5 Reasons to Stop by Our Tempe Food Truck

Our delicious Tempe food truck has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Once known to provide simple sustenance to construction workers and street workers, today’s food trucks now are known to serve gourmet meals to office workers, soccer moms, and anyone who likes to be adventurous in their food tastes. And if you haven’t sample food truck meals before, Modern Tortilla is the perfect place to start! Here’s a list of the top five reasons you should stop by our Tempe food truck while you’re out and about in the neighborhood.

It’s All About the Food 

The first and best reason is all about the food. Our authentic Southwest meals are tasty, filling, and are guaranteed to hit the spot! We keep it simple, serving tacos, burritos, and quesadillas filled with flavor. Hearty enough to keep you fueled up for another afternoon of paperwork and phone calls, but healthy enough not to make you feel the need for a nap, our Modern Tortilla Tempe food truck is as close to perfect as you can find!

You’re in a Hurry? Come at our Tempe food truck!

Food trucks are designed for people on the go, and even though we serve it fast and hot, we never skimp on quality! Using only the freshest local ingredients, our Southwest Savories never disappoint, allowing you to fill up quick and get where you need to go. Eat it here or take it with you back to your desk; your afternoon meetings, classes, or playdates with your kids won’t seem as torturous when you fill up with a Smoky Chipotle Taco first!

We’re Not Your Father’s Food Truck

At one time, food trucks were only frequented by the starving and the desperate. Serving questionable foods at low prices, early workers got what they paid for. Today, however, the food isn’t just delicious; the ingredients we use to create our dishes are fresh, healthy, and still reasonably priced!

Our Crème-Filled Churros Will Change Your Life

Yes, you heard us right: Our churros are crème-filled, and if this is your first time trying one, you’ll have to wonder why not ALL churros are served this way! The warm and crunchy cinnamon outside complements the soft and creamy inside in all the right ways. Even if you don’t have time for a full meal, you should always make time for our churros that you can get in our Tempe food truck.

It’s Tuesday and You’re Hungry

Sometimes the simplest reasons are the best reasons as to why you should visit our Tempe Modern Tortilla food truck, so the next time you’re in Tempe and you feel the urge for a taco, follow the scent to scrumptious—we’ll make your stomach smile!

Thomas D’Ambrosio on AZCentral as one of the Foodies here in AZ making Great Food!

AZCentral names our very own Thomas D’Ambrosio as a foodie here in the valley making a cooking delicious food. Born and raised in Arizona, Thomas D’Ambrosio went on to complete training at the Culinary Institute of America in New York before bringing his skills back to the Phoenix area and starting the Aioli Gourmet Burgers food truck.

Phoenix | Scottsdale | Chandler | Tempe

Kyle Hollenbeck featured on VoyagePhoenix

One of the Co Creators of Modern Tortilla gets featured on VoyagePhoenix! See what answers he gives when asked about how he started his businesses up and what he went through to be so passionate.

Kyle: Aioli Gourmet Burgers was created by three lifelong friends. Michael, Chef Tom, and I. I had a heavy sales background, Michael was a finance major and Chef Tom was a Culinary Institute of American Grad. We started with one food truck and have grown to three trucks and now our restaurant on 32nd St and Shea.

Phoenix | Scottsdale | Chandler | Tempe

Winner 2 Geeks Who Eat

On April 7, 2016, Scottsdale and her eight sister cities will be experiencing the culture and cuisine of various happy hours around the world.

Presented by Scottsdale League for the Arts, take a global tour with Happy Hours Around the World, on April 7, 2016 between 7 & 10 PM. This event will be taking place at Saguaro Scottsdale with Scottsdale Sister Cities Association as a partner and sponsored by Merestone. This event will allow guests to enjoy decorated stations that represent a certain country. They will be able to experience the culture of each destination, ranging from the Alps of Interlaken, Switzerland to Alamos, Mexico.

Music & Participants

After receiving stamps for their passport from each location they visit, guests will be able to redeem two complimentary tickets for the Scottsdale Culinary Festival which takes place on April 16-17. In keeping with the theme, DJ Dan Bare will be spinning both popular music as well as music from different countries around the world. Many restaurants will be participating in this event, including Everybody Loves Fondue, Frites Street, Inchin’s Bamboo Garden, and our very own Modern Tortilla. They will each be providing regional dishes for all guests to taste and enjoy. Along with the food and DJ Dan Bare, there will also be other performances such as Moroccan belly dancers, Irish step dancers, and also a Kenyan drum circle, among other enjoyable events.


Guests that are eager to enjoy beverages from around the world will be able to sip on Coopers from Australia, Moosehead from Canada, 3 Amigos margaritas from Mexico, Chai tea from Kenya, as well as mint tea from Morocco, and so much more. This is sponsored by Hensley. Tickets to this event are $50 online, $60 at the door, and include unlimited food and drink samples. The location is The Saguaro Scottsdale, at 4000 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251. A portion of the proceeds for this event will go to the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association, which is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network that strengthens and creates partnerships between the U.S. and international communities. Another portion of the proceeds will be to support the Scottsdale League for the Arts, in order to promote the arts as well as art education.

Phoenix | Scottsdale | Chandler | Tempe

Featured in Phoenix New Times

Phoenix New Times put the spotlight on Modern Tortilla during the week, check out what they had to say!

Recognizable from Aioli Burger truck, Chef Tom D’Ambrosio is striving hard for success by opening a new mobile eater with his partner Kyle Hollenbeck. In January 2016, the two decided to open Modern Tortilla. Wanting to provide something new and different, they place emphasis on making as much as they can by hand or from scratch. Even their masa and corn tortillas are made from scratch. Not only do they offer the standard corn tortilla, but they also offer a variety of others, to include a chipotle and lime scented tortilla, a cilantro infused tortilla, and others. All of which complement the taco fillings quite well.

There are a multitude of taco selections to be had from Modern Tortilla. For a mere $8, customers can get two tacos with three toppings per taco, as well as a side. Each taco offers a choice of three tortilla types, four meats (pork pastor, chicken cochinita pibil, beef skirt steak, or lime scented cod), and any selection of three out the 21 toppings selection. You can choose from chicharons to pickled mustard seeds, and so much more! If it’s something sweet you’re looking for, they offer home-made churros with dulce de leche as well as home-made flan. What you can expect from Modern Tortilla is delicious street food that is a little different, but doesn’t detract from the original Mexican flare.