EL CHARRITO: JACKIE ROBINSON PARK, STAMFORD & 7 APACHE PLACE, GREENWICH
I’ve been hanging on to this news for quite some time and it’s been killing me. While Alex Terron from El Charrito has been hinting at a new location, she wouldn’t give me the address until last night.
This comes at a time when the area is seeing a veritable taco renaissance. From a second location of Casa Villa, to Bar Taco in Port Chester and Lola’s in downtown Stamford, Mexican food in this part of the world is finally, slowly coming of age.
Terron told me they’d been renting a commercial kitchen to prep food for the truck and when an opportunity opened up in Greenwich where they could combine this with a small takeout operation, they jumped on it.
Alex and her husband, Carlos, are two of my favorite small business owners in Stamford if for no other reason than for the energy they bring to their work — they are constantly putting new things on the menu and tweaking recipes. On a recent visit, I found Carlos poring over recipes in the back of the truck while working on some new salad dressings.
I’ve never seen a guy more excited about salad dressing before, but this is what makes El Charrito special and this is why I’ll be one of the first customers on Monday.
P.S. Incidentally, Moe, of Moe’s Burger Joint in Greenwich, told me recently he’s thinking about opening a taco shop in Greenwich. He’s Egyptian, but no newcomer to Latin-American cuisine — he owns Geronimo in New Haven and Sonora in Port Chester.