The truck shares its fenced-in corner lot with a half-dozen chairs, simply for customers to rest their feet; Puerto Rican pastelillos and alcapurrias are eminently suited to stand-up eating.
The casing of the torpedo-shaped alcapurria de carne (first two photos below; $1.50) is deep-fried yet unusually supple; inside is a ground-beef picadillo, something like a sweet sloppy joe. The pastelillos, which at a glance resemble empanadas filled with jueyes, pollo, or carrucho (crab, chicken, or conch, shown in that order; $1.50 to $2.50), are as delicate and flaky as any in the city.
Mama Isabel's Place
Truck parked in the lot at Prospect Ave. and 156th St., Woodstock, Bronx
Shuttered roughly from Thanksgiving through March