If you hear the words “Taco Electrico” and immediately picture a Mexican restaurant with neon signs where interns can plan a group dinner - well, actually, that’s pretty accurate. This place is a Mexican restaurant in a basement near Union Square, and it has a pretty short menu of things like guacamole, empanadas, and tacos. The food is average, but nothing costs over $15, and this place could work for a group meal when you’re mostly just interested in drinking margaritas.
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