Thursday, May 06, 2010

california style tacos in the 11201

FINALLY! good Mexican food on the East Coast!

Granted, it's California style (which is why I like it) so maybe it's just my preference. It also helps that it's in a cool raw space- an actual taco truck is permanently mounted/installed on a former garment factory’s loading dock- hence the name- with a hip art gallery, outdoor "garden", and supposedly they even have a roof garden!).

The space has been winterized with wood-burning stoves and canvas flaps but for now, the outdoor area with all of its succulents and seating is the place to be. Looking up you are surrounded by the towering buildings of downtown Brooklyn, and right outside those metal gates is the awful and gritty frenzy of traffic coming on/off the BQE.
Forrest Cole (originally from California) started selling fish tacos at the Brooklyn Flea (under the name Choncho’s Tacos) and this spot serves a small selection of fish, carnitas, carne asada, and vegetarian tacos, burritos, and tamales. Unfortunately, it's a bit more expensive than I'd like, but I suppose these guys know that they are a rarity and can charge a premium for authentic Mexican food.

This is what they call themselves on their website:
Art Gallery Taco Truck Cultural Center of the West

I call them delicioso!

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