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The Yardbar Takos at Nuri Street Food Kitchen in McAllen.In 2016, when Asian-Mexican fusion restaurants like Austin-based Chi’Lantro were all the rage around the state, McAllen chef Gabriel Fuentes realized there wasn’t anything quite like that in his city.He was interested in homing in on Korean-Mexican tacos that made use of the staples (like kimchi and salsa) and signature dishes (like bulgogi and elote) of both cuisines. So he convinced his wife, Hortencia Fuentes, that they should open a food truck.Dubbed Nuri (which means “world” in old Korean, “my light” in Arabic, and “my fire” in Aramaic), the food truck intended to offer global cuisines served in taco form, with live fire or grilling as the foundation. At first, the couple served only Korean-inspired tacos. Six months in, they expanded the menu to include…

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