Touring Around Boise – Part 3 – Buenos Aires In Boise

When you go to Boise Brewing Touring Around Boise – Part 2 – Boise Brewing it is a given you are going to venture across the street to the Buenos Aires Food Truck, especially if you are there on a Friday night. As you can probably imagine from the name on the truck, the foods served are traditional foods from Argentina, such as Argentinean empanadas and choripanes (Argentine sandwiches). It is owned and operated by a mother and son combo, Betty and Manuel.

There was this sign on the truck and I had to ask Manuel what it meant. He said it is basically the title of a very famous love song in Argentina.

Mama Betty does the cooking and her son Manuel is the customer service representative. Together, they do a fantastic job of putting out some delectable traditional Argentine foods.

After touring around Boise, we were both thirsty and hungry. While we were enjoying our cold brews from Boise Brewing, the aromas from Buenos Aires were wafting across the street, calling out to us. We needed some empanadas. I ordered us some of each kind they offered – beef, vegetable and chicken, only I did not order enough, so a minute later, I went back to get some more. I wanted each of us to have one of each kind of empanada, but my math was not functioning well that day and I miscounted how many we needed. They we SOOOOOO good too. They came with a chili lime sauce. Mama Betty did an excellent job preparing these fried delicacies. They were light and crispy and full of flavor.

But we didn’t stop there. Oh no!!!!!! We continued our Boise walking tour and after finishing, we went back to Buenos Aires for MORE of these delicious empanadas to take home with us as well. We ended up having them for breakfast the next morning. Mama Betty said the best way to reheat them was to put them in an air fryer. We followed her advice and true to her word, they were just as good as they were the first time we had them.

Buenos Aires Food Truck is constantly on the go, moving from place to place. So if you want to see where they are going next, you need to follow them on either Facebook, Instagram or by email at You can also give them a call at (208) 614-0648. Trust me, you DO NOT want to miss out on these scrumptious goodies. If I lived in Boise, I would definitely be following this truck around. 🙂


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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