Calexico Cart

Calexico Cart

Mexican Restaurant, Food Truck, and Burrito Place$$$$
SoHo, New York
155 Tips and reviews
  • burritos
  • quesadillas
  • tacos
  • steak
  • casual
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  • Vineet S.
    Vineet ShahOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    There comes a time in every man's life where he must admit that he no longer has a teenager's metabolism, and move past greasy rolled quesadillas onto more responsible yet equally delicious burritos.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyJanuary 27
    Been here 50+ times
    Carne Asada Burrito. All day every day. If it is you first time, also order a side of crack sauce.
    Upvoted Sep 25
  • Dan S.
    Dan SohaydaAugust 25
    Go early, bring cash, & expect to wait 10-15 minutes minimum. Burrito was smaller than what you get at Chipotle but it's much more sense and flavorful. Crack sauce adds nice kick even to chipotle pork
  • Brendan L.
    Brendan LewisSeptember 4, 2014
    Fun fact: When I'm rich and eccentric, I'm going to order my staff to prepare a tub of Crack Sauce I can bathe in
  • Eric F.
    Eric FriedmanMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the crack sauce either on the side or inside your order. I go for the chipotle pork burrito with crack sauce and it's delicious for lunch!
  • Luciefer
    LucieferNovember 9, 2014
    One of the best burritos I've ever had and that's saying a lot: I'm from LA. Get a burrito with chicken and steak, add crack sauce. Be prepared to wait a while, it's totally worth it.
  • Neil S.
    Neil SanchalaSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The quesadillas are great and the burritos are good, but the quesadillas take 5-10 minutes longer to make. If you can't wait, get a burrito. (If the line's long, it won't be quick either way.)
  • Basak H.
    Basak HaznedarogluFebruary 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    That moment when you finish your cracksauce before quesadilla... Nooooooo!
    Upvoted Sep 25
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff ForbesJuly 29, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Everything's awesome here, but I'm a huge fan of the Carne Asada burrito. You can also ask for it spicy, which they'll throw habanero sauce on it. The best.
  • Colin M. F.
    Colin M. FordApril 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best food for your money in SoHo. They have great specials and are occasionally not there on days they should, so make sure to follow them on twitter. @CalexicoNYC
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneFebruary 17, 2012
    1) The carne asada gets a lot of Tips love, but my endorsement goes to carnitas. 2) Napkins are often not included. 3) Walk a block north and cross Houston for outdoor seating.
  • Leo M.
    Leo MedinaJanuary 15, 2016
    Some of the best mexican food around. If you want a healthier route you can get the beef or chicken bowl and replace the rice with veggies :)
  • Kris C.
    Kris ConcepcionSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    To avoid the lunch hour rush, try to get there a little before noon. If you do have to wait, make sure you get something with crack sauce to reward your patience.
  • Colin M. F.
    Colin M. FordFebruary 9, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Francisco and his crew out here in all sorts of weather and always with a smile on his face... Make sure to tip! ✌️
  • Darren L.
    Darren LachtmanNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If trying for a somewhat healthier alternative opt for the burrito bowl and add some crack sauce. Pollo verde is my go to for the bowl
  • Marius
    MariusMarch 23
    Nice little food truck. Food is really yummy! Try the crack sauce if you like it spicy! Burrito about 9 bucks, tacos 4.
  • Chenny D.
    Chenny DApril 25, 2016
    Pulled pork burrito! So juicy and the spiciness of chipotle adds a very nice kick!:)
  • Dianna H.
    Dianna H.August 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty much anything here is absolutely delicious but I'm partial to the black bean burrito. Get it with extra crack sauce!
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksApril 14, 2016
    A Foursquare employee favorite in SoHo. This Mexican food cart has captured our hearts with mouth-watering bowls of delicious seasoned meat and their uniquely rolled quesadillas.
  • Charley T.
    Charley ToddAugust 18, 2015
    The line can get insane but the food is great. The quesadillas take a bit longer than everything else but are delicious
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByeOctober 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Rolled chicken quesadilla comes with _amazing_ crack sauce for dipping. Add a $2 side of Mexican rice to fill you up.
  • Mari S.
    Mari SheibleyFebruary 13, 2012
    They roll their quesadillas which I think is a brilliant idea. Makes for easier eating. The chipotle sauce that comes with it is kinda awesome.
    CREATETHE GROUPNovember 22, 2011
    Steak burrito bowls with the crack sauce. Chicken Quesadillas. A bit of a wait during peak lunch hour but it's totally worth it. -Erica C
  • Nate S.
    Nate SaeteOctober 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're in a hurry, go somewhere else. But if you *really* need your Calexico fix, order the black bean burrito. You'll have to skip the meat, but it's the fastest thing on their menu to prepare.
  • Maire G.
