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Aug 12, 2011 05:34 PM

Oaxaca-Style Tlayudas?

Where in Manhattan (and, if not Manhattan, the rest of NYC) can one find a tasty Oaxaca-style Tlayuda? (A big crispy tortilla covered in beans, quesillo, some kind of meat, avocado, etc. and sometimes folded over like a giant quesadilla!)


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  1. Casa Mezcal.

    Casa Mezcal
    86 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

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    1. re: sgordon

      Thanks! Any ideas for less glitzy tlayudas? Haha -- I guess Oaxacan-style food is still absent in most of NYC.

      1. re: james33

        I wouldn't call them glitzy. Just don't go on a Friday or Saturday night.

        But yeah, Oaxacan in NYC is rare. CM is the only place I know of with an actual Oaxacan chef/owner. As opposed to the fakers at "Oaxaca Taco" which isn't remotely Oaxacan.

    2. Have you been to the Paty's truck? It used to park on Union Square W. after 11 PM. (It still might, but I haven't looked for it in ages). They make a tlacoyo, which is similar. Definitely not glitzy.

      Paty's Tacos
      , New York, NY 10001

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      1. re: hungrycomposer

        Cool -- what is the theme of Paty's truck?

        1. re: james33

          I like tlacoyos just fine, but if you're looking for something that resembles a tlayuda, you may be disappointed. They're about as similar as a pizza is similar to a calzone. There are several places around the city to get tlacoyos. Many in Mexican neighborhoods like in Queens.

          1. re: E Eto

            The lady at El Tepeyac grovery sells homemade tlacoyos from behind the counter along with her tamales. I wonder if one could crisp it in a pan at home like a tlayuda.

            El Tepeyac
            1621 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029

            1. re: JungMann

              I'm not sure how you would get a tlacoyo to look like this, crisped or otherwise:

              The closer food item to a tlayuda is probably a huarache topped with quesillo instead of cotija cheese.

          2. re: james33

            The menu from Paty's truck just says "Antojitos Mexicanos". E Eto, it's not the pinnacle of Mexican food, but for the price in Manhattan it's not bad. A tlacoyo is somewhat related and a bargain at $5. The night time number (Union Square) is 347 752 4925, and the daytime number is 347 216 9358. They used to be at 86 st. and Lex during the day, but I don't know about either location since it's been a while since I've gone to the truck.