Q: How much is the Tamalero Food Cart?
A: The current price of the cart is $7500 + tax

Q: How does payment work?
A: We require a 50% deposit to reserve your cart. After we receive your deposit, it usually takes between 1-2 weeks to prepare your new cart. The final balance will be due before you pickup or accept delivery.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept ACH, Zelle, Venmo or Cash App. We also accept cashiers checks and cash.

Q: Do you offer financing for the carts?
A: Yes but currently we only offer financing in LA and Orange County. You can contact our partners at Accessity to discuss loan options directly with them. Click HERE to start a conversation.

Q: Do you have any grant programs available?
A: Currently we do not have any grants through Revolution Carts but from time to time we partner with local donors who will gift a cart to a vendor in need. Follow our instagram page for grant updates @revolution_carts

Q: Do you offer delivery or is pickup available?
A: We highly recommend picking up the cart with a truck or van large enough to fit. Palleting and shipping fees are very expensive. Local delivery within 50 miles of Los Angeles can range between $300 - $600 for anywhere between 1-6 carts. 
If you are unable to pickup the cart, we offer local and National delivery for an additional fee based on your city and zip code. Our pick up locations are located in the Los Angeles area and the carts come fully assembled. 

Q: What are the dimensions of the cart and will it fit in my truck?
A: For loading purposes, the carts dimensions are 56" long (including the push bar) x 46" wide (from outside fender to fender) x 32" tall. We recommend a pickup truck or cargo van but we also know they fit in some minivans with the seats down. Specifically the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

Q: Can I come see the cart in person before I decide to buy?
A: At this time we do not have a showroom and cannot let customers into our facility. But we do have a number of vendors that own the carts and are selling from them everyday in the greater LA area. We recommend you visit one of these locations to see the cart in use and speak to the experienced vendors. The most popular locations currently are at Home Depot stores in Lakewood & Downey. You can find the schedules of the vendors by clicking HERE

Q: Are the carts only permitted for use in Los Angeles?
A: No. The carts have been approved by local health departments in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside, Vernon, San Diego, Santa Clara & Humboldt.

Q: Can the carts be permitted to use in my county?
A: Yes. Our team can submit plans for the cart to any regional health department in the country and will most likely get it approved. If you purchase 2 or more carts, we will cover the initial plan check fee in your county.

Q: Do the carts come with a health permit or do I need to get my own? 
A: All vendors must acquire their own Health Permits and Business Licenses from their local City/County before selling from the carts.

Q: What can I sell from the cart?
A: This is a hot holding cart for pre-packaged hot items only. Currently the carts can are approved to sell things like Tamales, Burritos, Steamed Hot Dogs, Elote, Tacos de Canasta and a few other hot items. 

Q: Can you help me get all the required permits and paperwork to start selling? 
A: Yes. If someone from our team is not available to help, we have local partners that specialize in helping vendors to obtain all of the necessary permits.

Q: Can I use these carts to sell on the sidewalk?
A: You can vend on most sidewalks (check your local laws for required sidewalk width to sell) as long as you obtain a Sidewalk permit. A sidewalk permit is separate from a health permit and is only required if you plan on selling from the sidewalk.

Q: How many tamales can fit in the cart?
A: The cart comes with 4 cylinder pots. Each pot is 13.5" deep and 11.5" wide (about 6 gallons each). Depending on the size of the tamal, the carts can hold anywhere from 250 - 325 tamales.

Q: Can you customize the cart to fit my selling needs?
A: At this time, the cart cannot be customized or modified to fit any other selling purposes. The cart was approved to be used as a pre-packaged hot holding cart only.

Q: Can I cook from this cart?
A: No, there is no cooking or grilling allowed on this cart. All items must be pre-made in a permitted facility and then loaded into the pots.

Q: How does the cart keep food warm?
A: The cart has a gas powered steam table underneath a stainless reservoir that holds a small amount of water (5 gallons). That water is kept warm which keeps the food items in the pots at the required temperature (140º). The cart holds a small 1 gallon propane tank (not included) along with an electric starter for easier igniting.

Q: Can I use the cart indoors?
A: No. You cannot operate a propane powered cart indoors, but we do have a plug in electric version on the way and will be available for sale very soon!

Q: Can I choose what color cart I want?
A: Yes, depending on stock, you can choose the color of your liking. Some colors include Red, White, Green, Navy, Black, White, Orange, Yellow, Baby Blue, Pink and Purple. Take a look at our instagram page @revolution_carts for color examples.

Q: Do you offer custom wrapping if I wanted to brand the cart?
A: Yes, we offer custom wrapping as well as design assistance (for an extra fee). Wrapping the cart costs around $1000 - $1500 +/- and can take around 3-5 days to complete once the design is finalized. There may also be fees to transport the cart back and forth for installation.

Q: Do you have any other food, beverage or dessert cart designs for sale?
A: At this time we do not. Our next cart will be a version for grilling / re-heating meats or other griddle items. We expect to release the new design in mid to late 2024. Follow our instagram page @revolution_carts for updates

Q: I want a custom cart. Can you make me one?
A: Currently we are not taking custom orders. If you would like a custom designed cart for things other than pre-packaged hot items (Ice Cream, Coffee, Fruit etc) we require a minimum order of 10 or more units.