- Motosport Feb 18, 2013 07:20 AM
Salvation Taco on E 39 St is a new gem in Murray Hill. It's in the old Salvation Army building attached to the lobby of the Pod Hotel.
There is a very creative and interesting menu of mainly small plates. We had freshly made guacamole and several varieties of tacos and a pork belly/pineapple salad that knocked my socks off.
They have a nice vibrant vibe and are open fairly late.
Breakfast too but we have not tried it.
Anyone else tried it???
I went about two weeks ago with a big group and really enjoyed it. We were there from about 6 p.m. 'til midnight—we tried almost everything.
Their happy hour special is three al pastor tacos and a Modelo for $10 from 5-7 p.m. Great deal.
I also loved the fish tacos, and the tomatillo-jicama salad. Even the vegetarian in our group was very satisfied.
Been a few times for dinner, before and after happy hour started, as well as for lunch on a weekend.
The lamb lengua torta for lunch is excellent in terms of texture and flavor, quite tender but a bit overseasoned perhaps, chimichurri helps. The torta does a decent job of keeping it all in, pre-sliced in half for easy consumption.
As for tacos, I found them to be a bit small for the price - what really shined for me as far as bar snacks go were the pig ears and the chicken feet but the fry job can vary a bit which affects texture. The happy hour special is the other saving grace on the menu in terms of price.
This place is great.The pig ears are amazing. The lamb tongue Torta is excellent. The tacos are great , but only 3 kinds are available for lunch, more choices for dinner.