Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.
There’s a fairly new food truck in town called Taco Bite, but since we’ve been eating and writing about tacos a lot lately, we decided to get a burrito this time.
There are plenty of choices for main fillings at Taco Bite. They have the usual taco truck staples of grilled steak or chicken, regular or spicy pork, and even a couple of veggie options, such as mushrooms and nopales (grilled cactus).
We’ve also had a lot of beef, pork and chicken lately, so to mix things up a bit, we got a chorizo burrito for $7. Chorizo has always been a particular favorite of ours, and it’s been a while since we’ve had it.
In addition to the main filling, the burrito included rice, lettuce, beans, cheese and tomato (which we asked them to leave out).
One of the things a little different at Taco Bite is their inclusion of sauces in all the meals. Tacos often have sauces, but burritos and quesadillas…not so much.
In this case it’s a good thing, because we got the “Tropical Blend”, which Nelson suggested. Tropical Blend is a combination of 2 sauces: Mango Bite, which is 4 chili spicy, and Pineapple BBQ, which is mild, but piquant. Between the two, the sauces added fruitiness and heat to the chorizo.
Eating the burrito was a bit tricky. It was stuffed with all these goodies, but with the oil from the chorizo and both sauces, the tortilla started to break on the bottom. This made it impossible to pick up. Definitely a fork & knife burrito, but there was one problem – no knife. Only a fork was included in my bag.
With the fork and our hands, we were able to open up the burrito and eat it sort of like an open-faced sandwich.
The chorizo itself was tasty, if a little oily. The flavor of the pork sausage picked up nicely from the heat and fruit of the Tropical Blend sauces.
All the other ingredients were good too. The rice was well done, there was plenty of shredded cheese, and the lettuce and black beans provided some texture. If you like tomatoes, they would be good to add as well.
Overall, lunch was good, but difficult to eat. We have two suggestions for you: either make sure you have a fork and knife, or get the tacos. When a proprietor puts the name of a dish in the name of their establishment, that’s the one you should try first.
Next time, it’s tacos at Taco Bite.