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You'll Be Swept Away To Southern California At This Hidden Virginia Cantina

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Virginia is famous for its regional fare, ranging from comfort food classics to fresh seafood. Finding Mexican and SoCal-inspired cuisine is a bit more challenging. But, thanks to places such as Frank’s Monster Munchies Cantina in Hampton, you’ll feel as though you’ve traveled to these very destinations.

Photo of Frank's Monster Munchies Cantina
— Beth

Frank's Monster Munchies Opens First Restaurant
On the Peninsula

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HAMPTON-Fans of Charlie Timms' food truck, Frank's Monster Munchies, have something to celebrate. After attracting a following by setting up shop at local breweries and special events in Hampton Roads for the past five years, Timms held a soft opening for his first brick and mortar restaurant, Frank's Monster Munchies Cantina, on Thursday, March 30. Located in the Tide Mill Shopping Center, where Tide Mill Seafood was previously located, Frank's Monster Munchies moved into the storefront next to Cuttin Up Barber Shop.

Photo of Theresa and Charlie Timms courtesy of Frank's Monster Munchies Cantina
— Jen Holden

Frank's Monster Munchies opens Hampton brick and mortar serving SoCal Mexican food

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Charlie and Theresa Timms have operated the popular Frank's Monster Munchies food truck for five years but moved its Frankenstein-themed menu to a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Hampton last month.

Frank's Monster Munchies Cantina owners family
— Rekaya Gibson

'It'll give them a lot more exposure': New changes in Hampton make it easier to run a food truck

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Charlie Timms, owner of Frank's Monster Munchies Cantina, has operated a food truck since 2018 and found himself working at any local brewery and big events. He said, however, that it was hard to find places to serve up his tacos and burritos in Hampton.

— Lauryn Moss

From a truck that looks like a haunted house, tasty San Diego tacos and crunchy quesadillas

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Frank's Monster Munchies is a truck you don't forget once you've seen it. For around three years it has been a hulking green-and-black machine roving the breweries of Hampton Roads, adorned on its front with multiple versions of the stitched-up face of Frankenstein's monster.

Marinated steak and a wealth of cilantro and onions
— Matthew Korfhage

Fresh Ingredients and Monster Dishes

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Charlie Timms, owner of Frank's Monster Munchies Cantina, joins us in the kitchen to cook up some rolled chicken taquitos and guacamole.

— Hampton Roads Show

Baja Fish Tacos

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Charlie and Teresa Timms from Frank’s Monster Munchies Cantina are making Baja fish tacos in the HRS kitchen!

— Hampton Roads Show