Your two favorite Mexican restaurants in the East Village
- Andrew P. Aug 17, 2005 06:04 PM
They can be waiter-service places or literal holes in the wall. I'm going for diversity.
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Agreeed. Mercardito is a great destination in the EV. Itzocan is also good, but small.
There's a low-end place, big, lots of space, called El Rancho de Girasol. On the "authentic" side. I stopped going on weekend nights, however, because they started bringing in mariachis and the noise was intolerable. If there are no mariachis the place is excellent! Call and ask. 1st AVe. and 13th St.
There's also La Palapa on St. Marks and 1st Ave, but it's expensive and uneven.
I also, however, also like Juanitas on the LES.