Location: SE 33rd and Hawthorne
One may think we have too many taco trucks. By last count, 15% of carts are Mexican Taquerias. But is that bad? I don’t think so because each one provides something different whether it is better service, better chorizo, handmade tortillas or an item not on everyone else’s menu. For Neza, I think they provide SE Hawthorne something new – Mexican.
Neza Taqueria has been open now on SE 33rd and Hawthorne in front of House of Vintage or a few months now. In the same lot as Namu and around the corner from a few other carts, creating some stiff competition. Neza offers up a traditional Mexican menu with tacos, burritos, tortas, taco salads and horchata. They focus on their burrito options, offering up a few vegetarian options, including a spinach burrito with eggs, onions, rice, beans and sour cream. Lately, eggs and fresh spinach have been a treat for breakfast at our house. Put that in a burrito? Tasty.
I enjoyed a couple of great tacos to day I visited. Something about the way they took my order and meticulously made the tacos implied they were from a professional restaurant background. Everything was carefully prepared and layered in the tortilla. The asada and carnitas I enjoyed were some of the best I’ve had in the city. A perfect blend of meat, cilantro, grilled chopped onions and the corn tortilla.
Neza is just one of the many new carts moving to SE to create a food cart zone. Head on down to 33rd and Hawthorne and try some of their offerings and let them know Food Carts Portland sent ya.
- Veggie Burrito: peppers, onion, cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, beans, rice – $4
- Burrito: choice of asada, chicken or pork, rice, beans, cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo – $4.50
- Taco: choice of meat, onion, cilantro, limes, corn tortilla – $1
- Spinach Burrito: spinach with onions, egg, rice, beans, cheese, sour cream – $4
Hours: Lunchtime and beyond, weekdays and weekends.
Phone: 503 974 2562