We had the good fortune of connecting with Aurora Leanos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aurora, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
One of the things that was harder for me while building my business, was coming up with a name and concept. I knew I wanted a food truck and that I am passionate about cooking. Beyond that , I was clueless. It took a couple of years of trial and error to figure out what exactly I wanted to do with my food truck. I grew up in a Mexican house hold watching my mom make tortillas and tamales, and with a little dough that my mom always gave me, I practiced making some beside her too. I wanted to bring back that joy I felt, and share those delicious creations with the world. Mexican cooking has been apart of my life since the beginning, and it the “secret” to all my skills in the kitchen. Coming up with a name that would showcase not only my Mexican heritage but also allow me to be flexible with my menu was important to me. I decided, La Guerita Food Truck was the perfect name for me! It’s who I am. La Guerita of the family and now of the food trucking industry.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a proud food trucker here in Denver, CO. I have everything from Tacos, Tortas, Quesadillas, Burritos, to Asada Fries, 1/2LB Breakfast Burritos, and more! My Homemade Pork Hatch Green Chili is a big hit!! I get breakfast burrito orders all day, and the best thing is, they are made FRESH to order! I’m also very flexible with the menu you see. If your looking to make a special order or need something different, I can make it happen!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When we get family in town, we always enjoy a couple nights in Blackhawk. There’s always choices in great food, drinks, casinos, and walks in the town. Of course, you can’t go wrong with camping! Get your Utv’s ready, tents, coolers and head out to Columbine Campground in Central City. The trails are so much fun! But when we want something that’s not so extreme, a mini shopping spree at the Outlets at Castlerock will make the day go by fast.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give a Huge Shout Out to my customers. It is truly with their support and encouragement that I am not only able to continue my business, but I can also live my dream.