Crepes Bonaparte, competitor on The Great Food Truck Race and originally from the LA/Orange County area, recently opened a second truck in San Diego. The truck serves French crepes, in breakfast, lunch and dessert varieties.
There’s been a lot of new food trucks opening in San Diego, and I can no longer keep track. Crepes Bonaparte caught my attention because I love trying trucks I saw on Great Food Truck Race and because I haven’t had a decent crepe in San Diego in quite a while.
The truck plays French songs, displays a mustache as its logo, and you’ll be greeted with a “Bonjour!” The trucks are owned by husband and wife team Christian Murcia and Danielle Law Murcia. While neither of them are French, they do know how to make French crepes. The crepe makers are imported from France. Each truck has a French sounding name too: Gaston (Orange County) and Pierre (San Diego).
I stopped by for lunch the other day in the new downtown food truck spot (3rd and B). Unfortunately there was some snafu with the city so the other trucks had to leave the lot, but luckily Crepes Bonaparte was still around.
There were so many crepes on the menu I wanted to try, but I limited myself to two. I wanted to try one savory and one sweet one to compare.
Caprese sliced tomato, seasoned chicken, mozzarella & garlic pesto ($6.75)
The crepes are made fresh to order so you do have to wait a few minutes, but it’s fun to watch them being made from the glass windows. Though I was mainly distracted by all the jar of Nutella in the truck…
The crepe texture was perfect. Thin, crisp on the outside, slightly chewy and airy on the inside.
My crepe was absolutely loaded with ingredients too. Look at all the chicken. Even though the chicken looks plain it was actually well-seasoned. Combined, the ingredients tasted a lot like a pizza. Delicious. Priced at only $6.75 this would make a very satisfying lunch. Next time I’ll have to try the “In Da Club” which has bacon.
HazelBerryAna fresh sliced strawberry, banana & Nutella ($5.75)
I couldn’t leave without also ordering a sweet dessert crepe. I was in Nutella heaven. Nutella and strawberries are already a great combination and this dessert crepe was loaded with strawberries and Nutella.
You can also get a scoop of ice cream for an extra $1. The vanilla ice cream made this crepe even better.
I was really happy with my first taste of Crepes Bonaparte. After some poor crepe experiences in San Diego, Crepes Bonaparte restored my faith. I also found the prices quite reasonable. Most crepe restaurants are charging close to $10 per crepe and these crepes are priced between $4-7. You can check out the full menu here. The schedule is posted here and of course you can also follow them on twitter for updates and changes to the schedule. I can’t wait to revisit and bring the FH so I can try out more crepes from the menu.