Taco Truck Entrepreneurs: Torn Between Their Kids and the Needs of a New Business

Photo: Apolinar Islas

BARUCH COLLEGE–It is 10 p.m. on a Saturday night in September. Street lights illuminate Los Torres, a taco truck stationed on a sidewalk of Southern Boulevard and Aldus Street in Hunts Point in the Bronx. The truck’s sides are stamped with life-size murals of an Aztec warrior, Popocatepetl, who is wearing a red-and-green panache and kneeling beside the dead body of his fiancée, Iztaccihuatl, who is dressed in white and laid out on a bed of white margaritas.