Calexico Cart

Calexico Cart

Mexican Restaurant, Food Truck, and Burrito Place$$$$
SoHo, New York
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  • Vineet S.
    Vineet ShahOctober 4, 2014
    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.
  • Neil S.
    Neil SanchalaSeptember 15, 2014
    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.)
  • 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.
  • Jack O.
    Jack OsborneSeptember 11, 2014
    I'm not even going to bother leaving a tip, I just wanted to say that this was the best burrito experience of my life. Ok, I lied, get a carne asada with crack sauce.
  • Nate S.
    Nate SaeteOctober 28, 2014
    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.
  • Eric F.
    Eric FriedmanMarch 21, 2014
    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!
  • 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.
  • Colin M. F.
    Colin M. FordApril 4, 2013
    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
  • Kris C.
    Kris ConcepcionSeptember 5, 2014
    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.
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff ForbesJuly 29, 2014
    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.
  • Leo M.
    Leo MedinaJanuary 15
    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 :)
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksApril 14
    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.
  • Ted M.
    Ted McFebruary 3, 2012
    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...
  • 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.
  • Darren L.
    Darren LachtmanNovember 29, 2012
    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
  • CREATETHE GROUP
    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
  • Chenny D.
    Chenny DApril 25
    Pulled pork burrito! So juicy and the spiciness of chipotle adds a very nice kick!:)
  • Dianna H.
    Dianna H.August 9, 2014
    Pretty much anything here is absolutely delicious but I'm partial to the black bean burrito. Get it with extra crack sauce!
  • 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
    Rolled chicken quesadilla comes with _amazing_ crack sauce for dipping. Add a $2 side of Mexican rice to fill you up.
  • Alp O.
    Alp OzcelikJune 13, 2014
    LOVED their pollo asada quesadilla! Gotta come back for further research. (Their crack sauce is ALL the noms!)
  • Whitney K.
    Whitney KanMay 7, 2012
    Everything is amazing...even more so with the crack sauce. Why would you go to chipotle which is more expensive anyway?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gennady B.
    Gennady BarskyFebruary 17
    The Chipotle pork taco was my absolutely favorite, the Carne Asada burrito is always a great choice.
  • 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!
  • Greg B.
    Greg BeckAugust 6, 2014
    Some of the best burritos. I get the carne asada with guacamole and chips on the side. Cash only.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownNovember 25, 2013
    Crack sauce is for wimps, get them to load up your burrito with Jalapeños instead. Carne Asada is bomb.
  • Colin M. F.
    Colin M. FordFebruary 9
    Francisco and his crew out here in all sorts of weather and always with a smile on his face... Make sure to tip! ✌️
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HayesMarch 17, 2014
    The rolled quesadillas are great and not too filling. And don't worry, they come with crack sauce
  • 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!
  • Audrey O.
    Audrey OOctober 15, 2014
    Gringo ground beef tacos are addicting and of course the self explanatory chipotle "crack" sauce.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedJuly 23, 2010
    A BuzzFeed lunch favorite. Tannergenerally gets the burrito, but the specials are always worth checkingout.
  • Amy A.
    Amy AliazzoOctober 31, 2011
    Make sure you get the "crack sauce" and dip WHATEVER you get into it...You'll become addicted!
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinNovember 21, 2014
    Better and cheaper than the restaurant. Feel free to discard the second tortilla on your taco
  • Johanna
    JohannaOctober 8, 2011
    Black bean & avocado quesadillas! Comes with crack sauce. If you like meat: the pork tacos.
  • 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
  • Yiannis
    YiannisDecember 30, 2011
    Rolled Quesadillas are the tits, for vegetarians, but if you're tryin'a feel healthful, go for the tacos.
  • Rikin D.
    Rikin DiwanJuly 15, 2014
    For a slightly healthier calexico experience get the bowl without rice. Still really filling too.
  • Ian W.
    Ian WestcottSeptember 3, 2015
    They open at 11:30. Come before noon and you won't have to wait. Add jalapeños.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HogueJune 10, 2014
    Any burrito: ask them to add Crack sauce and guacamole for a little extra punch.
  • Omayah
    OmayahAugust 21, 2010
    Order carne asada quesadilla. Pour cholula in the crack sauce. Dip quesadilla. Go to heaven.
  • Derek H.
    Derek HeidemannAugust 2, 2010
    100% worth the wait. Pulled Pork burrito - can't go wrong. Go for the crack sauce.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyJuly 29, 2014
    The Gringo quesadilla (ground beef) is delicious. But, be prepared for grease!
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachAugust 22, 2014
    Loved the carne asada quesadilla. Really long lines at peak hours though!
  • Steo S.
    Steo SAugust 2, 2014
    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.
  • Vinicius V.
    Vinicius VacantiAugust 5, 2010
    During weekdays, you have to get here before 11:45am or else there's a 30 minute wait.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyDecember 6, 2013
    Quesadilla is the move here, but you're gonna need a side to fill out your lunch.
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