“Why would I eat other people’s tacos? Our tacos are the best.”

Meet Johnny, the 21-year old co-owner of El Rey Del Taco, a family-run Mexican food truck based in Astoria, Queens. Confidence coming from someone so young, usually is pure cockiness. But in this case, I know he and his truck have earned it. For over a decade, Johnny’s mom and dad have been feeding late-night food goers delicious tacos with recipes inspired by their hometowns in Mexico. Their selection of braised and cooked meats are so moist and tender, so perfectly spiced, it’s no wonder they are considered one of the three food “Kings of Astoria”. And if you don’t believe me, just stand in line and ask the patrons yourself. They’d be happy to brag about Astoria’s late-night institution.

vendylong-1Congratulations to El Rey Del Taco for being recognized in the 2014 NYC Vendy Awards Cup. If you go, I highly recommend their spicy chorizo taco. Good luck to all the finalists.

Thanks for watching food. curated.! Happy Eating! And hope to see you at the event!

El Rey Del Taco Truck
33-01 30th Ave
Astoria, NY  11103

(347) 754-2966