El Sazon Dominicano food truck brings Dominican empanadas to Milwaukee

Kristine M. Kierzek

When Ignacio Frias cooks, his Dominican roots are a part of every recipe. When he was growing up in the rural area of ​​Miches, about two hours from Punta Cana, his father taught him to cook with wood fires. Everything begins with sazón, the seasoning staple that is the backbone of cooking in Latin American and Caribbean regions.

Showcasing that flavor foundation, Frias and his wife, Jessica Gonzalez, opened their food truck in 2019 and named it El Sazón Dominicano.

The couple have slowly grown the family business, and you’ll often find their four daughters — ages 17 to 12 — working alongside them. Expanding from their base on the south side, they’re now regularly in West Allis, Menomonee Falls and West Bend. This month, they were also part of Milwaukee 414 Day at American Family Field. Look for location and scheduling updates on Facebook and Instagram.

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