The name of the game at Nene’s Deli in Bushwick is quesabirria, a crispy-gooey, cheese-infiltrated birria dish that was hard to find in NYC until 2020. No matter if you want a birria burrito, quesadilla, taco, or mulita, it’ll be served along with a layer of melted white cheese. As you might be able to imagine, the union of meat-soaked orange tortillas, stewy adobo beef, and caramelized cheese is one we all should be grateful for - even as you sit on a bench in Maria Hernandez Park ruining your pants with orange meat juice stains no napkin stands a chance against.
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Gordo’s is a neighborhood Mexican restaurant in Bushwick with solid guacamole and house margaritas.
The Ten Bells
The Ten Bells Brooklyn location is the second wine bar from the team, located in Bushwick right across from Maria Hernandez Park.
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Los Tacos No. 1
Hopefully you aren’t in Times Square. But if you are, you should go eat some tacos at Los Tacos No. 1. They’re some of the best in NYC.
Zaragoza is a longstanding Mexican deli in the East Village where you can get a couple of tacos, tamarind candy, and a jar of green enchilada sauce.
Calexico is a small chain in NYC, and their location on the UES is a decent spot for a weeknight meal. It isn’t authentic Mexican, but it’s solid.
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Birria-Landia is a truck in Jackson Heights, and it’s where you’ll find the best birria tacos in NYC. Get a few, and dip them in a cup of consome.
Tortilleria Los Hermanos
Down the street from the L train Jefferson stop in Bushwick, you'll find the a garage serving some of the city’s best tacos.
A warehouse spot in Bushwick making seasonal American food with a focus on pasta. If you live in the neighborhood, bring your family or a nice date.
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