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Test Driving Mexicue’s Brand New Midtown Take Out Counter

Upon hearing of Mexicue’s plans to bring a new location around the corner from my office, it didn’t take long for the excitement to grow. A lunch place that blends together Mexican and BBQ, how could that possibly go wrong? I started browsing their menu, planning my attack, months before it ever opened. I know they have a truck, and a location further downtown, but I wanted my first Mexicue experience to be at this location. So finally, after weeks of checking their social media accounts, and one failed attempt early last week, I finally got to give Mexicue a try.

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At Lunch Now: Mexicue is Now Open!

We got word this morning via twitter that the long awaited Mexicue brick and mortar is now open, so naturally I headed down to check it out.  Place was a bit of a disaster today (naturally) with long lines and by 2pm they were out of a lot of food- including rice, which meant no burritos. If you were expecting a take out place, you might be disappointed.  It’s actually all about seated dining, with a lot of tables and a big bar. There is a to-go area, but it seems a little small for the amount of traffic I presume they will get.  Either way, we’re excited they’re finally open.  I’ll be back again tomorrow… a little earlier, of course.  Early adopters, let us know what you think in the comments.

Mexicue, 1440 Broadway (40th btw Broadway & 6th Ave)

Mexicue Midtown is 7 Days Away (UPDATED)

via Instagram

Yesterday, via their Instagram account, Mexicue gave us an opening date for their location on 40th between Broadway and 6th Ave. The official address, 1440 Broadway, will open 8 days from yesterday, a week from today, better known as Wednesday, June 18th. If you are looking to get their on opening day, be prepared to wait behind someone named Jerry M, who may appear as if he is ordering one of everything off the menu.

UPDATE (6/18/2014): It appears that Mexicue’s social media team might have gotten a little excited last week. After seeing nothing about the opening of their midtown location today, I called their store on 7th Ave (btw 29th and 30th) only to be told that the opening would actually happen next week, hopefully Monday. I will keep everyone updated.

UPDATE (6/21/2014): After the long wait, Mexicue is finally open. Look back here for a full break down later this week.

Mexicue, 1440 Broadway (40th btw Broadway & 6th Ave)

Mexicue Times Square Getting Closer and Closer

Looks like the forthcoming Times Square Mexicue location is making progress! Signage recently went up declaring their “coming soon” status, which makes sense after last month’s Crain’s profile that detailed a June opening. If you’re wondering what the 1200 square foot Midtown shop will look like, Mexicue posted a rendering on Instagram a couple months ago. So what does all this mean for the truck? According to that same Crain’s article, Mexicue has discontinued its daily service, reserving the truck for catering events only.

Mexicue, 1440 Broadway (on 40th btw. B’way+6th)

Mexicue Opening Another Brick & Mortar in Midtown South

Times Square seems to be having a Midtown Lunch moment. Num Pang officially opened their Times Squares doors yesterday, and we just got word that Mexicue will also be expanding their Mexican-BBQ fusion efforts by opening another brick and mortar location on 40th st. in 1440 Broadway. No word yet on timing, and we couldn’t figure out exactly which storefront it’s going into, but as soon as we have more information we will let you know!  According to a spokesperson from the landlord (Monday Properties) “Mexicue will occupy combined retail space on the West 40th Street side of 1440 Broadway. So all that vacant space that you see –  40 linear feet of storefront – will be the Mexicue restaurant.  Opening is scheduled for the first quarter of 2014, but it could happen sooner.” Get excited.

Mexicue, 1440 Broadway (on 40th btw. B’way+6th)

Don’t Hate Me, But Mexicue Does A Great Salad Bowl

I know, I know. Just hear me out. Mexicue made a triumphant return to 45th and 6th ave the other day, and I hadn’t eaten there in so long that the menu structure had completely changed. Taking a page from Korilla‘s book with its assembly line structure, Mexicue now offers salad bowls in addition to rice bowls, burritos, tacos and sliders. And let me tell you, if all salads were like salads from Mexicue, I would totally eat salad more often than I do.

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Is 45th & 6th A Viable Food Truck Stop Again?

The NW corner of 45th street and 6th avenue used to be a food truck favorite spot, bringing a regular swath of trucks almost every day of the workweek. Then, the NYPD crackdown in Midtown ruined the fun, forcing trucks to find other often less lucrative locations to park during the lunch rush. But, it seems that slowly things have been reverting back to the good ol’ days. This week, on Tuesday, Schnitzel & Things couldn’t park at their planned spot on 40th & 6th due to construction, so they moved uptown to 45th & 6th.
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It’s Mexicue Monday at the NYPL

I’ve been trying to hit up all the food carts parked at the New York Public Library (40th + 5th) to accompany the Lunch Hour NYC exhibit. Often, the trucks parked there aren’t in my area of Midtown, so I’m trying them out while I can. They have a brick and mortar store (7th btw 29th and 30th) which is just out-of-bounds, but the Mexicue truck doesn’t make its way to midtown too often. So if you would like to try it out without the trek, today is the day you’ll want to hit it up…

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Madison Square Eats Returns Friday

Madison Square Eats returns to Worth Square (more commonly known as the intersection of Broadway, 5th Avenue and 25th Street) this Friday. They’re planning a familiar month-long stint — May 4 through June 1.

According to a recent blog post, you can expect to find a lot of familiar food surrounding the brightly colored umbrellas, as well as some new additions: Antica Focacceria, Arancini Bros., Asiadog, Bar Suzette, Birch Coffee, Caffe Moak, Calexico, Eataly, Graffiti/Mehtaphor, Gravy, Hong Kong Street Cart, Hot Blondies Bakery, ililli, La Sonrísa, Macaron Parlour, Mayhem & Stout, Mexicue, Mighty Balls, Mile End, Momofuku Milk Bar, Nunu Chocolates, Quartino, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Resto, Roberta’s Pizza, Sigmund’s and Stuffed Artisan Cannolis.

Check out our Madison Square Eats post from last spring to find about Ilili’s kafta wraps, Momofuku’s compost cookies or Bar Suzette’s savory crepes. And, in last fall’s post we wrote about Sigmund’s pretzels, Hong Kong Cart and Graffiti/Mahtaphor’s burger. I’m kind of bummed Fatty Crab isn’t back, but I am personally excited for the Mighty Balls sliders, which I was a fan of at last year’s Grub Street Food Festival. Mark your calendars, my friends, Madison Square Eats is coming fast!

Flatiron Lunch: Checking Out Mexicue’s New Items

Every Friday we go south of the ML boundaries in search of a delicious lunch. Sometimes it’s Murray Hill south or the Flatiron District, sometimes Gramercy and everything in between- but we just like to call it Flatiron Lunch.

When Mexicue announced they would be serving some brand new menu items this week, I realized we had never officially reviewed their brick and mortar location on 7th Avenue. Clay got a first look during their soft opening back in July, but we thought it was now time to get an official taste of the food.

I’m a big fan of the flavors at the truck and was excited by the prospect of their newest dish: a Bullet Burrito. Anybody who scored these puppies for free on Monday knows that they’re basically mini-burritos. They’re promoting them as a way to eat more than one burrito with different fillings inside and not enter a serious food coma. I definitely like this concept.

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