photo credit: Alex Staniloff

Factory Tamal interiors with square wooden tables and white chairs and chalkboard menus hanging behind the counter

Factory Tamal


Lower East Side

$$$$Perfect For:Casual Weeknight DinnerLunchSerious Take-Out Operation
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Both of Factory Tamal’s LES and EV locations serve about twenty-five different sandwiches on ciabatta heros, including an excellent torta de quesillo with avocado, Oaxaca cheese, and papalo herbs. But you should also know that no meal from Factory Tamal is complete without a tamale. They’re relatively small and you’ll disappoint yourself (and us) if you don’t try at least one.

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Mi Salsa Kitchen on the Lower East Side serves Cuban food that you should consider for your next casual weeknight dinner.

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When looking for breakfast tacos or burritos on the LES, come to Puebla Mexican Food in Essex Market.

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