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Sep 11, 2013 08:33 PM

Sembrado - great tacos in the East Village

Finally, delicious tacos in the East Village. Sembrado's specialty is tacos al pastor DF (Mexico City) style. The pork cooked is on a spit (like shwarma) and served with grilled pineapple. They make their own tortillas, which are small but very good. My only criticism is that I would prefer 2 tortillas per taco, but better to have 1 delicious tortilla than 2 of the sub-par kind you normally find in NYC. There are many other types of taco to explore on the menu, but I've been taking advantage of their happy hour ($2.50 for a taco al pastor and $8 for a great mezcal margarita). They have a big selection of tequila, mezcal, and Mexican beer. Everyone who works there seems to take great pride in the place and I wish them well - god knows we need decent Mexican food. They're tucked away in a pleasant space on 13th St. near Avenue A.

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  1. Wow those look great! Thanks for the heads up.

    1. You had me at homemade tortilla.....

        1. Have you been to Los Tacos No. 1? I believe they make their own tortillas as well.

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          1. re: kathryn

            Not yet, Kathryn. I'm thrilled there is something so delicious in my own neighborhood. I lived in LA for years, and will miss the local taco truck forever. Sembrado is far more high end, with a fine selection of mezcal and tequila, but such a welcome addition to the East Village.

          2. Nice, that looks great!