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Best Taco Joint on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens?

hiddenboston Feb 20, 2008 09:46 AM

Heading up toward Flushing the other day, we drove for a few miles on Roosevelt Avenue and after awhile, I stopped counting the places that featured tacos. What are two or three of the best places on or near Roosevelt Avenue for tacos? Do any of them have decent atmosphere and a good amount of seating?

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    Mike V Feb 20, 2008 12:11 PM

    Most agree that the best in the area is Taqueria Coatzingo at 76-05 Roosevelt Ave. Very decent atmosphere and seating. They serve 10 different types of Taco's.

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      carfreeinla Feb 20, 2008 05:25 PM

      While I must confess that this is the only place "on the strip" that I have tried, I never tire of Coatzingo.
      And I have never had tacos!

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      JFores Feb 21, 2008 01:51 AM

      Sietsema somewhat recently (a few months ago) did an article in which he reviewed every single taco place on Roosevelt. That's nearly 40 taco joints! You'd do well to find that page. If you need seating and such just go to Taqueria Coatzingo, but their strength really isn't tacos. The best tacos are all from places that don't have seating or are carts IMO. I could name a bunch of carts by their rough locations, but I can't think of anything sit down besides Coatzingo (which does have insanely good non-taco food.)

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        E Eto Feb 21, 2008 07:35 AM

        If you're referring to this article, it was a decent introduction to the tacos scene on Roosevelt, but barely scratched the surface, IMO. http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0...
        And unlike most of his other reviews, this one meandered and seemed unfocused. Also unlike his other reviews, I found it less than useful.

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          JFores Feb 21, 2008 04:57 PM

          It was only useful as an intro the his "top 10." In reality, my personal favorite carts aren't named (2 of them.) I was pleased with it otherwise as I never really hit up the taco stores, only the carts.

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            MarcInSunnysideGardens Feb 22, 2008 08:55 AM

            Is there a reason you're not naming your 2 personal fave carts? C'mon, give it up.

      2. Xiao Yang Feb 22, 2008 10:16 AM

        Here's a thread from three months ago that might help:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/455439

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          NYEpicuriosity Feb 22, 2008 11:37 AM

          I happen to love Tacolandia - never had a bad one from them ever.

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