After 8 or 9pm every night, on the south side of the street, you can find one of the best food trucks in the city parked and serving gobs of adoring locals. Once people are starting to get drunk in nearby bars, this truck is always thronged with walk up and drive up service. Take a look into nearby vehicles and you will see couples and groups of four all scarfing down their own platters. Come rain or shine, Los Amigos deliver.
The people here may seem like they are ignoring you, but they have a really good knack for seeing things out of the corner of their eye and keeping you in order. More often than not, an arriving customer will just yell out the bald man's name and their order. Since you and I are not on such familiar terms, just make your way to the counter and get someone's attention. Don't worry, you won't be skipped.
There is no menu here, but what I recommend starting with is what is frying in the pans you see below. It is beef that has been marinating for who knows how long, and a layer of green chimi is thrown on top for good measure when it cooks up.
No matter what, your order here is super fresh. The meat you are eating was raw less than ten minutes ago. I find this beef the tastiest, and also the easiest to eat and share on the street since you will most likely be eating while standing. They also have thin slices of beef marinated slightly differently and available like the platter below ($8) or on sandwiches. The platter comes with fried plantains mashed fresh on the truck, and one of two types of rice, either white or a more sweet Caribbean style brown with beans.
On weekends, ask about the delicious seafood soup they may or may not be cooking, if you are in the mood.
Roosevelt Avenue, west of 111th Street
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