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Mexican Eats: Guelaguetza

New York Scarlett Lindeman 2 comments

In a borough that's not particularly know for it, Hell's Kitchen hosts a pocket of good and cheap Manhattan Mexican food. Bodegas with back-room kitchens serving respectable tacos and dot 10th Avenue and tiny take-out joints shuttle burritos to the doors of many. Guelaguetza, on 47th Street, is a fine emblem. More

Mexican Eats: Piaxtla Es Mexico Deli

New York Scarlett Lindeman 3 comments

It's hard to miss taqueria Piaxtla es Mexico once you turn onto 51st Street off of 5th Avenue in Sunset Park. There's the vertical sign attached to the facade, glowing "Ricos Tacos" in fluorescent pink; there's a painted mural with a fat pig in a steel cauldron, proclaiming "Ricas Carnitas" across the wall. There's also a man marching the block, advertising both sentiments into a bullhorn. More

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

New York 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

Taco Thursdays: Taqueria Jazz, Queens

New York 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

San Francisco: A Taco Tour of the 24th Street Bart Station, Mission District

Citizen Taco 24 comments

The city's Mission District has been considered ground zero for great Mexican food in Northern California. But having lived away from the Bay Area for over six years—and spent the better part of the last two falling in love with the tacos of central Texas—my memories of Mission Street taquerias have started to fade. When I returned last weekend, I took the BART train straight to the Mission's 24th Street Station (where no less than seven taquerias populate a one-block radius) to determine what sets this city's best tacos apart. More

A Sunset Park Taco Crawl

New York 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

Nashville Taco Truck Roundup

Citizen Taco 12 comments

A quick web search of "Nashville" and "taco trucks" will get you two types of results. First you'll find a few postings, mostly from late 2005, about the city's purported plans to ban taco trucks due to "health concerns," which apparently never went through (gracias a Dios). But most of what you'll find being written about taco trucks in Nashville today focuses exclusively on Mas Tacos, a gourmet mobile trailer of the type that's got the country all aTwitter these days, but there are plenty of cheaper, more authentic, and in my opinion tastier, taco trucks nearby on two main avenues: Gallatin Pike and Nolensville Pike. More

What Is a California Burrito?

Erin Zimmer 43 comments

There are burritos, and then there are California Burritos. The San Diego staple is not trying to be authentic Mexican cuisine—it's basically meat and potatoes stuffed into a flour tortilla for hungry, sand-crusted surfers. The beast of a thing usually involves carne asada, french fries, a bunch of cheese, salsa fresca and of course guacamole. More

The Brunch Dish: Tostadas at Cascabel

New York 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

One Great Lunch: Cascabel Taqueria on the Upper East Side

New York Carey Jones 14 comments

Chorizo tacos. [Photos: Robyn Lee] We don't often take restaurants up on offers of delivery. But frankly, we were so stunned that any Mexican restaurant would solicit our review—given our recent track record for reviewing restaurant taco lunches—that we... More

La Lucha, a New Taco Shop and Boutique on Avenue A?

New York Erin Zimmer 1 comment

Usually when I think taco, I think taco and beans, or taco and beer, not taco and boutique. Salsa stains seem like a potential issue for La Lucha, a multi-tasking taqueria opening at 147 Avenue A (between 9th and 10th... More

Chicago: Great Taco Encounters of the Unexpected Kind

Michael Nagrant 2 comments

Chicago has an authentic taqueria on almost every corner, and at least half of those are authentically bad. But, with so many good options left over, the last thing you’d ever do is go snooping around sport bars and brewpubs for a good taco. And, I guess it’s true, I wasn’t looking for good tacos in those places, but in the course of my regular eating, err research, I’ve come across two extraordinarily good tacos. The first is the fish taco at Goose Island Clybourn, the flagship restaurant of Chicago’s local super-brewery. As of last year, the state of the fish taco in Chicago was so miserable, that Tribune scribe, and its current Cheeseburger Bureau Chief, Kevin Pang, launched a... More

Where to Find Serious Tacos for Cinco de Mayo

New York Erin Zimmer 2 comments

It's the largest tequila-consuming day of the year. There's probably a statistic somewhere about a lot of tacos today too. Find out where to get the serious ones. More

Off the Beaten Path: Pancita de Res from Taqueria Coatzingo in Queens

New York Joe DiStefano 1 comment

Photograph from ext212 on Flickr I’ve been known to eat tacos standing up at one of the numerous trucks and carts that line Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, but my go-to spot for Mexican food in Queens is Taqueria... More

Seriouso Cinco de Mayo: California Tacquerias

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Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Julie Besonen hips us to a couple of Santa Barbara taquerias that sound awesome, including El Bajío for its "sensational seafood soups, fresh moles and well-seasoned, slow-roasted meats," and Los Arroyos, "famous for warm, freshly cut chips and creamy guacamole heaped in a molcajete." El Bajíio is a tidy, brightly lighted hole-in-the-wall, but its sensational seafood soups, fresh moles and well-seasoned, slow-roasted meats belie its modest trappings. The quesadilla adobada ($8.55), a flour tortilla filled with shredded pork, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, onions and cilantro, radiated heat and juicy sweetness. I wish I hadn’t felt compelled to eat so much of it (sharing is highly advised) because I could barely muster more... More

Where Alice Waters Should Get Her Tacos Next Time She's in Chicago

Chicago Michael Nagrant 10 comments

Forget the taco trucks in Los Angeles and the green-chile spots in New Mexico, when it comes to finding the best regional Mexican dining outside of Mexico, Chicago ... is the best spot in America. View Larger Map » The... More

Chicago's Best Cheap Ethnic Joints, A Quick Guide

Chicago Michael Nagrant 2 comments

Ed Levine made ethnic and cheap eats safe for America, or at least New Yorkers, anyway. In some ways, his seminal work, New York Eats, put pastrami and pizza on the same table as foie and truffles. It's precisely why... More

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