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El Camioncito Returns With More Latin Food

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El Camioncito, the truck that popped up on the radar this spring when it added tacos and later tamales to it’s otherwise typical food cart menu, has returned to Midtown South. After weeks of disappointing many a taco hunter, the truck is back at its just out of bounds location on 31st Street and 7th Avenue. I stopped by yesterday to take a look at what’s new.

The menu’s Latin section has continued to expand, adding a number of tasty-looking options. See what’s on it and one of the new snacks after the jump.

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El Camioncito Will Return on Wednesday: On the ML Twitter Tracker this morning, El Camioncito (the taco truck on 31st & 7th) let everybody know they'll be back on Wednesday. Today, though, Schnitzel & Things is on 52 with veal, Frites N Meats is on 48th, Wafels and Dinges is on 52nd, and Papa Perrone is on 55 btw. Park+Mad with Italian Ice.

El Camioncito Truck Closing For Rest of May

There’s good news and bad news about El Camioncito Truck, on 31st Street and 7th Ave.  The good news is you can now follow them on Twitter- they signed up for an account last week.  The bad news is, they used it on Friday to let everyone know that they’ll be taking the next week and a half off for “renovations”.  You can follow their Twitter account for updates, or you can just check the ML Twitter Tracker- they were just added to the list.

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Penn Station Taco Truck Adds Tamales to the Menu

Pork Tamales from El Camioncito Taco Truck. Photo courtesy of Lunch'er Nomnomnyc.Pork Tamales from El Camioncito. Photo courtesy of Lunch’er “nomnomnyc”.

Once again, Lunch’er “nomnomnyc” comes through in the forums with intel on El Camioncito (on 31st and 7th Avenue), the Ecuadorian Truck that added tacos to its menu last month. They have now expanded the Mexican portion of the menu to include tamales filled with your choice of pork or chicken. His initial report isn’t stellar, noting that the pork is a bit dry, but it is a new addition. Given the limited Mexican options nearby, all we can do is hope that it improves over time.

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El Camioncito Truck Slings Tacos in Midtown South

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I love tacos. The more interesting the fillings the better, from tender lengua to crunchy oreja, I’ll eat it. Yet working near the Empire State Building, the options are pathetic. Short of Chipotle, we’ve got nothing. So, when I read nonnomnyc’s post in the forums last week about a new Taco Truck near Penn Station, I knew I’d be making the trip in short order. Yesterday, I stopped by El Comioncito’s to give it a try. The truck, run by Ecuadorans, offers all varieties of street meat, but that’s not what I was there for. The Mexican menu is small and you might miss it at first. There are only four types of tacos available, but I’ll take what I can get.

See the tacos after the jump.
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