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Who makes the best tacos in NYC?

Upvoted by Virginie Bereznak and 9 others
5-48 49th Ave, Long Island City, NY
scott-reiner

Independent Wine Consultant

Scott Reiner

Independent Wine Consultant

Answer found helpful by Daniela Garcia and 18 others

Hands down. But, it goes further. The guacamole is perfect, great acid balance and not tarted up, simple and perfect. For non-taco options, all the usual suspect proteins are well represented and delicious; the cooking is serious, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. The tacos themselves are far more interesting that 99% of the other options in the City, both in planning and execution. Wash all this down with one of the many tasty cocktails; I recommend the obvious, maragitas. Have some fun and go a bit off menu and ask for the basic margarita with a different tequila each round, they are well made and it will give you the chance to discover why we need so many tequilas! My only real complaint? The acoustics are a bit loud....

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ashley-belin

Cheap eats to fine dining and everything in between

Ashley Belin

Just when I thought I had tried all the best tacos in the city! This place sounds awesome, and love that its out in LIC where I've been venturing more recently. Thanks for the rec Scott!

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Daniel Halfman

Very intriguing! I will have to look into these guys more.

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debbie-kommer

Big Apple food blogger

Debbie Kommer

I'd probably come out here for the guacamole alone if its really good.

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scott-reiner

Independent Wine Consultant

Scott Reiner

Debbie, the guac is amazing. I should have mentioned that Casa Enrique has a Michelin star....

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Upvoted by Lauren Gold and 9 others
323 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Kristel Arabian

Brooklyn

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Ex chef, current culinary recruiter. Angelino living in NYC. Instagram: KrisKracks

Kristel Arabian

Ex chef, current culinary recruiter. Angelino living in NYC. Instagram: KrisKracks

Answer found helpful by Daniela Garcia and 14 others

**Warning**
Native Angelino- touchy subject.
**Proceed with caution**

I had myself a little break up party with all the Mexican treats of my former home town of Venice, CA before moving to the city 5 months ago. In Dogtown, taco stands riddle the streets with their cheap deliciousness. At said fatty party (number in attendance, 1) I ate all the ceviche tostadas, the Buche (hard seared pig stomach, way better than it sounds) and the Fish Tacos, the Mexican Camarones Coqutailes with ketchup and Tapatio (Shrimp Cocktail for you "Gringos" out there). All of it. Just kissed them all goodbye.

...And then I met Chilo's in my neighborhood. Chilo's is not only a cool, dive-ish bar, but they have a TACO TRUCK (be still my beating heart) IN THE BACKYARD. They have a great avocado tostada for the vegetarians and a great smoked pork taco. They also have great specials so be sure to try those! My last venture down that rabbit hole was a Rajas (roasted poblano pepper) taco and a really cool mushroom (variety unknown to me) taco. Super yummy salsas and garnish bar too. And in good form-- cheap.

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cynthia-mcgowan

Journalist, aspiring food critic, amateur cook

Cynthia McGowan

The only people I trust when it comes to tacos in NYC are the LA taco snobs :)

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skyler-zeiger

I spend a disproportionate amount of my income of food

Skyler Zeiger

Sweet find, might be worth the trip out to BK!

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