Everybody loves tacos and they’re a staple of Mexican culture. As an avid enthusiast of Mexican food, I have tried a LOT of tacos throughout New York City. Here is a guide for taco lovers everywhere.
1. Tacombi: With locations all throughout the city, you can get these tacos pretty much anywhere. When the hostess seats you at your table, the menu is a piece of paper and customers check off with a pencil which tacos and drinks they want. They have a wide range of tacos- from fish to chicken to pork- all on handmade corn tortillas. These tacos are spicy which gives them an amazing flair. To cool down your mouth, they have fresh pressed juices, as well. These are by far my favorite tacos.
2. Otto’s Tacos: These tacos are southern California-inspired. They are famous for their “Gorgons” which are the giant, crispy tortillas the tacos are served on with magnificent Serrano Crema on top. One is enough to fill you up. The best part is probably the guac… it’s free!
3. El Luchador: This “truck” located at South Street Seaport is a downtown gem. While customers order inside a little storefront, there is a cool metal truck you can sit in while you’re eating! Their food is a southern Cali and Mexican blend of spicy goodness. Everything is handmade fresh daily from carnitas to beef with homemade salsa and guacamole. My recommendation is definitely the nachos!
4. Los Viajeros Food Truck: This truck is owned by a young couple, one of which is a winner of Food Network’s Chopped cooking competition show. Their flavors include a mixture of various Latin cultures. Their fish, shrimp, and Ropa Vieja tacos are to die for!