El Rey Del Sabor’s Spicy Mexican Cheesesteak
And so it has officially begun… I went to El Rey Del Sabor (the Mexican cart on 60th and 3rd Ave.) or Monday for the first official payoff of the Midtown Lunch Sandwich Challenge. It’s called the “Alambre” on the sign advertising this new $6.50 sandwich- but I prefer to think of it as a “spicy Mexican cheesesteak.” You may remember reading about this off-the-menu treat a few months back, when they served it to me as a plate lunch. Thankfully they took my suggestion a turned it into a full fledged sandwich… and just in time to introduce it as their entry in the sandwich challenge.
Check it out after the jump…
Salted beef, sauteed with jalapenos, peppers, onions, and (I believe cotija) cheese. It all gets slid onto a generic hoagie roll that’s been smeared with refried beans and topped with lettuce, tomato, and the sauce of your choice (according to one luncher, he’s developing a guac/sour cream sauce specifically for this sandwich.) Originally the spicy part of the sandwich was habaneros, but they had trouble finding good ones this week, so jalapenos were substituted. Not as spicy, obviously, but the thick cut, fresh jalapenos give it the whole thing a nice little kick. Eventually, maybe he’ll bring the habaneros back.
The sandwich probably doesn’t need the lettuce and tomatoes, and I wouldn’t have minded a little extra meat… but all in all, if the idea of a spicy, Mexican style, philly cheesesteak sounds appealing to you- this will be your new favorite sandwich- and a perfect response to my sandwich challenge. Reward them by going to try this now!
El Rey Del Sabor Cart, SW corner of 60th Street & 3rd Ave.