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Mexican or Greek - hidden finds?

I LOVE Mexican food as well as Greek food. My best friend will be visiting me this weekend and shares this love as well. Any suggestions as to where we can find any dives or hole in the wall type places? I'm kind of sick of the upscale scene and just want to relax and eat some seriously good food.

Thanks!

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  1. I'm not from Manhattan, but on a previous visit the NY Hounds directed me to Nicks in Hell's Kitchen. It was quite good Greek fare -- delicious grilled fish..

    1. For Greek, I love Ethos and Pylos.

      For Mexican...are you looking for authentic or Tex-Mex?

      www.thelunchbelle.com

      1. TEHUITZINGO is the consummate manhattan back-bodega hole in the wall taqueria. it's on 10th ave bet 47-48 sts. highly rec'd.

        ETHOS on 33rd at 3rd (or "nyaa, toidy toid-n-toid doc" as bugs bunny would say ;0 ) is a fine, unpretentious greek. always crowded.

        GUS' PLACE in the village is a bit cheaper for greek. its lost a step or two from its move, but its still a decent greek fix.

        1. For Greek, Pylos, Snack Taverna, or Ethos.

          1. Greek Kitchen on 10th ave and 58th st is good and reasonably priced. But I really like Snack Taverna.

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            1. re: steeltowngrl

              Mole for Mexican on Allen Street I believe.