Cart Burrito on 53rd Makes an Excellent Snack


Yesterday I made it back to that Halal cart on 53rd & Park that is now serving tacos and burritos (not to be confused with the new El Rey del Sabor cart on 49th btw. Lex+3rd).  The cart has been around for a few months, but they only started serving the Mexican food a month ago.  I tried the $3 chicken burrito with everything (rice, beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, jalapenos) as recommended by Lunch’er “Alan”, and was pleasantly surprised with how tasty it was.


The innards are after the jump…


I think it’s more accurate to describe this as a halal cart version of a burrito, rather than straight up Mexican food.  They use Mission tortillas (the kind you buy in the grocery store) and the chicken tasted more like food cart/halal chicken than anything you would get at a Mexican restaurant (think: Carnegie John’s).  And even though $3 sounds like a great deal for a burrito, the thing is pretty small- so you will probably need to get two to be full (or supplement your lunch with something else.)

As far as taste goes the thing was much better than I expected.  The chicken was really flavorful, the jalapenos added a nice kick, and all and all it was a well wrapped little nugget of goodness. Can’t speak to the ground beef though… I only tried the chicken. I don’t know if I will be back for lunch, but it has definitely moved to the top of my list of best snacks in Midtown.

Burritos & Tacos Cart, NW Corner of Park Ave. & 53rd Street


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