    Maire GriffinOctober 18, 2013
    I just licked the salsa container, at work, in front of horrified colleagues - it's THAT good. So are the tacos. This place is my new go-to lunch spot.
  • Alp O.
    Alp OzcelikJune 13, 2014
    LOVED their pollo asada quesadilla! Gotta come back for further research. (Their crack sauce is ALL the noms!)
  • Greg B.
    Greg BeckAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best burritos. I get the carne asada with guacamole and chips on the side. Cash only.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HayesMarch 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The rolled quesadillas are great and not too filling. And don't worry, they come with crack sauce
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownNovember 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Crack sauce is for wimps, get them to load up your burrito with Jalapeños instead. Carne Asada is bomb.
  • Gennady B.
    Gennady BarskyFebruary 17, 2016
    The Chipotle pork taco was my absolutely favorite, the Carne Asada burrito is always a great choice.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyDecember 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Quesadilla is the move here, but you're gonna need a side to fill out your lunch.
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoMarch 31, 2012
    Calexico is proof that cheap food can taste amazing! Go chipotle pulled pork anything with a side of crack sauce!
  • Whitney K.
    Whitney KanMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is amazing...even more so with the crack sauce. Why would you go to chipotle which is more expensive anyway?
  • Audrey O.
    Audrey OOctober 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Gringo ground beef tacos are addicting and of course the self explanatory chipotle "crack" sauce.
  • Will S.
    Will SchollMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Carne asada is tender and seasoned deliciously.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The crack sauce is the best chipotle sauce in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition." Read more
  • Percolate
    PercolateMarch 21, 2012
    Hipster burritos is what we used to call them. Whatever the name, they're definitely the best burrito in the neighborhood.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinNovember 21, 2014
    Better and cheaper than the restaurant. Feel free to discard the second tortilla on your taco
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HogueJune 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Any burrito: ask them to add Crack sauce and guacamole for a little extra punch.
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"April 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    When you get a burrito, get the "crack" sauce for dipping. It's sooooo good and tasty!
  • Ian W.
    Ian WestcottSeptember 3, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    They open at 11:30. Come before noon and you won't have to wait. Add jalapeños.
  • Rikin D.
    Rikin DiwanJuly 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    For a slightly healthier calexico experience get the bowl without rice. Still really filling too.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyJuly 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Gringo quesadilla (ground beef) is delicious. But, be prepared for grease!
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Loved the carne asada quesadilla. Really long lines at peak hours though!
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GordonSeptember 11, 2012
    Pollo verde burrito (naked) was reasonable, but not amazing. Service was friendly and very fast considering how many people were there.
  • Johanna
    JohannaOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Black bean & avocado quesadillas! Comes with crack sauce. If you like meat: the pork tacos.
  • Amy A.
    Amy AliazzoOctober 31, 2011
    Make sure you get the "crack sauce" and dip WHATEVER you get into it...You'll become addicted!
  • David B.
    David BanMarch 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Carne Asada rolled quesadilla rulez. Go on a rainy day for shorter lines.
  • Heejung K.
    Heejung KimJuly 30, 2015
    Amazing tacos. Hot. Straight from the grill. So be careful. Dont burn your hand.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyJuly 28, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Carne asada rolled quesadillas might be my favorite lunch in soho.
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaSeptember 15, 2014
    Amazing food. Fast and good. Not there on Mondays
    Upvoted Aug 21
  • Yiannis
    YiannisDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Rolled Quesadillas are the tits, for vegetarians, but if you're tryin'a feel healthful, go for the tacos.
  • Dominick M.
    Dominick MartinezJune 23, 2016
    The chicken rolled quesadilla was heaven. Crack sauce yasss
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CApril 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic burrito! Ingredients were fresh and delicious!
  • Joel G.
    Joel GoldmanJanuary 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a Chipotle Pork Burrito with a side of Crack Sauce!
  • Kris C.
    Kris ChuSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    It must have been some time in 2007. The greatest burrito in the history of burritos. Read more
  • mike d.
    mike dibenedettoApril 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I can't stop ordering the chipotle pork burrito (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SweeneyMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    this place really is as good as they say! try the carne asada quesadilla and crack sauce!!
  • Taylor
    TaylorSeptember 14, 2012
    Black bean taco and Chipotle pork taco. Sit on a bench around the corner.
  • Claire C.
    Claire CFebruary 13, 2012
    The grilled onions inside the burritos are delicious-- ask for extra!
  • Eric H.
    Eric Ho1 week ago
    Bomb Steak tacos!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WilliamsJune 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chipotle pork rolled quesadilla is what you want
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff Reine 🌧January 15, 2016
    Do as @d_ban says: find a friend and share 3 rolled quesadillas
  • Wyatt A.
    Wyatt AndersonMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Pollo Verde burrito. Do it.
    Upvoted Sep 22
  • Ted M.
