New to the Richmond food truck scene is Opa, a purveyor of moderately priced Greek cuisine.
I couldn’t properly review a Greek food truck without ordering a gyro ($7). Keeping it traditional, I opted for one with slices of spicy lamb. The meat, lettuce and tomato swimming in tzatziki sauce and encased in chewy pita did not completely satisfy. It wasn’t quite bland, but the lukewarm lamb lacked the peppery taste I was expecting. Something else I should have expected was the sticky mess. Though not atypical, the sandwich spilling its innards — including the sauce — was enough to discourage me from finishing it without feeling like I was missing too much.
I also tried the Greek salad ($7). The pre-boxed fare did not disappoint, but did not necessarily stand out, either. All ingredients tasted fresh and crunchy. The creamy feta chunks interspersed throughout the dish were delicious, but when is feta not good? If I were craving a Greek salad, I wouldn’t seek out Opa’s over any other.
Catch Opa at the All Saints Episcopal Church Food Truck Court on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bring extra napkins. Trust me.