If you live in Hell’s Kitchen, you’ve probably walked past Tulcingo de Valle too many times to count. Next time, stop in, because this small, aqua-colored dining room on 9th Ave serves some of the best Mexican food in Manhattan. The dishes here are Poblano-style, so come ready for mole, cemitas (sandwiches made with refried beans and peppers), and specials like juicy pork ribs in a pool of spicy salsa verde. You can always walk right in and grab a table here, so the next time someone says, there’s no good Mexican food in NYC, you know what to do.
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