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NYC taco trucks

cool thanks...are these trucks mostly just out at night?

Jul 19, 2011
Bandini in Outer Boroughs

NYC taco trucks

yeah i think i'll skip red hook

great recs..thanks everyone.

what is your opinion of some of the upscale taco joints like mercadito, empelon, toloache?

Jul 19, 2011
Bandini in Outer Boroughs

NYC taco trucks

I’m going to be blogging about NYC tacos and I’d like to include a few taco trucks in the mix. Anyone have any tips?

So far these have been recommended:
-Red hook ball fields
-Tacos Morelos
-Tacos El Bronco

Also..thoughts on these taquerias?
Dos Toros Taqueria
Tacos Mix
Tacos Matormoros
Taqueria Coatzingo
NIxtamal Tortilleria
Los Hermanos
Tacos Santana Tehuitzingo in Hell's Kitchen
Tacos Zaragoza in the East Village
Tacos El Idolo by West 4th

I have about a week in NY so i figure around 5 taquerias and a couple nights of taco trucking.
http://www.greattacohunt.com/2011/07/...

any other taco recs would be greatly appreciated.

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Red Hook Recreation Center soccer fields
155 Bay St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Taqueria Coatzingo
76-05 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372

Tortilleria Mexicana Tres Hermanos
271 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Tacos Matamoros
4508 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Taqueria Coatzingo
40-18 82nd St, Queens, NY 11373

Tortilleria Nixtamal
104-05 47th Ave, Queens, NY 11368

Tacos Matamoros
5717 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Tacos El Bronco
5th Ave 43rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Tacos Morelos
N 7th St and Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Jul 15, 2011
Bandini in Outer Boroughs

Lard-free Mexican

the thing to order at TPF is the chorizo and cheese taco. Everything else is pretty average.

Nov 17, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Lard-free Mexican

8.50 + tax for a burrito. yikes. Maybe they should change their name to Ocho Cinco

Nov 17, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Al & Bea's Report: My quest for a NorCal style burrito...

well define great.

to me great is the Al and Bea's green chile and cheese or Mexicatessen's chile verde pork burrito.

but I like simple burritos - refried beans, some stewed meat, some chopped onion and salsa.

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Mexicatessen
830 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Nov 07, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Al & Bea's Report: My quest for a NorCal style burrito...

"i didn't eat the green chili, bean & cheese burrito, which is supposed to be their specialty. it's in the fridge and will likely be consumed late night sometime this weekend"

man that's no way to treat an Al and Bea's bean and cheese

Nov 07, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Fathers Office=Pinks=Emperors Clothes

i think owners should be able to run their business's anyway they please(within the law of course). If that means not offering certain beers or not offering ketchup(or even allowing ketchup on the premises), or not allowing substitutions then that's their prerogative. If i had a vision and designed a menu or a burger and thought it would be best eaten a certain way and i only wanted it to be served that way and paired with beers i thought it paired well with and the public didn't accept it then I would be the fool. But Fathers Office has been successful for being who they are. If we don't like it. Don't eat there.

True the Sm location is a nightmare and frustrating. I would never go there again but the Culver City location is much more accommodating.

As far as the taste of the burger. I really like it. I also like the more traditional burgers but who was putting blue cheese on a burger in LA before fathers office?

Sep 06, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Taco stand at 2nd and Beaudry

this taco truck is my white whale. I've literally gone to where it is supposed to be at least 5 times and I've never seen it.

it's an unfortunate name- Kike is short for enrique

Sep 03, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

New Taco Truck at corner of La Brea and Venice

tried this truck the other night. They cut the pork right on to the tortilla and then top if with pineapple. Most places cut it from the spit and then grill it.

i think this is the best al pastor I've had in LA.

http://www.greattacohunt.com/2010/07/...

Jul 09, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

:)

i knew someone would reply with Spitz. I like Spitz but it's not like the Doner Kebab I grew up with in Scotland and the type of Doner Kebab that is popular in the UK which is a flat bread like a nan bread with the kebab meat, letteuce tomato and a chile sauce.

Spitz is nothing like that.. the bread is like panini and there is no chile sauce.

Jul 05, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

a doner kebab

Jul 04, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Trucks That Suck

update:

border grill truck selling cans of soda for $2.50!? FFS!

