3207 SE Hawthorne Blvd
This cart is a show stopper for sure. They have done such a great job on capturing the theme of this Spanish Gypsy food cart. According to their website this is “Rustic folk food of Andalusia, Spain. Served from the back of a gypsy wagon.” It’s hard to walk by once you see it, because it’s so eye catching.
When you first walk up the menu might seem a little overwhelming. For instance we ordered the Gambas al Aljillo. Read on, this is the sizzling garlic prawns in a extra virgin olive oil. After they are “sizzled” they are presented in the herb, garlic infused olive oil/broth and served with a huge chunk of Grand Central’s Rustic Bread. The prawns were to die for. Very flavorful and very large. We dipped until we ran out of bread. It was that good. I loved it too because it made this a very filling meal. This dish was stunning for a food cart.
For a side dish we chose the pan fried cauliflower. I love cauliflower so much I probably eat it 3-4 times a week. Raw, roasted or grilled, but never have I done pan fried. It was pan fried with olive oil, garlic and seasonings. Simple yet very well done.
There is no question I will for sure be EatingMyWayThru this whole menu. Watch for updates.
- Atmosphere is great and he’s still working on it. He has created a great courtyard feel. As the weather begins to turn he plans on getting heated seating as well, but he’s going to make it pretty spectacular. Keep an eye on it.
- Pricing was $8-$9 for entrees. We would have easily paid $13 for this entree at a restaurant. In some cases even more.
- Services was great. We had the opportunity to talk with the owner, who was delightful.
- Drinks offered were coffees, tea and sodas.
- Duende is located at Hawthorne and 32nd Ave.
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