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Excellent Mexican Soft Tacos, Grilled Corn, Etc at cart on Wooster and Prince.

hongrynyc Oct 5, 2006 05:00 AM

I just want to say if you want good cheap Mexican food, go to the cart -I think it might be called Calexico- on the corner of Wooster St. and Prince St. (in front of the Camper shoe store). I had the chicken soft tacos and grilled corn and both were FRESH and very flavorful. Go there- expecially if you are feeling nostalgic or craving California style tacos.

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  1. thievery RE: hongrynyc Oct 6, 2006 06:49 PM

    i just tried the cart today for the first time. had a carne asada taco and a shrimp taco. and, i have to agree... excellent cali-style... wish i worked closer by.

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      NateV RE: hongrynyc Oct 12, 2006 01:50 AM

      Definitely some of the best CalMex in NYC. And to be honest, it's better that most of what you get on the Left Coast. Super fresh and flavorful - one of the best under $10 meals in town, IMHO. Who knew white boys could do Mexican so well?

      1. a_and_w RE: hongrynyc Oct 12, 2006 02:37 PM

        Thanks for the tip. Do they serve stuff besides tacos? Like maybe burritos?

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          squid kun RE: a_and_w Oct 12, 2006 03:56 PM

          Their printed menu lists tacos ($3), burritos ($7), quesadillas ($4-$7) and sides (grilled corn, guacamole, black beans, rice, chips and salsa, etc.). They'll also sell marinated carne asada that you can cook at home; order ahead at 646-234-4728.

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            benvenut RE: squid kun Oct 12, 2006 04:24 PM

            what are its hours like? is it there around dinner time, or only for lunch?

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          NateV RE: hongrynyc Oct 12, 2006 06:50 PM

          I've only seen them there at lunch on weekdays.

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            cervisiam RE: NateV Oct 20, 2006 04:44 PM

            weekdays that aren't cloudy and overcast.... :(

          2. livetotravel RE: hongrynyc Oct 19, 2006 06:39 PM

            Thanks to food bloggers I finally found out about Calexico Cart on the NE corner of Wooster and Prince.

            Went today @ 1:15PM and it was about a 15-20 minute wait.

            I ordered 2 pork soft tacos @ $3.00/each. I'm not kidding when I tell you that these were 4 star tacos - pulled pork with chipotle sauce, pickled onions and a nicely spiced tomatillo sauce. Heavenly.

            The cart is run by the Vendley brothers (Jesse, Brian and David) and I think they've only been in business for aroud 6 months. They are truly dishing up authentic Cal/Mexican food.

            These guys are finalists in the 2006 Vendy Awards - if they win this corner of Soho will be more mobbed than ever!

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              thievery RE: livetotravel Oct 19, 2006 08:00 PM

              ... and we'll face an onslaught of 'vendley wins vendy' jokes.

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