Food truck gets a tick from City


La Fuente owners Ricardo Peralta and Maria Victoria Roman. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d443362
La Fuente owners Ricardo Peralta and Maria Victoria Roman. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d443362

The Chilean street food truck has been attracting hungry locals at Mueller Park on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am to 2pm.

“From now, we have our permit until June,” Ms Roman said.

“After that, they will review that everything went right and with no issues, and we will get the other half of the year.

“Being this is the first time Subiaco has approved a truck to trade in Subiaco, they want to make sure that all is working perfect.”

After immigrating to Australia from Chile five years ago, Ms Roman said she and her partner Mr Peralta decided to bring a new style of healthy fast food to Perth.

“La Fuente means ‘the fountain’ because in Chile, the first restaurant that opened with this kind of food was located in front of a popular park with a massive fountain in the centre,” she said.

“We think the best of this business is the flexibility of choosing where to trade.

“Our ‘office’ has a different view every day, from the beach to parks and city. It is also nice to create customer loyalty and see a different crowd every day. It breaks the routine of every week.”

Ms Roman said their best seller was the churrasco Italiano.

“This is churrasco cut beef slices cooked in the grill, fresh tomato, smashed avocado mousse and homemade mayonnaise all together in a round sesame roll warmed up in the grill,” Ms Roman said.

“The second most popular, and also chef’s favourite, is churrasco chacarero of beef slices cooked in the grill, fresh tomato, green beans, green paprika, homemade mayonnaise in the round sesame roll.

“We think their popularity is mainly because of how fresh and tasty they are.”

La Fuente offers picnic rugs to borrow and fresh water for customers’ canine companions.