I had an opportunity to stop by the newly renovated Tribeca Taco Truck when I was in Soho.
I’ve never had a quesadilla from there, so it was simply question of which filling to get inside and which sauce to get on top. Percy, the chef and co-owner, suggested a Tribeca quesadilla, which was $6. I decided to top it with spicy mango sauce.
The Tribeca quesadilla is for meat lovers, with both carne enchilada (spicy pork) and chorizo.
In general, quesadillas are often quite thin, with mostly cheese and a little meat. But this concoction was packed with the hearty stuff. After cutting the quesadilla into quarters and stacking them up, it was several inches thick.
And it was tasty. I love chorizo, but it can sometimes be fatty. This chorizo wasn’t, plus the pieces of spicy pork had a real nice flavor too.
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Two types of cheese were melted inside with the meats – Monterey jack and cheddar. The jack was mild and creamy, while the cheddar added a little edge.
What really put this dish over the top was the spicy mango sauce. Tribeca Taco Truck has excellent sauces, and spicy mango is one of my favorites.The combination of flavors goes great with most meats.
You can follow the Tribeca Taco Truck on Twitter here, but they don’t tweet too often. However, their new truck is parked on Greene St in Soho (just north of Spring St )during the week. The same truck is on Broadway by Spring St on Saturdays.
They also have another truck that will be going to different neighborhoods downtown within the next couple of weeks, including by NYU. They’re going to have to tweet more often for that truck, since it will be moving around.