Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks and carts.
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I was in the mood for a sandwich, and Mexico Blvd has recently been tweeting about their tortas, so that’s what I decided to try – a Pastor Torta, which cost $8. You can also get beef, chicken or adobo pork.
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When I took the sandwich out of the bag and opened it up, an awesome smell came out of the wrapper. Too bad the Internet doesn’t have Smell O-Vision because if it did, you would be drooling right about now.
The Mexican sandwich came on a soft Portuguese roll and had chunks of marinated pork, lettuce, tomato, onions, jalapeño spears and slices of pineapple.
All the ingredients were crisp and fresh, and the pork had a nick kick, having been marinated in a 3-chili sauce. It wasn’t overly spicy, but between the pork and the jalapeño spears, there was some heat by the end of lunch.
There was also a bit of a mess by the end of lunch. The bottom of the roll split apart, making it a little difficult to eat – but there are certainly worse problems to have. I gladly ate the last few pieces of tender, tasty pork with my fingers.
Mexico Blvd is a welcome addition to the NY food truck scene. They are still working out a few kinks in the truck, but we had a really nice Pastor Torta for lunch.
You can follow them on Twitter here and try their tortas or tacos for yourself.