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Jan 5, 2011 01:19 PM

Known Albuquerque Food Trucks?


Does anybody know if there is a street in Albuquerque that is known for a gathering place for street food (such as food trucks and/or carts)?

What I'm looking for is an area that has multiple street food vendors that locals love to congregate around.


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  1. You see some parked by the Metro Court at lunchtime, west side of 4th Street north of Lomas. I wouldn't say "locals love to congregate around" them, though. Locals eat in restaurants, for the most part.

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    1. re: Erich

      Gotcha. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!

      1. re: alvinnhobs

        Unlike some other places our food trucks tend to spread out, not bunch. You might find more carts than usual on Friday nights downtown as there is a bar crowd and they usually control traffic. Marble brewery usually attracts at least one food truck on weekend nights.

        1. re: jjdot

          Right. I read somewhere that it's hard to get a permit to sell street food in ABQ, so there aren't too many food trucks/carts around.

          1. re: alvinnhobs

            Not only that, but there's too much competition from wholly unlicensed people who go around with coolers of burritos and tamales. ;-)

    2. In addition to 4th and Lomas, there are carts on Wednesdays on Alcazar east of the Talin Market (Louisiana and Central). This is new, so no amenities (like seating) yet. A group is getting zoning through the City so the trucks can locate on the Talin parking lot. Last week there were BBQ, desserts, and sandwiches. It's open again today. A new blog - will start reviewing food trucks, so let them know your favorites.

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        1. re: stepsabq

          Official grand opening was on the 27th with the mayor in attendance. Normal hours 10am-6pm Wednesdays only.