said.

Cortez said she was happy to be able to share her and her family’s Hispanic culture with others. She said she and her family have lived in Sussex since 2004.

“It’s a beautiful culture with the love of family and food intertwined, as well as the music. We’ve already shared with our large extended family and friends our love of food,” she said . “We come from a large family of great cooks and bakers and host many family gatherings where there is always an abundance of great food because we love creating, sharing and eating delicious meals.”

Currently, Cabana Cortez is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at his home along the Bugline Recreational Trail. Each week, he will post his schedule on his Facebook page. Cortez said she plans to add evenings and Sundays to accommodate increased traffic on the Bugline Recreational Trail as the weather warms and with longer daylight hours.

Cortez also said he plans to add summer events to his schedule.

“Our plan is to generate money from the taco truck to build a large patio and/or deck and also turn the building into a cafe. We are ‘foodies’; and we love our Hispanic heritage and our recipes. It’s a great place and a great opportunity,” Cortez said.

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Cathy Kozlowicz can be reached at 262-361-9132 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @kozlowicz_cathy.

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