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Mexican Eats: Williamsburg's Antojitos Mexicanos Brims Over With Tripe

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Graham Avenue in Williamsburg may be named Via Vespucci for the Italian flair of its northern reaches, but head south and the atmosphere veers towards another stripe. Antojitos Mexicanos is holding down the Mexican side of the sector with tacos placeros, chalupas, and a steaming bowl of spicy pancita to cure any New Years-sized hangover. More

Mexican Eats: 10 Best New York Mexican Dishes of 2012

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It's been a great year for Mexican food in New York, and as the community develops, second and third generations settle, and more chefs become inspired by the diversity of the cuisine, it can only get better. Here are some of the best dishes of the year, ten that would make even the most fervent disbeliever reconsider. More

Mexican Eats: Three Burritos Worth Celebrating for Burrito Day

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In 1985, LA mayor Tom Bradley declared December 19th as Burrito Day, a city-wide holiday that made inhaling bean and cheese burritos became not just lunchtime, but civic duty. We think it's high time to start in NYC, and here are three burritos worth celebrating. More

Mexican Eats: Taqueria El Paisa, an Electrified Al Pastor

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On a sharp corner in Bushwick's Southern row is Taqueria El Paisa, a tiny triangle of a taqueria. Just three stools, a circumscribed menu, a walk-up counter, and some of the best al pastor tacos in the city. More

Mexican Eats: The Other Shade of Pozole at Sabor a Mexico

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From the blond, to the brown, to the broths tinged with red, to those as clear as consomme, it seems as thought there are more than fifty shades of pozole found throughout Mexico. Sabor a Mexico Taqueria in the East Village serves an especially great one. More

Mexican Eats: Don't Scoff the Hard Shell at Castro's in Clinton Hill

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As one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in Brooklyn, Castro's is a weathered Clinton Hill stalwart, a late-night spot for Pratt students with a bustling delivery service. More

Mexican Eats: Gran Electrica Makes for Grand Meals

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For all of its Brooklyn affects, Gran Electrica isn't just posturing: there are arresting dishes painted with bright colors: tostadas de jaiba, beet margaritas, and the first torta ahogada that won't stain your fingers. More

Mexican Eats: The Chile Relleno at Tulcingo Del Valle

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The chile relleno, usually a soggy, leaden dish of wet crust and bland cheese, gets rectified at Tulcingo del Valle in Hell's Kitchen. More

Mexican Eats: Austin Comes to Brooklyn at Güeros

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Like your tacos with lots of lettuce? Güeros in Prospect Heights is serving it up American style. There's even a hard shell taco you may recall from your youth. More

Mexican Eats: Where to get your pan de muerto for Dia de los Muertos

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Celebrate Dias de los Muertos with pan de muerto, an eggy, yeasted sweet bread with a cross of bones baked on top, from Panaderia La Espiga Real. More

Mexican Eats: Tacos Matamoros II, The Sequel

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When Tacos Matamoros is too crowded, head south to the sequel: Tacos Matamoros II, for the same owners, the same menu, and the same delicious chalupas. More

Mexican Eats: Happy Hour at Fonda East Village

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For a man operating an under-the-radar Mexican restaurant out in Brooklyn, Roberto Santibañez carries a trunk of accolades. His newest restaurant, Fonda in the East Village, an offshoot of the original Park Slope location, has ruby walls, gothic trimmings, and a great happy hour, a peepshow of what the menu has to offer. More

Mexican Eats: Quick and Easy Fast Food Stylings at El Aguila

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Quick and easy tacos, tortas, and burritos with a self-service condiment bar. Harlem's El Aguila takes it's cues from In N Out. More

Mexican Eats: Barrio Chino's Impenetrable Mole

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Navigating the arena of diners at Barrio Chino, a one-room, perpetually-packed Mexican restaurant in the Lower East Side is a little like a game of Tetris. But dig through the craziness and you'll find a very special mole. More

Mexican Eats: Esquites and Gorditas on the Street in Sunset Park

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The cart at 45th Street and 5th Avenue in Sunset Park may not have a name, but they do have a short and sweet menu of esquites, elotes, and gorditas, plus homemade juices and a green sauce that leaves you breathless. More

Mexican Eats: Atlixco Deli Grocery, The Kalustyan's of Mexican Ingredients

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These days, local tortillas, rounds of cotija cheese, and fresh serrano chiles are about as difficult to find in a supermarket as a box of Domino sugar. Neverthelss, as Mexican ingredients become more available, it can still be difficult to find the rare stuff. Enter Atlixco Deli Grocery, a grocery with two locations, one in Sunset Park and another in Jackson Heights, sprinting above and beyond in their selection of obscure Mexican goods. More

Mexican Eats: Solid Breakfast at Alimentos Saludables, Plus a Tamale Sandwich

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It may be small and scummy, but Alimentos Saludables, a tamale outpost in Sunset Park is serving the real deal: a true Mexican breakfast of champurrado, arroz con leche, and some of the best tamales in the city, if you catch them on a good day. Plus—a tamale sandwich! More

Mexican Eats: Casa Enrique in Long Island City

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Casa Enrique, a six-month old restaurant in Long Island City, is carving out a new tier of Mexican restaurant in NYC. Ambitious but accessible, there's incredible enchiladas, tostadas, and a lamb shank you could bludgeon someone with. More

Mexican Eats: Getting Saucy at Tacos Morelos in Jackson Heights

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When the thunderstorm hits, it's best to be somewhere warm, with flowery bachata music tinkling in the background, sheltered by sturdy walls and good food. Tacos Morelos, just might be the place. More

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