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Lunch Today: Tacos at Brooklyn Taco, Essex Street Market

Lunch Today J. Kenji López-Alt Post a comment

With Brooklyn Taco, the overriding problem, which is frankly a theme in NY, is poor tortilla prep. The good news: the fillings are really good. More

The Best Tacos on 116th Street in East Harlem, NYC

J. Kenji López-Alt 13 comments

You could say we've been on a taco binge here at Serious Eats. After biking through Brooklyn and Queens last Sunday eating tacos along the way (wait for the video coming next week), I decided that Monday should be devoted to East Harlem, another hotbed of Mexican tortilla-wrapping activity (and yes, we'll be getting out of New York for Project Taco. West Coast, Midwest, South, get your tacos ready!) Check out the best tacos in the 'hood. More

Lunch Today: Tacos de Lengua and Tacos de Carnitas from La Esquina

Lunch Today J. Kenji López-Alt 7 comments

A good taco de lengua ($3.95) is one of the great dishes of the world. Tender, fatty beef tongue slow-cooked in a flavorful broth. At La Esquina, rather than the traditional chopped chunks of tongue, they serve you a big fat slice, slow-cooked then grilled. More

Taco Thursdays: Midnight Tacos at Mi Mexico Lindo

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez 3 comments

Taco carts abound in Queens, and there are many to choose on Roosevelt Avenue alone, particularly on the 10 blocks between 74th and 84th Streets on Roosevelt Avenue. Conveniently, most carts are located close to subway exits, perfect for a late-night bite on the way home. More

Street Food: Paty's Tacos

Street Food Madison Priest 2 comments

[Photographs: Truck, Madison Priest; others, Robyn Lee] A hulking grey creature with four dusty, unlit letters, Paty's Tacos (no, that's not a typo) is no great beauty. The truck parks for long stretches on Lexington Avenue, just north of... More

Taco of the Week: Tacos de Birria, Coatzingo Restaurant, Queens

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez 7 comments

[Photo: Sara Markel-Gonzalez] Searching for a kind of taco that I have not yet covered in my weekly taco posts, when I saw tacos de birria de res on the menu at Coatzingo on 82nd Street in Elmhurst, Queens,... More

Taco Thursdays: Vegetarian Tacos Aztecas at Café Ollin, East Harlem

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez 4 comments

It isn't always easy to find really great tacos in this city that are made purely out of vegetables. Many places have a vegetarian offering, but it's just whatever veggies happen to be laying around. At Café Ollin, a... More

Astoria: El Rey del Taco Truck Expands

Adam Kuban 6 comments

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] Hey, Astorians, did you know El Rey del Taco has rolled out a second truck serving the Ditmars-31st Street area?... More

Taco Thursdays: Tacos de Canasta at Tacos Xochimilco, Brooklyn

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez 3 comments

[Photographs: Sara Markel-Gonzalez] I've been on the search for tacos de canasta in the city, and got very excited to finally find some at Tacos Xochimilco in Sunset Park. These tacos didn't come out of a canasta, or basket,... More

Taco Thursdays: Taqueria Jazz, Queens

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez 5 comments

Photo: Sara Markel-Gonzalez I've been excited about this brand new taqueria in Elmhurst ever since the awning went up, and once I saw the sign advertising tacos placeros, I knew it had to be my next Taco Thursday stop.... More

Taco Thursdays: El Gallo Azteca, Staten Island

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez 2 comments

[Photo: Sara Markel-Gonzalez] This week we go back to Staten Island, where I've been exploring Victory Boulevard in the next few Staten Island trips, searching for the best tacos. El Gallo Azteca was the first stop, and all I... More

Taco Thursdays: ¡Viva México! Edition, Taqueria Tulcingo, Queens

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez 2 comments

I hadn't planned on doing a Queens taco post for this week until I walked past Taqueria Tulcingo and saw it decked out for Mexican Independence Day. I had to go in. The ceiling from front to back is... More

Taco Thursdays: El Globo, Queens

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez 5 comments

After a month of taco eating around New York City, we are back in Queens for this week's post. El Globo Restaurant makes their own tortillas; aside from Nixtamal, not many taquerias have a tortilla machine in their space. Luckily,... More

Taco Thursdays: La Canasta Bakery Grocery, Staten Island

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez Post a comment

[Photo: Sara Market-Gonzalez] It's perfect beach weather again—and a perfect week to again combine two of my favorite summer activities: going to the beach and looking for great tacos. (Although that last is a year-round activity). I took the... More

Taco Thursdays: East Harlem, Taco Mix and the Tacos de Arroz Grocery Cart

Street Food Sara Markel-Gonzalez 5 comments

[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... More

Tacos: Coney Island, Brooklyn

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez Post a comment

To continue with the "tacos on the beach theme" that began last week at Rockaway Taco, this week I took another trip to another beach in a another borough: Coney Island. There are a few taco stands off the boardwalk,... More

Taco Thursdays: Rockaway Taco, Queens

Taco Thursdays Sara Markel-Gonzalez 8 comments

Editor's note: There's not much we love more than tacos at Serious Eats, so we're sending contributor Sara Markel-Gonzalez out to explore New York's taco world with Taco Thursdays. Take it away, Sara! Rockaway Taco is enough to make you... More

A Sunset Park Taco Crawl

Caroline Russock 10 comments

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... More

The Brunch Dish: Tostadas at Cascabel

The Brunch Dish Nikki Goldstein 2 comments

[Photos: Nikki Goldstein] When Carey gushed about Cascabel on the Upper East Side a few months ago, I put it at the top of my list of places to check out. I've been a steady fan ever since—in fact,... More

Eating My Way Through the Brooklyn Taco Experiment

Katie Quinn Post a comment

The winner, whose name we approve of: the Serious Business taco. [Photos: Katie Quinn] Theo Peck and Nick Suarez, cook-off organizers extraordinaire, knew New Yorkers liked tacos, but it was not until their sold-out Brooklyn Taco Experiment, this Sunday,... More

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