CARINE couple Maria Victoria Roman and Ricardo Peralta have partnered up for a mobile business that celebrates their national food.
They have opened a food trailer business called La Fuente to serve up chilean street food, and recently parked it at the Mullaloo Beach car park.
Formerly a graphic designer, Mrs Roman said she and her husband moved to Australia from Chile five years ago and decided to enter the food market this year.
“La Fuente means ‘The Fountain’ in Chilean,” she said.
“The very first restaurant that opened with this kind of food was located in front of a popular park which has a massive fountain on the centre and so they named themselves ‘La Fuente’.”
“More ‘Fuentes’ opened in different suburbs, always keeping ‘La Fuente’ as a first name but adding the name of the suburb as the second one.
“We brought one Fuente to Perth and, with that, a whole new experience of food and service.”
Mrs Roman said their food came in big portions, with the menu featuring chilean sandwiches and hot dog rolls.
It also has their favourite chorillana – “chips with griddled beef on top cooked with beer, griddled onion and egg”.
“Picnic rugs are offered to consumers to sit down in the grass and enjoy the beautiful park, beach and Chilean treat,” she said.
“Even a plate of fresh water is near the trailer for those that are enjoying the day with their dogs.”