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jayal Oct 2, 2006 08:44 PM

Has anyone tried the tacos from the truck parked on 45th Ave, near Greenpoint? The prices look really cheap $2 each.

  1. SunnysideUp Oct 2, 2006 09:22 PM

    I haven't, but the taco truck on 41st Street and Queens Boulevard is great. Cheap too.
    Here's an article about it: http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0...

    Did you mean 45th Street?

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    1. re: SunnysideUp
      Monkey Man Jake Oct 3, 2006 03:28 PM

      I just went to the 41st street truck for the first time, and ordered 2 Carne Asada tacos and 2 Al Pastor burritos. The Pastor were overly fatty for my taste, but had a nice fruity glaze and sauce. The Asada tacos were SUBLIME! Plenty of char, plenty of beef taste, and the two hot sauces on the tacos were spectacular.

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        jayal Oct 5, 2006 08:09 PM

        Oooops, I just saw another post about taco trucks. I think it was 46th Street then. Thanks.

        1. re: jayal
          SunnysideUp Oct 5, 2006 08:59 PM

          Let us know if you try the one on 46th St. between QB and Greenpoint and/or the one on 46th between Greenpoint and 48th Ave. Thanks.

      2. johnk Oct 3, 2006 05:14 PM

        One of my friends who frequents the latin club on QB raves about this particular truck. I thought they are only there in the evening? Do they have a schedule?
        I'd like to check them out.
        Regards,
        JK

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        1. re: johnk
          SunnysideUp Oct 3, 2006 07:46 PM

          They really don't have a schedule, but you can see them most nights from about 7pm to 3am (give or take). The carnitas (less fatty and sweet than the pastor) and cecina (salted, dried beef) tacos are good too, as are the tortas.

        2. johnk Oct 4, 2006 12:15 PM

          Sounds like some Post Game chow for Thursday night!
          Lets go Mets!!
          Thanks and regards,
          JK

          1. welle Oct 4, 2006 10:33 PM

            Around Woodside/Sunnyside/JK, $2 per taco is pretty much a norm, even in sitdown places, AFAIK.

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              ChicaDIficil Oct 7, 2006 03:07 PM

              I wrote about the truck on 41st Street and Queens Blvd on another thread. Their tacos are very good, but their tortas are magnificent. You should really try them. They come with your choice of meat, jalapenos, the hot sauces of your choice, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, onions, and fried cheese. They cost $5 but they are extremely filling. IMO, the tacos and tortas from the 41st Street taco truck are much better than the ones from Dalia's taco truck (which parks on 46th street and Greenpoint). The truck doesn't arrive to 41st street until around 8pm, however. They cater to the bars and overnight shift workers. Unfortunately, their schedule is not as regular as I would hope. There have been a few nights when I waited around till 8:30 anticipating their delicious tortas to discover that they are not there.

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                Monkey Man Jake Oct 7, 2006 04:50 PM

                I agree with the above. I do wish they'd be a little more regular. However, they're the best thing outside of Las Portales. Inside Las Portales, gimme an al Pastor.

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                  lvecch Oct 9, 2006 08:39 PM

                  I tend to avoid authentic Mexican, Colombian, and so on, because I'm semi-veg and don't want to eat lard. Do you have a sense of what kind of shortening they might use (lard has a pretty distinctive taste)? If it's vegetable, I'd certainly love to try a chicken option.

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                  ChicaDIficil Oct 10, 2006 11:27 PM

                  I am not sure if they use lard or not, but I would assume they do because they seem to cook with authentic ingredients. At the same time, I don't think their tacos or tortas have any ingredients that demand the use of lard--they don't put refried beans on their tacos or tortas, for instance. I do know that they cook everything in the same grilling space.

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                    lvecch Oct 11, 2006 04:47 PM

                    I was thinking there might be lard in the tortillas and the bread. I may have to try a torta, though. Thanks for your feedback.

                  2. Linda Oct 17, 2006 02:02 AM

                    just wanted to report on my first trip to the taco truck on 41st and queens blvd (on the south side). i got off the 7 train around 8:45pm, and the truck was parked in front of the "courtyard" bar.

                    i just had one taco - carne asada with everything. wow, AMAZING! i love the fresh cilantro, the wedge of lime, and the fresh radish slices.

                    i def look forward to trying the torta next time!

                    thanks for the tip, CH-ers!

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                      yorkchu Oct 25, 2006 04:14 AM

                      SO...my buddy from florida who LOVES mexican street food (Ala Tony Bourdain) say the taco truck on 46th street was very good for the money! He has managed to consume 2 bistec and 2 chrizo tacos in a matter of minutes. He is a fan of spicy (But tasty! anybody can make it hot, has to be good) and said the sauce was quite nice...not overwhelmingly hot

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