Posted by: Jeffsayyes | February 1, 2010

El Guayaquileno Mini Picanteria Truck Guide

This truck has 4 locations. Off Roosevelt, they are usually at Warren St and 80th Street. I have no idea where the other 2 locations are. The base restaurant is at 94-54 Corona Ave.

Menu Translations:

Encebollado de pescado – tuna soup
Corvina Frita – fried fish (croaker), comes in a platter with rice
Quaker – I think this is an oatmeal drink
Ceviche de camaron – Shrimp ceviche
Ceviche de concha – Conch ceviche
Bollos de pescado – ball of fish, onions, steamed with corn meal in a husk (it is awesome)
Seco de chivo – Goat stew
Guatita – Beef tripe stew
Carne asada – Grilled beef
Caldo de salchicha – Sausage soup
Agua – water
Morocho – Hot, creamy, corn based drink

These items are on the big sign on the non-window side of the truck. May not be available.
Seco de Gallina – Chicken stew
Sango de camaron y pescado – Shrimp and seafood stew ( I think )
Arroz Marinero – Rice with seafood
Lomito Salteado – strips of marinated steak stir-fry. Similar to pepper steak.
Chifles – Plantain chips

From the Roosevelt Ave Taco Cart Crawl, Crawlers eating Bolos de Pescado

Interesting research on Ecuadorians in the Streets of NYC – from Baruch College
Crawling for Tacos audio slideshow – Listen at 0:50 for an interview with one of the ladies from the El Guayaquileno truck.


  1. La comida es deliciosa. El servicio super. Soy peruana y no me gustaba la comida ecuatoriana hasta que probe la comida de “El guayaquileño” una delicia 🙂

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