The Tacos El Bronco Truck is usually parked at the corner of 37th and 5th, and they make some of the best tacos in the city. Sure, these tacos are a little small - but they’re only $2 each, and the undersized tortilla is part of what sets them apart. (It creates the perfect ratio of filling-to-tortilla.) Try the cabeza if you want some rich chunks of veal head, or just go with the carnitas. There’s no wrong answer here. All roads lead to happiness.
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Winner is a neighborhood cafe in Park Slope serving impressive baked goods that typically sell out before noon.
A Carroll Gardens neighborhood seafood gem, where the chef might throw a lobster at you. God bless this city.
When a Mexican restaurant you love tells you to eat at another Mexican restaurant, you listen. That’s how we discovered Acapulco Deli, and you should discover it too.
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Toloache ain’t cheap, but in an area where dropping dollars on grub is a given, it’s a breath of fresh air when the food is legitimately awesome.
La Lupe is a counter-service Mexican restaurant in Bushwick with some of the best tacos in the area and a space where you’ll want to hang out.
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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Empellon Al Pastor
New York City will never be LA, Austin, San Diego, or Mexico, but we suddenly have some quality taco options to choose form. Add Empellón Al Pastor to that list.
What was once called Rockaway Taco is now called Tacoway Beach. The good news? The fish tacos are still the best in town.
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