As the New York City’s food truck scene has become increasingly enormous, trying to find the best food can sometimes feel impossible. Our NYFTA team has done all of the heavy-lifting for you and has taste tested almost every food truck in NYC. After our sampling, we have come to a conclusion that’s worth sharing. Next time you’re trying to decide, which food truck to pick to get the best food, service, and value, we have you covered!
Lavish, hearty, picturesque and mouthwatering—El Toro Rojo’s generously-sized taco platters embody everything the New York Food Truck Association looks for in street food. Every plate offers unique and tantalizing Oaxacan flavors. The plates are a marvel to look at. Each dish is portioned perfectly with an array of fresh, colorful ingredients and sauces. Pillowy quesadilias with sour cream and cheese! Fajita Bowls with a vibrant blend of peppers, beans, and rice! We at NYFTA know that life-affirming sense of joy when you walk away from a taco truck with a gorgeous heap of food and know immediately that what you are about to eat was not only affordable, but is about to strike your taste buds like lightning.
The truck is managed by Gabriel Apreza and his son Denis. They offer a no-frills, no-nonsense approach to Mexican street food: serve the people consistently with rich, authentic food; stay true to your recipe, hold fast to your roots.
The approach works. El Toro Rojo’s sleek black truck, emblazoned with a striking logo of a bull outlined in fiery red, can often be found parked on different corners and streets in Midtown. Droves of office workers, businesswomen and men, interns—the very people who grease the wheels of New York City’s unstoppable machinery—line up at lunchtime nearly every day for another chance to liberate themselves with El Toro Rojo’s delicious nachos, burritos, and sopes.
The bull is a symbol of strength. They are bold, tough—they can overtake you by surprise. We at NYFTA find it fitting that one of the best taco trucks in town is named after such a vigorous, majestic animal. We also believe that, much like the bull, Gabriel and Denis Apreza’s business will endure and continue to be as robust as ever.
- Your friends at the New York Food Truck Association @NYFTA
The intoxicating scent of gooey melting cheese, dancing on the grill with sizzling steak, this is what lunch is all about. Gary’s steak serves up authentic Philadelphia style cheesesteaks, and made to order Hoagies right here on the streets of New York City. To stay true to their Philly roots, every fresh ingredient comes straight from Philadelphia to you. With warm fresh Italian rolls from Phillies famous Amoroso Bakery to start, the freshest rib-eye, chicken, and sirloin, all grilled up and cooked to order with freshly sweet or hot peppers to bring it all home. Oh and of course it wouldn’t be a cheesesteak without, you guessed it, the cheese.
But hey they know their audience; this is New York after all, the land of dietary restrictions, so they have veggie options too. Finally a truck where carnivores and herbivores can come together and enjoy the best that Philly has to offer. Whether it’s the classic steak you’re craving, some fresh chicken, or veggies, they’ve got something sizzling hot on the grill just for you. Buffalo chicken cutlet, mushroom steak, pizza steak, and even a falafel hoagie, these guys have mastered the cheesesteak in every form.