La Taqueria Downtown serves strong margaritas and the area’s best Mexican food in a low-ceilinged space where you’ll want to spend hours ordering rounds of drinks and tacos while listening to The Beatles on the speakers. The only catch is that everyone else wants to spend a few hours here as well, so waits can be as bad as they are at Razza up the street.
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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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Razza is a wood-fired pizza spot in Jersey City that’s well worth a trip from New York. Or from anywhere else.
There's nothing memorable about the Mexican food at Rosie's, but it's a nice enough space for a margarita and guacamole.
Bread And Salt
Bread And Salt is a BYOB pizza spot in Jersey City that serves some of our favorite slices around NYC.
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