Tasty Tortas — The Alligator Pear serves up Mexican-inspired sandwiches from its food truck

Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:56 AM.

Looking at the menu, "it's super flavorful and filling," Pangle told The Log.

As for the tortas, there are three options to choose from — shredded beef, pork carnitas and the chicken "al pastor."

The shredded beef torta marries onion marmalade, roasted poblano peppers, cotija cheese, and chipotle mayo. The pork carnitas are piled high with black beans, pickled onions, avocado, arugula, cotija cheese, and chipotle mayo. The chicken al pastor boasts black beans, tomato, avocado, arugula, and cilantro mayo.

There is also "The Big Bowl," which features your choice of meat, rice and beans, plus any three toppings. Rice and beans, chips and guacamole, elotes, a grilled corn bowl, and watermelon sweet tea round out the menu.

"We are not a huge menu," Pangle said. "We are nice and focused, which is what you normally see with a food truck."

Everything that is served at the Alligator Pear, which is another name for an avocado, is made inside the 16.5-square foot trailer that has two fridges, a stove, fryer, grill and all the tools needed to offer up a taste of Mexican street food in Destin.

"When you take a bite of one of our sandwiches, you wouldn't expect that much flavor," Dallas said.

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