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A Caribbean Culinary Experience

A Taste of Puerto Rico

our story

about Taino

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Taino, a Taste of Puerto Rico is a food truck born from a passion for cooking, a one-way ticket from Puerto Rico to Oregon, and the desire to bring culinary diversity to Central Oregon. Mayra Feliciano, founder, has a master’s degree in education and spent the last 27 years teaching Social Studies and Spanish in Puerto Rico and for a short while in Central Oregon to all different levels of students. She also established and operated a successful catering business in Puerto Rico. When Mayra made the decision to move to beautiful Central Oregon, she decided it was time for a change and followed her passion for cooking, sharing her ancestor’s cooking traditions and bringing people together. Mayra loves to dance, go on hikes and cook for friends and family. We welcome you to visit our humble food truck, say hi to Mayra, practice some Spanish and maybe learn a few salsa dance moves.

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food for the entire family that

Makes people want to dance

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MEANING OF TAINO

Puerto Ricans are very proud of and embrace the traditions of their ancestors, the Taino Indians, who inhabited the Greater Antilles (comprising Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola [Haiti and the Dominican Republic], and Puerto Rico) in the Caribbean Sea at the time when Christopher Columbus’ arrived to the New World.

FOOD ORIGIN

Puerto Rican food has its roots and influence in the cooking traditions and practices of Europe (mainly Spain), Africa and the native Puerto Rican Taino Indians. Puerto Ricans refer to this multi-ethnic fare as creole cuisine “cocina criolla.” Although Puerto Rican cooking is somewhat similar to both Spanish and other Latin American cuisine, it is a unique tasty blend of influences, using indigenous seasonings and ingredients around the world, and feature plantains and cassava (yucca), some of their main agricultural products.

WHERE'S PUERTO RICO?

Puerto Rico (Spanish for “Rich Port”) is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. Puerto Rico’s mainland is roughly 35 miles from north to south and 100 miles wide from west to east, making its area about 3,500 square miles. Puerto Rico is comparable to the state of Connecticut and bigger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island put together. The main island is blessed with an estimated 300 miles of coastline. Puerto Ricans have been citizens of the United States since 1917 and enjoy freedom of movement between the island and the mainland.

food is love

come hungry. leave happy.

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  • Taino is really bringing the flavor to Redmond. It's easy to get to, affordable, and the staff is awesome. Can't wait to try all the rest they have to offer!

    Ryan Redmond, Resident

Puerto Freakin’ good

share the taste

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Call Us!

Have a question? How about an order?

Call us at 541-595-8517 to get things cookin’.

You can find us at Over the Edge Taphouse at

13959 SW Commercial Loop Road

Crooked River Ranch (Terrebonne), Oregon 97760.

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