best mexican rec's
looking for best mexican rec's. any price, any location just amazing food.
Thanks in advance
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This is a tricky question and one that fuels passionate responses. Here are some of my favorites:
Tulcingo del Valle (authentic plates)
Los Dos Molinos (spicy dishes made with New Mexican chile)
Mama Mexico (great beans, homemade salsa)
Tamales purchased from the cute couple on the corner of 28th and Broadway (in the a.m.) I love the tamales con rajas.
El Rio Grande (chips and chile con queso dip...one of the only restaurants in town that sell this Tex-Mex treat)
Hecho en Dumbo
El Cantinero (the place sucks for the most part, but their red-cheese enchiladas are shockingly good)
Los Dados (tasty finger foods)
Zocalo (even their location in Grand Central is great)
I'm embarassed to admit it, but Q'doba's chile-con-queso dip is a true guilty pleasure of mine.
Hell's Kitchen on 9th around 47th makes solid margaritas and has good "neuvo" Mexican food; had a very good pozole there. Toloache on 50th between Bway & 8th also has a good margarita bar and an extensive (and pretty good) menu. Don't know about "authenticity", but their food is very tasty.
agree with hungryComposer; the taco truck at 14 & 8th is legit. (Drawbacks include annoyance of eating in middle of street, & that you can probably find better if you're willing to spend a buck.)
If you're willing to consider nouveau Mex-American, then Rocking Horse Café, farther up 8th Ave (I think btwn 19 & 20, closer to 19), has solid food for great prices, with more healthful options than many Mex spots, & easy to escape for under $20/person all told.
Two places that I never see mentioned:
- Itzocan Cafe in the EV. Hole in the wall place, but seriously excellent
- Centrico. I think this place is really underrated. The food is excellent, though it tends to get a little boisterous from the Wall St types (myself included) if you go right after a work day. Aaron Sanchez rocks.