In a city where Chipotle dominates the cheap Mexican game, finding a quick, quality taco isn't easy. I'm pretty sure there are pockets of greatness in the outer-boroughs, but as far as Manhattan is concerned, the pickings are pretty slim. Enter Pinche Taqueria, an Infatuation mainstay in Nolita (and now in NoHo as well) that comes in handy when you want to stuff your face on the cheap. At $2.50 per taco ($3.50 for fish), you can mix and match - plus grab a corona for under $10. Order at the counter and eat in their small storefront or on the sidewalk benches in front. Better yet, order them to the comfort of your own home and experience one of the fastest delivery operations around. Just don't order delivery online as encouraged on their website. You may never see your food.
We've pretty much sampled everything on the menu here and the tacos are the reason we keep coming back. The fish tacos have big chunks of white fish and are covered in a nice spicy mayo. The steak tacos and both pork tacos are highly recommended as well. The rolled tacos with the lettuce, cheese, guac and salsa are also really good.
We recommend staying away from Pinche's burritos. They're not terrible - it's hard to make a bad burrito - it's just that they're not as good as the other stuff on the menu.
The quesadilla is another highlight of the Pinche menu. Order it with confidence.
These are some damn good little yucca nuggets. The serving size is huge -definitely enough to share and way too much for one human to consume alone. Their homemade cilantro mayo is excellent too. A word to the wise...pass on the Mexican corn. It's no good.