The memorable green and orange truck started by two guys from Brooklyn named Mike and Willie has always been a safe bet for lunch. Sliders and tacos are more popular than ever, and the truck keeps expanding its options with more vegetarian fillings and even rice bowls for those looking for a less messy meal. But it wasn’t until I tried their fish tacos that I realized what a winning recipe Mike ‘N’ Willie’s has, with huge chunks of flaky battered fish with a fresh slaw and tasty cilantro sauce.
Mike ‘N’ Willie’s has a number of appetizing combination deals and daily specials, letting you mix and match between their tacos, sliders and sides. The 3 items for $10 deal is what caught my attention, especially because these tacos are stuffed with delicious fillings. Last time I tried Mike ‘N’ Willie’s they had just run out of fish tacos, so I ordered two of those and a short rib taco.
I bit right into the short rib taco first, doubled wrapped in two tortillas to make it easier to handle and topped with a smoky barbecue sauce, pickled red onion and cotija cheese. The taco was stuffed with sweet and savory meat, even better than the last time I tried it.
Each fish taco had a huge beer battered hunk of flaky fish in it, and I squeezed some lime on each one to give them even more of a kick. These were some of the best fish tacos I’ve tried, fried to perfection but perfectly complemented by the fresh slaw, sauce and lime juice. Finding tacos like this from a food truck in Manhattan seems as rare as finding a dolphin in the Gowanus, but anything can happen in New York. For a truly great lunch at a reasonable price, try Mike ‘N’ Willie’s food truck all around Manhattan and Dumbo, Brooklyn. Or cut to the chase and order online.
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