New Taco Mexican Food Cart Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
F*ck you hipster taco truck!
Location: Corner of Metropolitan and Bedford
Everyday except Tuesday
How I love the gentrification wars of Williamsburg. In Feb 2008, I wrote about a new taco truck on Bedford and N 6th. Since then, they’ve become super successful and the line for the tacos further crowds the tight space on the Bedford street sidewalk. One thing to note, the N6th taco truck is run by hipsters. Now enter the locals of Spanish decent back to claim their turf with the new taco cart on Metropolitan.
On the menu, the new taco cart features $2.50 tacos (beef, chicken, veg, chorrizo and more), $5 Burritos, $5 Quesadillas, and Mexican corn on the cob with cotija cheese. We sampled the Burrito and the Quesadilla. First the burrito. It’s a healthy low carb burrito – no beans nor rice, but instead sauteed bell peppers and mushrooms. It also comes in a choice of spinach tortilla or regular. Personally, I think selling out to the health conscious marketing segment is a mistake. It’s ok to include the healthy variety as an additional option but why alienate the core audience who want the real deal (rice and beans!)? Now the Quesadilla on the other hand, they do it right. I would order one of these anyday over the disappointing burrito. It’s served on a thick corn tortilla and grilled to a crisp. Well, it is only a few weeks in so maybe things are to change. In the mantime, I guess I’ll continue to go to my favorite Mexican Food Cart while I await my SF Mission style greasy carnitas burrito with black beans rice and super hot sauce.