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dsoko Oct 6, 2009 07:20 AM

My favorite food is Mexican and I am looking for some recommendations as to the best Mexican food in NYC. Suggestions would be much appreciated. I look forward to reading replies.

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    doxy216 Oct 6, 2009 07:28 AM

    We have all said it before on this site, Toloache, 251 w 50th st near Broadway.
    The best......Service is great, food is delicious, authentic, no burritos here.

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      Calfan Oct 6, 2009 09:07 AM

      Clinton Restaurant on Clinton and Houston for burritos, or Taco Santana in Williamsburg for the pastor are my two favorites. Clinton reminds me of neighborhood family places in LA, while Taco Santana is more of a traditional taco cart style place. The al pastor torta ranks among the best sandwiches in new york

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      ChemWork Oct 6, 2009 08:04 AM

      dsoko:

      What doxy216 is implying is that this topic has been covered recently--if you just search "Best Mexican" you will find some current threads. Most of the best of topics are covered fairly frequently on this board. Some of the threads are fairly extensive and you can get a better idea about the pros and cons of different places. Cheers.

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        kathryn Oct 6, 2009 09:47 AM

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/636280
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/632779
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/617346
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/623002
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/310833 -- from 2006 but scroll down to find feb 2009 discussions

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          nattie23nyc Oct 6, 2009 09:49 AM

          Suenos in Chelsea always provides a delicious, solid meal.

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            drumwine Oct 6, 2009 10:43 AM

            second Suenos

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            smdavid Oct 12, 2009 08:22 AM

            Also try Crema in Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen (get the wild mushroom roll appetizer) in Hell's Kitchen.

            1. Motosport Oct 12, 2009 11:51 AM

              I hate to say any place is "best" since all are differnet but we like El Parador on 34th St between 1st and 2nd Ave. Nice atmosphere, great mole sauce, very interesting non run of the mill Mexican food. I recently had a fabulous soft shell crab special. Not what you would expect from a Mexican restaurant.

              1. LeahBaila Oct 12, 2009 12:36 PM

                Of the many spots I've tried, here are some of my favorites:
                Best Tex-Mex: Ah! Chihuahua
                Authentic: Barrio Chino, Tulcingo del Valle, El Maguey y la Tuna, Hecho en Dumbo
                New Mexican (as in the state of New Mexico): Los Dos Molinos

                Places on my radar to try: La Superior, Puebla, Downtown Kitchen, El Paso

                www.thelunchbelle.com

                1. D...DF Oct 12, 2009 12:44 PM

                  Seach the Outerboroughs Board. My current favorite is La Superior.

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