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.
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There's one way to really celebrate Cinco de Mayo right, and that's by downing as many tacos as you can before passing out from meat-tortilla-salsa paroxysms of joy. There are plenty of tacos we love in New York, but here are some we can't stop thinking about, from fatty carnitas to tangy chorizo to funky goat and tripe. Check out the slideshow above to see the tacos we love; if you eat them all this weekend, we'll buy you a beer.
Most taquerias hawking al pastor in New York skip the spit, but Taco Mix maintains the tradition. The magnificent column of meat—bookended by slow-roasting pineapple— is sliced into thin shavings for tacos. It has the ability to stop pedestrians dead in their tracks.
[Photos: Sara Markel-Gonzalez] East Harlem is one of Manhattan's better taco neighborhoods, so for this week's Taco Thrusday, I explored two taco stops on East 116th Street—Taco Mix and the Tacos de Arroz Grocery Cart. Taco Mix Taco Mix...
Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn's Sunset Park is a solid twenty blocks of excellent Mexican offerings, from markets stocking all of your chile and tortilla needs to bakeries filled with some of the most elaborately decorated cakes you've ever seen. It's...