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Old 03-21-2016, 01:26 PM   #1
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New Mexican food truck across from post office in MF

I tried it today.

It's awful. I can't eat half the carne asada taco.
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Old 03-22-2016, 03:39 PM   #2
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I tried it today.

It's awful. I can't eat half the carne asada taco.
I have heard from several people that the food is really greasy and not tasty.

Why does the city allow food trucks that pay little in the way of overhead and compete with our "regular" food places? Does anyone know how that works?
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:25 PM   #3
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I have heard from several people that the food is really greasy and not tasty.

Why does the city allow food trucks that pay little in the way of overhead and compete with our "regular" food places? Does anyone know how that works?
I have not had a chance to try that place yet but use to eat from the food trailer next to it.
As far as why the city allows these places. Could be that these are not much threat competition wise to the other food places in town. Pl u s they offer an alternative for folks who would rather try something other then the national chain eateries. These food trailers do have overhead. Rental space cost, electric ,gas etc. It's not an easy biz to be in.
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Old 03-23-2016, 05:52 AM   #4
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They allow it because this is America.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:03 AM   #5
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I disagree Reapp, they allow it because it slipped thru the cracks. Years ago no one would ever have dreamed the food trailer craze would become what it has become. Food trailers are a direct result of the criminally high property taxes that the commercial property must pay. The overhead that a brick and mortar store pays far far exceeds tax dollars the trailers generate.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:56 AM   #6
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Why would the city allow us to order products online instead of shopping at our local Wal Mart?
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:48 AM   #7
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You may have somewhat of a valid point freedom, but competition is great most anytime. Your handle says it all , Freedom. Too bad the place isnt that good. We certainly need more options here in MF. BTW does anyone know if Taco Casa is planning on rebuilding. I am pretty sure they are not going to.
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:25 PM   #8
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Why would the city allow us to order products online instead of shopping at our local Wal Mart?
Hmmm. Could it be we just have generous council leaders.
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:33 PM   #9
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I disagree Reapp, they allow it because it slipped thru the cracks. Years ago no one would ever have dreamed the food trailer craze would become what it has become. Food trailers are a direct result of the criminally high property taxes that the commercial property must pay. The overhead that a brick and mortar store pays far far exceeds tax dollars the trailers generate.
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If food trailers are a direct result of criminally high property taxes then it would be safe to say that high taxes for homeowners are why we have micro houses becoming a new craze. If we are to cure this cycle of high taxes creating smaller is better,then property taxes need to be eliminated.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:02 AM   #10
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If we are to cure this cycle of high taxes creating smaller is better,then property taxes need to be eliminated.
Government, whether large or small, has to have some source of income. If we eliminate property taxes, and income taxes are already gone, then sales taxes is about it, or some form of European style VAT. VAT is a diabolical tax, for many reasons, but it does have one redeeming "virtue" ... no one escapes it. Some who have cash income may escape income tax, but they can not escape VAT. Everybody pays.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:57 AM   #11
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Tarheel, an underground cash economy will continue to flourish even with a VAT. The VAT will catch more tax evaders, but there will still be a need for reporting and enforcement.

Interesting that I started talking about Mexican food and we've bunnytrailed into property taxes. Must be Easter.
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Old 03-26-2016, 05:02 AM   #12
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Is this a New Mexican food truck or a new Mexican food truck? New Mexican food is more like Spanish cuisine. I like the Mexican food served in Albuquerque which is more Spanish.

However, I presume you're referring to Tex-Mex food....I love Tex-Mex food too if it's done right.
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Old 04-22-2016, 02:10 PM   #13
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A new food truck, serving Mexican food. Overpriced and awful. Even the Blue Bonnet does a better job.
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:28 PM   #14
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Oh my and I thought we were headed to a precursor to the Boston Tea Party silly me...lol
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:28 AM   #15
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I would love to see a Pappasito's food truck! I haven't found a good fajita yet in this area.
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