A bit of background:
I'm not a Southwest CHOW regular, but used to live in ABQ in 2004-05. Hadn't been back until this past week, when I drove through ABQ on a work trip to northern NM. Prior to my trip, I wasn't able to research how the food scene has changed in recent years. Plus, I only had time for a quick meal in ABQ, so I was hoping to just come across a taco truck or something of the sort. I did find one--and enjoyed it--but in looking at CHOW archives now, it doesn't seem like there's been any discussion on this topic. So I figured it might be a good idea to start a discussion on this topic, such that it may serve as a resource for anyone looking to chow at food trucks in ABQ.
The truck I found:
In Bernalillo, in the parking lot of the car wash/gas station on the SW corner of US Hwy 550 & Camino Don Tomas. It's a little white trailer that was selling green chile hot dogs ($4), green chile cheeseburgers ($5), burritos (~$5), quesadillas (~$4), and tacos. They were also selling Mexican sodas and those chile lollipops and other snacks. Picnic table with umbrella available for "dining in", but they'll pack your food to go if so desired. Sweet lady working as the grillmaster.
I was alone, so ordering more than one item would've been unreasonable. I finally narrowed it down to the green chile cheeseburger. Really good. Not the *best* gcc I've ever had, but very honest and unpretentious. Generous burger patty, a good 1/3 lb. Fluffy bun, buttery avocado, smooth melted jack cheese, and a smoky, scorching smother of green chile. Definitely worth $5. And for those living in ABQ, it's worth a drive up to Bernalillo to check this trailer out--for a cheap and unique dining experience.
Are there any other food trucks or trailers in ABQ???