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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

con todo


C
on todo, thats all the spanish you need to know when you go to the taco trucks in Jackson Heights, Queens.



All the tacos are two bucks and 'con todo' which means 'with everything' includes guacamole, onions and cilantro; you can add additional hot sauce either red or green or both and there are little tubs of sliced radish and jalapeno for nibbling on the side.



I get carnitas, which is like pulled pork, lengua, which is tongue and cecina, which is salty beef and a soda.



Seven bucks later I am stuffed to the gills.

30 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm glad you're still eating pork! Down here people are FREAKING about the swine flu!

Patty Gironda said...

yes, yes!!!! taco mania!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Tacos with everything mmm that sounds really good again pork oh thats a terrifing word these days ;)

Jeff said...

We can them roach coaches out here and man do I miss them. Greatest part about my previous job was there was one that would be in the parking lot everday at lunch and dinner time. They did a killing and it was so cheap.

Now if I don't bring in leftovers I am stuck eating in the world's worst cafeteria.

I will take a couple lenguas and a couple carnitas please. ohh...and the green hot sauce please.

oneshotbeyond said...

tacos are some of my best friends...we go way back! YUM

snugs said...

you can not get swine flu from eating pork..why is everyone so ignorant of that? The taco looks devine!

The Diva on a Diet said...

It wouldn't hurt to know the words for "one more" either ... man, those look good!

doggybloggy said...

TBD: there is a mild freak out going on here but not too bad

patty: bring it on bring it on...

ramya: I would worry more about door handles than pork...

jeff: we have others that are roach coaches and purveyors of mystery meat but the taco trucks stand alone-

oneshot: we must belong to the same club....

snugs: you need to be a 'one man' crusade on educating about the perils of pandemics

diva: una mas - and those babies will keep on coming

Marjie said...

Looks like a great meal to me!

Anette said...

It looks very summer-food-ish to me! Lovely!

Reeni♥ said...

I love Call of the Wild and White Fang. I had a hard time reading the books - but the movies rocked. I liked White Fang better. I love the premise of the scary Cry Wolf movie. But I'm too chicken to watch it. Nightmares.

Those tacos are huge! I'd have a hard time eating more than one. You did a good job of invoking a taco craving. I feel desperate for one!!!!

duodishes.com said...

There are folks who go to some of these spots and get their food 'con nada'. Ummm, hello! What's the point? We want it all.

Jenn said...

Yes, con todo!! Luckily in LA, we've got some great trucks. Tacos are are one food group I can't live without.

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! Those tacos look good!

Dawn said...

seven bucks that is spent wisely my friend!!

doggybloggy said...

marjie: it is good stuff - we go about twice a month at least

anette: this is year around stuff but I can see the summer look

reeni: depending on my hunger mood I will sometimes take the doubled up tortilla and turn it into two tacos...

duo: I know one of those (not banana)- she thinks she will get more meat that way but all she gets is the regular but without the goodies....it's funny actually -

jenn: the funny thing is these trucks line the streets that are surrounded by little store fronts that also sell tacos - its tacolandia

5 star: definitely off the beaten path - hard to find if you dont know your way around the buroughs

dawn: its enough to hold you over for a good few hours - at least!

snugs said...

I am woman, all woman! If I could find an IT man to tell me how to figure out how to add a picture to my little doo hickey then you would see I am woman. But I guess you are too busy running around eating tacos to assist. That is the second time this week I have been mistaken for a man, y'all are gonna give me a complex and drive me to do bad things :)

Jill said...

You might as well live where I do...the food is "lo mismo"

buffalodick said...

We have nothing like that.. I sure wish we did!

Donna-FFW said...

con todo is the only way to go when eating. They are huge, bigger the better.

doggybloggy said...

snugs: we're gonna fix that...

jill: suave!

BD: whats stopping you from opening up a taco truck?

donna: but can things ever be too big?

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

hijack one of those trucks and drive up it my way, ok? I'll be you're new bff...

Jill said...

Rico Suave!

Harmony said...

Mmmm those looks amazing..of course I have never had lingua before...but that's no surprise now, is it?

Just telling it like it is said...

I love taco stands...the one near my house also takes in stray dogs one a month and focuses on adopting it out shots and neuter or spay included...

Tangled Noodle said...

Gimme some tongue (tacos lengua, that is)!

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Okay.....so...

What's for breakfast? When I visit all my foodie friends that is what I wanna know.

Reeni and I are going to foodie stalk you up in the city...aparently you know all the good places to eat.

Hornsfan said...

this is a meal close to my heart - love the taco truck!

Sweta said...

Is that Tamarind Jarritos I see-mmmmm,what a great addition to the meal!!I love it :)
P.S:Is the "Chez" French as in "chez moi"?

we are never full said...

oh HELL yeah. Hell to the freaking yeah. i'm heading to jackson heights to eat me some food soon. indian? maybe. colombian, possibly. peruvian, me likes. but this taco - i want it now.

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