Calexico

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Average: 4.5 (8 votes)

NE corner of Broome Street and Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Food: Mexican
Prices: Moderate - $7 - $9
Menu: Tacos, burritos, chips & salsa, black beans & cheese
Borough: Manhattan
Neighborhood: SoHo
Hours: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Seasons: Open year round
Owner: Brian and Dave Vendley

Calexico

I'm done with Qdoba and Chipotle. It's the Calexico street cart or nothing at all for me. I work near the cart and I've been meaning to go get some food from there for years. Finally today I walked down there with one of my co-workers and placed our order.

There were about 8 people that had already ordered and were just waiting for their food and another 4 people waiting to order in front of us. After we ordered it took about 15 minutes for them to get our food ready.

I had high hopes for the steak burrito I ordered but it far surpassed my wildest dreams. They put all the ingredients on the burrito, and left it open, and put it on the grill for a bit. So the burrito was toasted, the cheese was melted, and everything else was warm. The beans aren't wattery like Qdoba. The rice isn't limey (which I hate). And the steak is restaurant-quality steak, and there's a TON of it. The burrito was $8.00, which was expensive, but it was definitely worth it because it was so huge.

I can't wait to go try out something else on their menu tomorrow.

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