Yesterday we had an appointment on 14th St & 5th Avenue that ended at lunchtime, and headed north on 5th Ave to grab some lunch. We didn’t have anything particular in mind, but several food trucks have been parking daily on 5th Ave anywhere from 17th-22nd St.
Approaching 18th St, we saw a light blue truck on the next block that we hadn’t seen before. The name on the side said Taco Bite Mexican Grill, so we crossed the street to get a closer look.
Our first thought was “not another taco truck”. With Mexico Blvd, Tribeca Taco Truck, Calexico Carne Asada, Mexicue and Paty’s Tacos, they better be good if they hope to survive serving the Manhattan lunch crowd.
The menu had tacos, burritos and quesadillas, and there were a couple of positive signs on the menu in terms of taco fillings and sauces.
The menu did remind us a lot of the Tribeca Taco Truck menu, including the sauces, but the Tribeca Taco truck rarely ventures above Houston St, so there should be room for both vendors.
We ordered an al pastor taco, a chorizo taco, and the veggie special, a tofu taco marinated in adobo chipotle sauce. The tacos cost $3 each.
al pastor taco (credit: NYSF)