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Address: 645 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (Cross street: Bedford Ave)
Neighborhood: Greenpoint     Book: Brooklyn
Specifics: Mexican
Phone: 347-763-2129
Cost: $
Restaurants Polish tacos? The tasty Mexi food truck settles down in Greenpoint.

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Posted by:  Dawn Hoffman

SoHo's revered taco truck, Calexico Carne Asada, recently opened its second standing outpost in Greenpoint. In addition to the Vendley brothers' award-winning tacos and burritos (they took home the Vendy in 2008), the sit-down establishment brings with it the welcome addition of margaritas, micheladas, and $4 Tecates. Exposed brick and clapboard walls give the space a part downtown, part taco shack feel fitting for a Cal-Mex eatery in New York while the restaurant's metal exterior pays homage to its food truck roots. The Carne Asada burrito, filled with juicy skirt steak, rice, beans, cheese, and avocado sauce, is the menu's stand-out, although rolled quesadillas, served with the aptly named crack sauce, come in a close second. Prices are reasonable with almost everything costing under $10. Expect the restaurant to be packed nightly with a crowd just as fashionable as the one that lines Prince Street, especially in the summer months when the taqueria's outdoor garden opens.

Photo:  Dawn Hoffman
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