Tacos y Quesadillas Moves In Bounds and Flourishes
I fell in love with the out of bounds Tacos y Quesadillas cart when I first visited it last year, but it was something of a long distance relationship – lots of longing, not as much physical contact. So, when I read in the forums that they had officially moved into ML bounds and were parking on 53rd btw B’way+7th, I jumped at the opportunity to actually be able to walk to one of my favorite Mexican places in Midtown. The cart is now in a more central, accessible location, which is great news for (most) Midtown Lunch’ers. Unfortunately, that convenience does come at a cost.
From what I could see, just about everything was the same (including one of their little side counters still being up). But there are two things people should be aware of. For one thing, the prices on most items have jumped 50 cents or $1 (quesadillas are now $5.50, tortas are $6). I still think everything is definitely worth the money, but no one wants to see prices go up. Thankfully, their tacos are still $2.50, so the prices didn’t change on everything. Second, around 1, the cart was busier than I had ever seen it at their old 9th ave. location. I only had to wait a few seconds to order, but then it took just under 20 minutes to get my food. The guys were serving a lot of people, and I’m happy to see the cart doing well, but you definitely might want to budget a few extra minutes for lunch if you’re hitting them up during peak hours.
Part of the reason it’s so easy to accept these changes is because the food is still awesome.
I got a quesadilla with spicy pork. The pork wasn’t really spicy at all, but otherwise, it was great.
I also got two tacos, the lengua (beef tongue) and the chorizo. It was my first time having their lengua, and I really liked it. Some pieces were a little tough, but it’s definitely an option I plan to try again. And I just can’t get enough of their chorizo.
I’m psyched that Tacos y Quesadillas is now that much closer to me. The prices are a little higher, and the waits might be a little longer, but that’s a trade I’m more than happy to make.