Apr 15, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Trucks That Suck

trucks that charge $2 for a can of regular soda (sprite, coke etc ) . Most of the gourmet trucks sell these cans for $1.50 but I've seen some charge $2.

border grill when they first opened sold jarritos for $2.50 a bottle. Fine. But they put a sign up that read - Jarritos only $2.50!

Apr 13, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Trucks That Suck

that pic was taken at the food trucks for haiti event. I think it was around noon.

my friend went for the grilled cheese truck i decided on the philly steak. d'oh

maybe ill give them another chance

Mar 16, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Trucks That Suck

my cheese steak at south philly was terrible . I got provolone and it wasn't melted. The sandwich was very dry.

look at this sad thing....and like 8 bucks.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dailytac...

Mar 14, 2010
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Don Felix: Not Just for Tacos Anymore

the tacos aren't as good as they used to be. They ditched the habanero for a safer milder salsa. It's a bit pricier as well, I was $6 and change for 3 tacos and a mexican coke

Aug 28, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Tacos El Gallito, 11:30 eats!

both el gallito and el taquito mexicano are great trucks. I was at both on sat night. The salsa roja at el gallito is a little smokier than el taquito(el taquito spicier). Bonus points for el gallito keeping their truck nice and shiny. There was a good crowd at both trucks on saturday

next time you're at el gallito try the suadero.

Aug 23, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Good Breakfast Tacos in West Hollywood, Hancock Park Area

oh wow

what have i been missing out on

yeah i tried kogi.. i like it

i acutally thought of you when i went to the counter for a burger...all the choices i thought.....like you say..and i paraphrase ..just give me the burger how you think a burger should be.

Aug 13, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Al and Bea's. thanks chow hounds

I don't remember who recommended this place but I know i heard about it on chowhound.

I've lived most of my life in LA and i had never been to Al and Bea's. Crazy considering most of my life i've been looking for that perfect bean and cheese burrito.

the green chile burrito is such a flashback. I can't wait to go back to try the combination burrito.

people complain about LA burritos but give me al and bea's over the steamed chewy tortila mission burritos any day.

2025 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 267-8810

Hours:
Mon-Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Aug 12, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Good Breakfast Tacos in West Hollywood, Hancock Park Area

oh wait..breed st and cesar chavez

i had a lapse there

find anything chow worthy?

Aug 10, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Good Breakfast Tacos in West Hollywood, Hancock Park Area

hey thanks burger boy

what's breed street?

i'm taco blogging at http://www.dailytaco.org these days

Aug 10, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Good Breakfast Tacos in West Hollywood, Hancock Park Area

tere's doesn't make breakfast tacos however

Aug 08, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Good Breakfast Tacos in West Hollywood, Hancock Park Area

the griddle cafe has breakfast tacos

they are at sunset and fairfax

http://www.thegriddlecafe.com/about.html

Aug 08, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Need burrito advice from someone who knows Boston and LA!

hey thanks

yeah i'm blogging at dailytaco.org now

trying to get a little taco community blog going :)

Aug 04, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Need burrito advice from someone who knows Boston and LA!

i know burritoblog.com came out to LA a couple years ago(They eat at anna's alot) . I don't think they found a burrito similar to Anna's.

LA is a taco town.

Aug 03, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Fatburger going under?

maybe change the name to Phatburger

Aug 02, 2009
Bandini in Food Media & News

Tito's Tacos--what is going on?

nothing changes at Tito's. I think they still have the same pole position arcade game from the 80's.

Jul 28, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

La Grande Orange in Santa Monica

the cheese on the burger is grated..I guess they are trying to be different but the cheese just overwhelms the flavor of the meat (which is high quality) The cheese stays with you throughout because its not melted...it has a lot of it's stronger flavor. I wouldn't order the burger again because of that.

the braised pork shoulder in apricot glaze is excellent but when i ordered it it didn't come with a starch which is badly needed...some kind of rice or potato would make it awesome.

Jul 09, 2009
Bandini in Los Angeles Area

Salsas: El Taurino and King Taco

El Taurino is owned by King Taco :)

Sep 16, 2007
Bandini in Los Angeles Area