Brooklyn Bridge Calexico Cart

For some ridiculous reason I decided Friday to walk all the way down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park and try out the new Calexico Cart. It’s only about a 15-20 minute walk, but in the 95 degree heat with 80% humidity I was a hot sweaty mess by the time I arrived. I think the heat kept a lot of people away so I was the only one in line.

I think it’s always best to try the original first so I ordered the Carne Asada Taco.

The taco was done in less than two minutes and despite the small size of the cardboard carrier, this taco had a ton of stuff inside. Two flour tortillas held big chunks of marinated steak, some fresh pico de galo and a luscious avocado cream sauce.

The steak was very well cooked. I was a little worried I would get some stringy, chewy meat like from some carts, but this retained a moist soft quality. I wish there was a little bit more greens and tomatoes, but I can't be too picky with the slim lunch options in this neighborhood. A little spritz of lime and my lunch was a complete success.

The only thing better than this new addition to the lunch scene is the other new addition I saw at the park- Red Hook Lobster Rolls! I had no idea! Unfortunately the man said they don’t start selling until 2:00 pm but at only $15 a roll you can be sure I’ll be hitting that up soon.