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NAtiveNewYorker Apr 2, 2007 04:14 PM

Tulcingo Del Valle-A+
Everything I had was excellent. The chilaquiles (with the hotter red sauce) topped with scrambled eggs. The mexican eggs. The queso fresco. The guac. The cafe con leche. Homerun. Eat in the informal deli part and not the restaurant.


Tehuitzingo-B-
The place is quaint (a deli with a surprise little food counter in the back). Tacos are OK. Prices are low.

Leon Bakery-B
The tamales are very good, but they are heated (unsuccessfully) in an improptu steamer sitting in the middle of the floor. Would be charming if it had been successful.

  1. D...DF Apr 14, 2007 06:49 PM

    I'm sorry you didn't have a better experience at Tehuitzingo, which is my HK Cheap Mexican go-to spot. The comments above are true--the daily specials generally soar. My favorite taco in Manhattan is their Chorizo with Sweet Potato. Give 'em another shot!

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      NancyC Apr 14, 2007 10:35 AM

      What's the "informal deli part"? Self-service/no seating? Is there a difference in the food? Just wondering because if I wanted to go with a larger group a regular sit-down meal might make more sense.

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      1. re: NancyC
        NAtiveNewYorker Apr 14, 2007 02:19 PM

        The deli section has tables (4 people max per table) with waitress service, like the restaurant. Same food. But you get to watch all the take-out customers, and it feels more cozy.

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        mimolette Apr 2, 2007 07:15 PM

        next time when you go to tehuitzingo ask for daily specials. Chicken in tomatillo sauce is great

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        1. re: mimolette
          Nosher Apr 2, 2007 10:01 PM

          Mimolette is right--the braised tongue in molé special is out of this world.

          Nosher

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        2. LFeinberg Apr 2, 2007 06:43 PM

          Awesome! I love love love Tulcingo...best Mex in NYC!

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