The Truck Stops Here

Denver's loncheras were cooking until the city put the brakes on mobile vendors.

"We'll have to see," she says.

Campbell may not have long to wait, Raul says. If business stays this bad, he might have to sell both trucks and start over. He glances at the clock -- whose four-hour increments now rule his life -- zips his jacket, and shuffles toward the kitchen to begin another day.

A customer outside Romulo Cabral's King Taco lonchera.
John Johnston
A customer outside Romulo Cabral's King Taco lonchera.
Romulo's King Taco was one of the first loncheras in town.
John Johnston
Romulo's King Taco was one of the first loncheras in town.

"I came here to work," he says. "That's all I want to do."

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