I must preface this post by saying that I spent fifteen years of my youth living all over California. Mexican food has to be exceptional for me to gush about it. That said, I thought Mexican Grill Stand was decent. The food was freshly prepared and the prices were excellent. Service was friendly and quick, and the portions were sizeable. Plus you get a free canned soda with any entree order.
Location: On 13th Street across from the Paley Library, outside of Speakman Hall
Pay: Cash Only
What I tried: Tacos Al Pastor, Grilled Chicken Burrito
The tiny cart has all the Mexican staples: tacos, burritos, quesadillas. Various toppings are available for any of these: chorizo, ground beef, chicken, pork and pineapple, fish, or veggie. Veggie tacos have a mixture of corn, tomatoes, and zucchini. The gargantuan burritos are overflowing with rice, black beans, salsa, lettuce, and chipotle mayo, and the tortilla is toasted on the grill until slightly browned. I tried the al pastor tacos and they were super spicy and tender with the flavor of annatto and guajillos.