THE MEXICUE TRUCK – MEXICAN BARBECUE

BBQ Brisket: mexicana rub, alder smoke, sweet BBQ sauce, spicy slaw, avocado.
BBQ Brisket: mexicana rub, alder smoke, sweet BBQ sauce, spicy slaw, avocado.

A Midtown Lunch reader spotted a new truck on the street yesterday near Bryant Park called Mexicue that looks pretty awesome, so we checked out their website, and here’s how they modestly describe the cuisine:

“Mexicue is the sweet, sweet love child of red-hot Mexican cuisine and down-home, barbeque goodness.  We started mixing smoky and spicy in our own kitchen in Brooklyn. At first, it felt weird—maybe even wrong… Can the spicy, sultry flavors of Mexico hang with the smoky and sensuous barbecue? To put it mildly, they mixed. In fact, it was an explosive, mouthwatering union.

Smoked Chicken: chipotle rub, cherry smoke, charred poblanos, roasted tomatillo sauce.
Smoked Chicken: chipotle rub, cherry smoke, charred poblanos, roasted tomatillo sauce.

We started mixing green chili sauce with smoked short ribs, and poblanos and tomatillo sauce with barbequed chicken and very quickly realized that this culinary creation must be shared with the people. From there, our menu took shape. We’ve got your deceivingly familiar tacos, sliders, quesadillas and tamales but everything’s reinvented in tasty and surprising ways. We’re big on using local food sources and changing our menu according to what’s fresh and available. That means you get new an ever-changing menu.”

Chipotle Beef: adobo, caramelized onions, pineapple-habanero salsa.
Chipotle Beef: adobo, caramelized onions, pineapple-habanero salsa.

Tacos and sliders with very interesting ingredients and combinations.  We love BBQ and Mexican food.  This looks like a shotgun marriage that should last. Check out the full menu here.

We have added Mexicue to our Mobile Munchies twitter feed and will check them as soon as possible, although we’re heading out of town tomorrow, so it might not be until next week.  If any NYSF readers check it out, let us know how you liked it in the comments below.

Their general locations are expected to be: Mon – Chelsea; Tues – Financial District; Wed – Midtown; Thurs – Meatpacking/W Village; Fri – E Village/LES. You can follow them directly at twitter here.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Just tried this food yesterday and it was amazing. Had the bbq sliders – it was a combo i’ve never had before and these guys really pulled it off. Def a must see for all those food truck lovers.

  2. These guys look like they will be around a while. The menu is obviously well thought out, and there’s enough variety to keep going back. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Thanks to all of you guys for the nice comments on Mexicue. Just wanted to update you on our revised schedule (a work in progress):

    MONDAY:
    Park Avenue (20s and 30s)

    TUESDAY:
    Midtown

    WEDNESDAY:
    Financial District

    THURSDAY:
    Meatpacking/West Villiage

    FRIDAY:
    East Village/LES

    Our website (mexicueny.com) and Twitter (@Mexicue) are the best ways to stay up to date.

    -Mexicue

  4. Okay…coming from Southern Cali I am very picky about the Mexican food that I eat and I am hesitant to buying it especially from trucks for fear that it won’t measure up to what I am used to. But I have to say that today you guys knocked it out of the park. The prices were right on point, it was quick, delicious, filling, and the ingredients were good quality. I feel as if you didn’t compromise taste in anyway and the combinations were awsome! Thank You for a great lunch and I will see you next week in Midtown.

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