    Ted McFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't get me wrong the taste is always great but the shrinking size of the burritos is not good when the price has gone up. I recall feeling full in the old days...
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RazzanoAugust 15, 2011
    Make sure you leave yourself enough time to get your food. We've missed them, so everyone in SoHo Is eating here!
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedJuly 23, 2010
    A BuzzFeed lunch favorite. Tannergenerally gets the burrito, but the specials are always worth checkingout.
  • Doraly P.
    Doraly PantaleonOctober 29, 2014
    A bit pricey for Mexican but pretty great tasting and fresh ingredients.
  • Soyun J.
    Soyun JeeFebruary 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Carne asada bowl always delish. Long wait though.
  • Laszlo H.
    Laszlo HevesJanuary 7, 2015
    If you're not obsessed with coriander don't forget mentioning the waitress!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BMarch 3, 2016
    Really great burrito. Food is served pretty quickly
  • Trevis D.
    Trevis Dane WimerJune 12, 2012
    Cant wait for their restaurant to open in Park slope in the Old Blue Ribbon location!!!
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CFebruary 23, 2012
    Long lines, but it's worth it. Rolled quesadillas are tops.
  • Derek H.
    Derek HeidemannAugust 2, 2010
    100% worth the wait. Pulled Pork burrito - can't go wrong. Go for the crack sauce.
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LeeJune 14, 2014
    The chipotle pork enchilada haunts me... Get it.
  • Omayah
    OmayahAugust 21, 2010
    Order carne asada quesadilla. Pour cholula in the crack sauce. Dip quesadilla. Go to heaven.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneJune 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Absolutely worth however long the line is that you're waiting in.
  • Josh A.
    Josh AleksanyanFebruary 19, 2015
    grab the chicken bowl and if its cold out, keep jumping up and down. if its hot, sprawl out.
  • Robert S.
    Robert StewartApril 11, 2015
    Doesn't matter what you get. Just put Crack Sauce on it!
  • Jesse V.
    Jesse VineyardMay 30, 2015
    Tacos were good. Carne asada and chipotle pork.
  • Marisa T.
    Marisa TomAugust 15, 2011
    Expect the wait to be at least 15-20 minutes if you're going during primetime. Two words: crack sauce.
  • Bill C.
    Bill CauchoisOctober 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Come late or early to avoid the line.
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidJuly 17, 2013
    Get the slow roasted chipotle pork burrito. You won't regret it!
  • Bradford G.
    Bradford GilmoreFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    On Calexico Fridays, make sure you buy an extra burrito so you can eat it before you go out.
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua CasingalDecember 12, 2014
    Crack sauce all the things!
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaSeptember 25, 2014
    Crack sauce. All of it.
  • Enrique C.
    Enrique CruzJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Carne Asada quesadilla is fantastic
  • Jon G.
    Jon GoldOctober 18, 2014
    Really great burritos, tacos and bowls.
  • Steo S.
    Steo SAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Would you ever wait 1h in line in front of food cart for a burrito? Yeah, me neither. Except for the calexico's carne asata burrito.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MengSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome burritos. Get some crack sauce.
  • Rikin D.
    Rikin DiwanFebruary 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Come at 11:50.
  • Snehal A.
    Snehal AvichalNovember 5, 2011
    Longer line than the one at Mad. Sq. Eats. Place an order for a pork burrito, and then kill 20 minutes at the Apple Store.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergOctober 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Anything. Ask for crack sauce.
  • Alexander A.
    Alexander AttarMay 11, 2015
    Epic lines. Relatively good tacos / burritos
  • Scott K.
    Scott KerrMarch 9, 2011
    Could be the beat food in SoHo. Bring an out of town client and they will talk about it forever!
  • Charles B.
    Charles BMay 24, 2012
    go when its raining and there will be a humane wait.
  • Garth
    GarthSeptember 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The specials are consistently delicious. Come early to avoid disappointment!
  • Praveen S.
    Praveen SharmaAugust 8, 2013
    Get the chipotle pork tacos for me.
  • Karina v.
    Karina van SchaardenburgMay 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sub cabbage for beans in a burrito bowl.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SalmonApril 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    order whatever but always + jalapeños
  • Xavier D.
    Xavier DammanJuly 24
    Been here 10+ times
    Black bean burrito is 👌
  • Vinicius V.
    Vinicius VacantiAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    During weekdays, you have to get here before 11:45am or else there's a 30 minute wait.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanAugust 6, 2015
    Crack sauce worth the wait, truss mi daddi
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayApril 4, 2014
    Order by the cart, wait by the wall.
  • Camilo G.
    Camilo GamboaFebruary 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Probably one of the best burritos I've ever had
  • Desirée G.
    Desirée GouldJuly 31, 2015
    Best burritos in New York. No lie.
  • chhorvy
    chhorvyAugust 2, 2010
    Holy heaven in my mouth! So worth the 30 mins wait. And don't forget the crack sauce!
