Evelia Coyotzi had an unlikely path to success with her food cart. After September 11th, she was unable to return to a fast food job located in downtown Manhattan. To make extra money, she started selling her own homemade tamales out of a small grocery cart. It started as a temporary way to make ends meet while waiting for her normal life to resume. However, popularity exploded throughout Queens and soon Evelia graduated to a full-fledged food cart. Evelia’s Tamales Mexicanos is now a booming business, so don’t hesitate to swing by for some authentic, homemade tamales on your morning commute.
Evelia offers all the standard tamales at her cart, stuffed with meats like chicken seasoned with savory sauces and stuffed into warm, chewy masa. It’s hard to resist the allure of this easily portable street food, and most New Yorkers don’t bother trying. Evelia’s is so popular, they’re often sold out by 11 AM. In addition to these delicious tamales, you’ll also find hot drinks like Mexican hot chocolate and rice milk for a sweet treat. If you’re ever in New York, make a point to get up early one day and swing by Evelia’s Tamales Mexicanos to get your tamale on. Even better? Book ‘em for your next event. Guests will love it.
Adobo Chicken Tamale - Chicken seasoned in a vinegary, aromatic adobo sauce stuffed in a warm tamale.
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