If choosing a place to eat can be difficult and time consuming, something I deal with constantly, then I have the perfect solution! I’m sure you have heard of the Food Mafia Trucks and I have the inside scoop on one of the best food trucks in the Livermore area- Mario’s French Dips Express!
Introducing Mario and Austin Schiopu
Mario’s French Dips Express is owned by, obviously, Mario Schiopu. This is a family oriented business as his son Austin is one of the amazing cooks. Along with his son Austin, other family members such as his daughter and his sister help out! So you’re definitely getting that essence of home cooked meals when choosing this food truck. I was fortunate to talk to Austin, his love for his family business is evident and he is constantly working hard to provide nothing but the best for all their customers.
With excellent and efficient customer service, food trucks are awesome for timely mannered lunches/dinners. Mario’s French Dips Express offers mouth watering and a variety of dishes you’ll soon call your favorite. Popular dishes that you must try include their prime rib sandwiches, reuben sandwiches, tri-tip and pulled pork- you will not be disappointed. Some of their special dishes are fried chicken and Italian links and sausages but if you’re craving something sweet; I have the hook up. Mario’s French Dips Express has amazing sixteen inch churros. King sized. Are your mouths watering yet? But it doesn’t stop there.
A Little Surprise for Their Fans!
When talking to Austin, he gave me a little secret that might interest your taste buds. Their menu will soon be adding a tasteful flare of their Romanian ancestry. Although he didn’t give me exact dishes, he promises it will be fantastic. A new grill menu with a Romanian twist? You know where I’ll be! So if you’re interested or have had their dishes before, soon you’ll be able to try something with a Romanian styled flare!
For their fans, the best way to keep up and find out where they will heading next is via the Food Truck Mafia site. There, you’ll find tons of other trucks listed and even information on how to book Mario’s food truck for an event! Tomorrow, March 8th, Mario’s French Dips Express will be at Niles Canyon, Fremont starting at 5pm! Did I mention they cater as well? Perfect for any event!
Mario’s French Dips Express History!
Their food truck has been traveling all around the Bay Area since March of 2015 . From Livermore to San Ramon to Castro Valley to Fremont, their fan base is rapidly increasing. When talking about their most insane crowds and experiences, Austin was quick to say that the most memorable and insane turn out was at the Livermore Air Show, (peep one of my first articles to get more information on that event!) I was also aware of the busy customers that dined there when I was there trying some dishes out. And no food was wasted or thrown out so that illustrated a million words! As a food lover and enthusiast, I thought it was awesome that Austin even told me about the secret menu being planned. I think it’s wonderful to incorporate one’s heritage and history with their passion, whether it be food or art. I am excited for this new menu and predict it will be quite a success!
Here’s a picture of how huge their food truck trailer is!
I hope you all try it and find your favorite menu item! Let me know your favorites in the comments or on our Facebook page!