Mini-Review: Turophilia Quesadillas

DSC_0149(Guest post by The Better Half)

If a quesadilla is done right, the end result will be equal parts comfort food (think grilled cheese sandwich), novelty (is there an end to ingredients that can be grilled inside a tortilla?), and kicked-up spiciness.   And the quesadillas done by Turophilia Quesadillas are done right.

DSC_0150I had heard good things about Turophila from friends.  And with the days of summer dwindling to a precious few, I decided to see for myself. I was not disappointed.

To get make the most of my visit (and to produce some leftovers for Julie), I ordered two small quesadillas.  First up was the Bobby Woo, described by Turophilia as “sushi-inspired.”  It features shrimp, avocado, wasabi-rice, monterey jack, cream cheese, and spicy mayo.  Yum.

turophilaMy second selection was Ty’s Cheesesteak, consisting of marinated top round roast beef, red peppers, onions, garlic, white cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, topped with cilantro cream sauce.  Yum again.

Both selections were mighty tasty, but the Bobby Woo was to die for.   As you can tell from the photographs, the outsides of both quesadillas were perfectly brown and delicately crispy.  The insides proved more of a challenge to photograph, exactly because they were quesadilla perfection…warm, gooey, spicy, cheesy, melty, goodness.

Turophilia offers more than fifteen quesadillas, some of which are almost always available, and others which are available on a rotating basis.  Vegetarian selections are always on the menu.

Turophilia, which operates out of a shiny 1967 Airstream trailer, is a welcome addition to Cincinnati’s burgeoning community of mobile food vendors.  Most days, Turophila is parked in its semi-permanent home in a parking lot on Vine Street, between 7th St. and Garfield Place, directly across from Jean-Robert’s Table.

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  • Bill

    I disagree.  The two quesadllas I’ve had there were skimpy on the ingredients and greasy. Then when I said something in a friendly and constructive way I was told by the young woman that I could have had a hamburger at the food truck next to her hippie trailer.

    I should have had the burger at Cafe DeWheels.

    • http://winemedinemecincinnati.com Julie

      Oh, that’s no good, customer service-wise.  I ate Terry’s leftovers when I got home and was pretty impressed with how good they were even at room temperature and how much was inside them.

    • Bill

      and the teens working there didn’t know wahtr they were doing….

    • Jason

      Ok, Cafe De Wheels. Could you be more obvious?

  • mkredhead

    I’ve tried these delights, and they were fantastic. I would definitely go back – fresh ingredients, fun service, wacky locale.

  • mkredhead

    I’ve tried these delights, and they were fantastic. I would definitely go back – fresh ingredients, fun service, wacky locale.

  • mkredhead

    I’ve tried these delights, and they were fantastic. I would definitely go back – fresh ingredients, fun service, wacky locale.

  • Scott

    After reading your post I decided I had to try these quesadillas. I was not disappointed. They are crispy, cheesey deliciousness. I got the large one and thought it was a little small but it was worth it because of the quality. Thanks for the inspiration to try this little gem.

  • Fal7743

    Bill, if that is your real name. I don’t know what the Cafe De Wheels shout out has to do with your issue. I would have never said such a thing. No one has ever yet approached me with a complaint regarding their order. If so I would have respectfully handled it. I would never treat anyone like that especially my customers, who have been nothing but wonderful and supportive. I’m a new business and I’m learning. I’m open to constructive critisism; in fact I love to hear it because it will only make my business and self strive harder to please my customers who took time out of their day to visit us. Also, my son is excellent at what he does. His customer service skills bypass the majority of adults I’ve seen in the industry. Anyway, I’m sorry for your inconvenience.