Tacos Angelita: Where Mexican Food and Street Meat Unite
If street meat and Mexican food had a love child, it would be Tacos Angelita. On my way to Little Collins, I was stopped dead in my tracks by the wafting smells of meat coming from this unassuming cart, parked daily on the southeast corner of 55th and Lexington. With a menu visible from Lexington Avenue that pretty much keeps a cap at $7, Tacos Angelita offers up not only tacos, but tortas, burgers, burritos, sandwiches, quesadillas, and plates.
Despite all the things you could order at Tacos Angelita (the tacos do look pretty tasty and they’re $2.50 each), if you love street meat and you love Mexican food, you MUST order a meat plate. In fact, I’m not really sure why more Mexican trucks and carts haven’t banked on this opportunity – it’s the perfect combination. I went with the Carnitas pork plate, and at $6, I was in heaven.
The meat plates come with yellow rice, black beans and guacamole, your choice of meat (pollo, carnitas, pernil, Italian sausage, bistec, or combo chicken & steak), sauteed peppers and onions, and a side of salad. Then, at the end, you can top it off with white sauce and/or hot sauce, which I decided to douse the carnitas in. Of course, you would never find pork at a halal cart, so being able to order that in itself at Tacos Angelita was pretty amazing. There’s also the added bonus of having black beans and a small amount of guacamole with every spoonful to quell any burrito cravings.
I’ll definitely be back to try their chicken & steak combo, as well as their tacos. Too bad we discovered them too late for this year’s Street Meat Palooza!
Tacos Angelita, SE Corner of 55th and Lexington Avenue