Marimba: New Vancouver food truck makes empanadas and Mexican sandwiches


Another new food truck is revving its engine and cooking up some eats on wheels here in Vancouver. Marimba, which parks near the Vancouver Art Gallery, is serving up Veracruz-style Mexican empanadas and tortas (sandwiches).

Just launched, Marimba is serving up the goods Mondays through Saturdays for the daytime eaters, running from 10 am to 4 pm.


On the menu are an assortment of empanadas, which are stuffed pockets made of fried homemade gluten-free corn-based dough, filled with your choice of their three fillings (hibiscus flower and cream cheese; veggies and cheese; pulled pork) and tortas, which are Mexican-style sandwiches, available with pulled pork and refried beans or salmon and bacon.


There’s guac for a little extra on the side, and hibiscus water or lemonade to drink.

You can use the Street Food App to double check where Marimba is parked (in case they have to move from their Art Gallery post).

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom