Bushwick’s no-frills taco shop/tortilla factory. Order your tacos directly on paper, then watch as your tortillas are made right in front of your eyes by one of their experienced cooks – we recommend trying the spicy chorizo variety for maximum fun!
Join in the spirit of the agave at this cozy Broome Street bar, offering an extensive selection of premium tequilas. While sipping, enjoy shareable snacks such as beer-battered fish tacos or corn tostadas topped with pickled shrimp.
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Chelsea Market staple Mi Vida Tacos provides some of the finest tacos in NYC. Started by three friends from Tijuana and Brawley, California, who decided that East Coasters needed authentic Mexican cuisine; its flavor can be tasted in every bite! Offering both flour and corn tortilla options as well as carne asada and chicken tacos with quesadillas and even grilled cacti, as well as quesadillas and refreshing drinks to complement their menu, Mi Vida Tacos provides authentic Mexican dining.
Pink Taco is an establishment where excess is celebrated. From hangover brunches to happy hours and beyond, this spot has something for everyone – choose from chicken, pork, or steak tacos and enjoy our freshly grilled tortillas while our salsa bar offers up an impressive array of delectable sauces and salsas to select from – this cozy space provides the ideal place to relax after an exhausting week!
Thoughtful design and vibrant hues define this Brooklyn hotel, from its inviting bar to the unique rooftop pool with a bar offering cocktails made with tequila and breathtaking Manhattan skyline views. Inspired by Dominican cuisine, they offer margaritas as well as beer-battered fish tacos as options on their menu – not forgetting crunchy yucca fries to enjoy on top.
This establishment’s food is delicious and affordable, and prices are fair. There is an assortment of tacos to try, each delightful in its way; particularly worth trying is their famous Adobada taco that’s been slow-roasted before being flame-grilled for maximum tenderness and flavor – this dish should not be missed out by New Yorkers who love Mexican cuisine!
Los Tacos’ long line moves quickly and is worth waiting in because of the quality food and excellent service their knowledgeable staff provides. Their expert advice can assist in creating custom combinations of ingredients for your tacos for the ultimate authentic Mexican experience – be sure to order a corn tortilla option!
Tacos Guey in Flatiron offers modern Mexican cuisine at its best, from its exquisite octopus tostada to their delectable ceviche; everything from their carnitas tacos and lamb shank birria are standouts – worth checking out despite the higher price. The drinks and atmosphere make Tacos Guey well worth your while.
Empellon Restaurant in Greenwich Village marks Alex Stupak’s inaugural establishment of his expanding empire, having made an immediate mark upon New York with his inventive take on home-cooked Mexican classics. Empellon elevates street food through a bi-level space adorned with sculptures by Biata Roytburd; on its first level is an open kitchen and bar area, while its mezzanine level offers more intimate seating arrangements for private dining experiences.
Stupak used flour tortillas at his original West Village taqueria to showcase his fillings; at Empellon, he’s switched up his approach with higher-grade corn varieties. Unfortunately, results vary: some dishes, such as the fried pork tacos, have an unusual flavor, while the uni nachos are too bitter and salty.
At this Jackson Heights taqueria, the al pastor stands out as one of its signature dishes–tender pork marinated with chiles and pineapple for maximum tenderness. There are many delicious tacos and tostadas and heartier options like beef birria.
This three-level boat floats off Pier 81 and offers stunning Hudson River views, delicious food, and cocktails. While seafood here is outstanding, its cocktails truly shine; try your luck at ordering the Bucket List Golden Margarita; octopus tacos are must-try items, as are crunchy yucca fries – as are any number of other drinks from their extensive drink menu that includes margaritas, cocktails and beer on tap!
You can dine on Dominican-Mexican fusion cuisine at this trendy spot while sipping delicious cocktails like Cazadores Blanco margaritas or unique creations such as Sexico made of passion fruit, lemon, and cinnamon. Enjoy red snapper ceviche or cauliflower and avocado taquitos – it’s sure to become one of your go-to spots for drinking and dining with friends!
No one could claim that New York isn’t a taco town, yet this sweltering metropolis does have some of the nation’s best taco spots, from shiny birria tacos found under subway tracks to exclusive Taco Bell breakfast taco offerings that you can only get one day off every week – they can all be found throughout this vibrant metropolis.
Visit this booming yet laid-back space on the Lower East Side for many good reasons; let us mention their great tacos as one. Their tacos stand out from your typical al pastor variety in that they come loaded with slaw and chunks of garlicky meat grilled over an open flame – the only challenge is choosing from such an extensive menu!
Wait a bit at this counter-service spot hidden behind a Bushwick bodega, and you won’t regret it – the tacos here are packed full of flavor while their delicious adobada stands out.
This Brooklyn restaurant’s tacos are just as impressive as their decor and patio seating arrangements, offering ample outdoor dining. Their carne asada tacos melt-in-your-mouth delicious, while the octopus tacos provide just as much yum. And don’t forget about their nachos piled with fresh cilantro and lime; enjoy these snacks alone or share them among a group. Also, please use their salsa bar to explore all their flavors!
Blue Light Speak Cheesy
Blue Light Speak Cheesy is one of the premier Taco Tuesday destinations in NYC. Offering delicious chicken tacos with tasty guacamole guac, they also provide sangria and margaritas; service is friendly, and prices are competitive.
This Latin American cafe in Crown Heights features a breakfast taco menu on Tuesdays, with sandwiches and paninis the rest of the week. Their double-decker Taco Bell-style breakfast tacos contain refried beans and cheese inside; two to order come complete with Hatch green chile salsa for dipping! They’re served up two per order as part of an order; other options available are chorizo potato tacos with roasted mushrooms and chimichurri or an egg taco with cotija cheese and cilantro!
Blue Light Speak Cheesy began as a pop-up grilled cheese shop but has expanded into offering breakfast sandwiches and double-decker tacos. All food is prepared using a flat top grill before being toasted on sourdough bread for toasting; tacos feature fresh guacamole, radish, cilantro, and shaved red onion toppings; the restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast service.
Blue Light Speak Cheesy, located on the Lower East Side, is a local favorite. Their staff are highly knowledgeable about both food and cocktails served here and always happy to suggest something new; their extensive menu boasts Mexican, Polish, Chinese, and Indian offerings with numerous vegetarian choices for diners, as well as brunch items available for dining pleasure.
Although the coronavirus pandemic quickly decimated many restaurants, independent entrepreneurs prepared and delivered food for would-be diners. Andy Chetakian operates The Blue Light Speak Cheesy from her Greenpoint apartment as a pop-up offering grilled cheese and breakfast sandwiches; lunch and dinner delivery services have also been added for customers‘ convenience. Orders can be placed through her website; pick-up can occur whenever desired in her Greenpoint residence, depending on availability – they will receive a text message with their order number once delivered!