Birria-Landia Tacos New York

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This truck, which usually parks of the north west corner of Amsterdam Avenue (10th Avenue) and 70th Street West, is brand new, beautifully tricked out in chrome and cream, with an awning, food trays and has a hustling, eager staff.

There are only four main items: tacos, quesadillas, tostados and a hot, chunky beef based soup called consommé composed of birria, chopped onion, cilantro and squeezed lime.

The three corn tortilla offerings are similar taste wise—delicious (and their similarity is fine by me)—but the hot soup wins my favouritism being rich, flavorful and hearty, and even on a very warm Spring day I used it for dipping first, then finished by drinking it from its cup.

All items have risen in price from $2.50 (on Roosevelt Avenue) to either $4 or $5 (here), which, in this neighborhood, is a bargain.

Nearby are brick and mortar food outlets, none offering this kind of easy acquisition cuisine. There is no seating, but you can walk two blocks north to Verdi Square where there are benches galore and people watching which will be as good as your consommé.

Pete Wells wrote a NY Times article a few years ago in which he described the uprising of interest in Mexican food operations like this one along Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Birria-Landia has now achieved two stars and proudly proclaims them on its truck.

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Geoffrey from New York

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Address

234 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023, USA, New York

Telephone number

+13472832162

Opening Times

Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00

Price

One taco: US$ 4

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