  • Tom J.
    Tom JosephApril 13, 2015
    Good burrito but maybe a little overhyped
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MSeptember 26, 2015
    Best place for pork taco lunch
  • Koopers A.
    Koopers AdogsarseJune 30, 2014
    Go early. Long lines at lunch.
  • Pratheeksha K.
    Black bean burrito blew my mind
  • etta y.
    etta yApril 11, 2011
    Go when you're wearing machine-washable garments. My coat still smells like taco.
  • Milos P.
    Milos PeluffoFebruary 22
    Been here 5+ times
    Black bean burrito all the way
  • Rob B.
    Rob BlaskoNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Carne asada and crack sauce—the only way to go.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansAugust 10, 2014
    The crack sauce is real. That shit should be illegal.
  • Trang T.
    Trang TranJune 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Chipotle Pork Burrito. GET IT.
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff ForbesMay 31, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Summer's clearly here: expect a 25 minute wait on nice days
  • Albert P.
    Albert PerezOctober 21, 2014
    Burritos with the CRACK SAUCE.
  • Testilla T.
    Press steak quesadillas are so damn good.
  • Kyri S.
    Kyri SarantakosMarch 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the burrito without the tortilla in a bowl and watch those carbs!
  • Justin H.
    Justin HemenwayFebruary 10, 2010
    The quesadilla (with crack sauce) is the way to go!
  • Red F.
    Red FraggleMay 17, 2013
    Crack sauce all the way!
  • Wynne A.
    Wynne AzevedoApril 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite lunch spot. The steak burrito makes me happy =]
  • Danny T.
    Danny TrejoAugust 9, 2015
    Quick and good steak burrito.
  • Derrick S.
    Derrick SeeNovember 29, 2009
    Worth the wait. Get the burrito! Especially the steak one!
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoApril 26, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Yes. Tocino Burrito ya ninny.
  • Alan F.
    Alan ForemanSeptember 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Crack sauce, people! Crack sauce!
  • Jorge F.
    Jorge FarfanFebruary 23, 2012
    Carne Asada anything is Brilliant.
  • Connie K.
    Connie KAugust 6, 2010
    Be prepared to wait... the carne asada tacos are awesome!
  • Noelle S.
    Noelle SadlerAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're here between 12 and 3, add 30 minutes to any estimated wait time they tell you. Great food but insanely slow.
  • Marie C.
    Marie ClemessyJune 25, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Black bean burrito
  • Henney G.
    Henney GMarch 31, 2011
    wow! best chicken quesadilla i've had in a minute
  • Kris G.
    Kris Gostynski1 week ago
    Steak burrito
  • Sean M.
    Sean MoulsonSeptember 3, 2013
    As good as the hype.
  • Birchbox
    BirchboxMarch 29, 2012
    Carne asada tacos please!
  • Berner
    BernerDecember 11, 2009
    Get a side of Crack sauce with your Carne Asada Burrito.
  • Johannes B.
    Remember cash!
  • Tanayia W.
    Tanayia WooleryAugust 27, 2010
    If ur gonna wait dont get anything less than a burritto, quesdilla or 2 tacos-carne asada=yum
  • Yuri B.
    Yuri ByunJuly 10, 2014
  • Klaas Pieter A.
    Klaas Pieter AnnemaMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Long wait, awesome burritos.
  • Anthony P.
    Anthony PravatoDecember 16, 2015
    Awsome food
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonJune 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Crack sauce is cracked out.
  • Vik P.
    Vik PandaJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there before 12:15 to avoid a long line.
  • Eyal K.
    Eyal K.July 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The carne asada will make you shit your pants. In a good way. It's so good!!!!!!
  • Copyrider
    CopyriderMay 5, 2010
    Meh- they run out of meat early and make you wait forever. Go around the corner to Qdoba for fresher ingredients and a quicker experience.
  • Jesus D.
    Jesus Del ValleMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Do not pass up this cart. That's your tip.
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithJuly 17, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Bring backs?
  • Rolando P.
    Rolando PeñateJuly 15, 2010
    OH from appalled tourist: "They are *not* lining up for street food!" She clearly doesn't understand why it's worth a 35 min wait...
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.June 10, 2010
    Carne Asada burrito w/ CRACK sauce!! 
  • Jerry L.
    Jerry LopezJuly 23, 2012
    No cc payment no real salsas
  • Valentino R.
    Valentino RistevskiJuly 25, 2010
    Gadda have a burito
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BurchardNovember 30, 2009
    Try a burrito and rolled quesadilla.
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KaoMay 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Carne Asada Quesedilla!
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithJanuary 12, 2010
    carne asada taco. TENNNN-DAHHH!
  • Aditya B.
    Aditya BhatAugust 6, 2014
    Crack sauce!!
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