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Matamoros Puebla on Bedford -- not so good?

chompchomp Mar 20, 2007 07:09 AM

Perhaps as an ex-Californian, I get a bit snooty about my tacos. But I've been to Matamoros several times now and find the tacos particularly bland -- the pollo, the el pastor and the carnitas and I get so sad and disappointed. However, I have scouted out a bodega similar to Matamoros in north Greenpoint on Manhattan called El Encanto Mexicano. They are almost everything I want in a taco -- juicy, flavorful and spicy. It's a hidden gem though, I have yet to really see anyone else in the shop.

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    adamandeve RE: chompchomp Mar 20, 2007 12:48 PM

    The one reason to go to Matamoros is their sopes, made with fresh tortillas. Forget about tacos or anything else. But nothing comes close to thos glorious sopes.

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      quentinC RE: chompchomp Mar 20, 2007 02:35 PM

      ok i'll bite... I like Matamoros-- also for their sopes-- but where specifically is El Encanto Mexicano? what cross street is it near?

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        chompchomp RE: quentinC Mar 20, 2007 02:59 PM

        It's on Manhattan, just north of Huron. An unlikely locale, I know.

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