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best tacos in the city?

i love mercaditos but am wondering if i'm missing some better places, specifically taquerias

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  1. I'm a big fan of downtown bakery - closest I've had to San Diego style tacos and burritos.

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      1. re: mrnyc

        San Diego has authentic, Mexican tacos. Mama Testa's in Hillcrest is the bomb.

        http://www.mamatestataqueria.com

        1. re: mrnyc

          San Diego totally has their own flair of tacos. Their fish tacos are renowned on the west coast as having a unique flavor that is unmatched by other coastal cities. I would like to find a place in NYC that would have something somewhat equal myself.

          1. re: Foodaholic

            If you are looking for good west coast style fish tacos, you need to try Florencia 13 restaurant. They make the thing closest to the fish tacos out of San Diego. They are from Cali and know what good food is. If you are looking for fusion plates, this is not it but just plain good california style mexican food, this is it. Also, I hear they just made best Margarita and best burrito for 2006 on city search. Check them out.

        1. re: cma212

          downtown bakery is on 1st ave between 4th and 5th.
          i've only had their burritos but they are so good. don't be disuaded by the appearance of the place, it's a little ghetto but that's probably what keeps it cheap!

        2. I have heard the Tehuitzingo Deli and Grocery (695 10th Ave at 47th St) has great tacos, but I haven't tried them yet.

          This is what the Daily News said about it on Jan 30, 2005: "Walk to the back of this Hell's Kitchen grocery store and you'll find a hidden Mexican taqueria with a blackboard that lists the tacos: $2 for most, but $2.50 for tongue, goat or tripe."

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          1. re: Ali B

            Just reporting back.... I have since been to this spot 3 or 4 times... there is a whole restaurant on 10th ave at 47th with some of the best tacos I have ever had... FULL of savory meat that you can hear them pounding in the back as they make your tacos. And lots of really good salsas and hot sauces to go with it. The chorizo and egg breakfast tacos are great, too. Highly recommended.

            1. re: Ali B

              Agreed on Tehuitzingo. It's got the best Tacos/Burritos I have had in Manhattan.

              1. re: ricegeek

                ricegeek: Tehuitzingo serves burritos? Can you describe them for me? Thanks.

                Ali: Did Tehuitzingo expand, or are you maybe thinking of Tulcingo? General consensus is that tacos are better at the former, but I prefer just about everything else (esp. the torta) at Tulcingo.

                1. re: a_and_w

                  I get the two confused... but they both have amazing tacos... and so cheap! They deliver to my apt so I am obsessed with them.

            1. thanks. i live near there so i'll have to check it out. meanwhile, i dont want to get into anything else BUT tacos-- i'm on a quest!