Upvoted by Fouad Mirza and 9 others
622 3rd Avenue, New York, NY
caitlin-young

Two Forks and a Corkscr

Queens

www.twoforkscorkscrew.com

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Two Forks and a Corkscrew

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Answer found helpful by Andrew Johnson and 4 others

Okay, technically this isn't a "Mexican place". Zengo is a latin-asian fusion restaurant. An INCREDIBLE latin-asian fusion restaurant, that features plenty of Mexican flavors and techniques. In addition, to some ridiculously delicious food and an awesome cocktail list, Zengo features a tequila LIBRARY, called La Biblioteca de Tequila (more than 400 agave-based spirits AND a tequila librarian, yes you heard me, a tequila librarian). We ate some seriously insane Thai Chicken Empanadas, Carne a la Parilla, Chinese Braised Shortribs with huitlacoche, and finished the night with a sweet litchi-raspberry cake. You can read our full review and see all our pics here: http://twoforkscorkscrew.com/2015/02/23/zengo/

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alison-starke

Work in culinary media and publishing

Alison Starke

Thai chicken empanadas....mmm, sounds really interesting! I hadn't heard of Zengo, great find :)

Reply almost 2 years ago

marilyn-la-jeunesse

Marilyn La Jeunesse

New York City

exploreyourmetro.com

Writer & self-proclaimed foodie

Marilyn La Jeunesse

You had me at Tequila Librarian!

Reply almost 2 years ago

Upvoted by Brian Kilpatrick and 7 others
230 West 4th Street, New York, NY
waz-wu

Waz Wu

http://www.letsnomnomblog.com

Graphic designer in NYC. Writes a vegetarian focused food blog.

Waz Wu

Graphic designer in NYC. Writes a vegetarian focused food blog.

Answer found helpful by Jordan McKinney and 2 others

I visited Empellon Taqueria for brunch on the 4th of July, and I am in love! Delicious Mexican food with solid vegetarian options. The margaritas take me back to vacationing in Cancun.

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robert-friedman

Wine lover, world traveler

Robert Friedman

Yes I have heard even California mexican food snobs like this place :)

Reply over 1 year ago

waz-wu

Waz Wu

http://www.letsnomnomblog.com

Graphic designer in NYC. Writes a vegetarian focused food blog.

Waz Wu

I wouldn't call myself a Mexican food snob, but years of living in the SF area have spoiled me! :P

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Vincent Singler and 3 others
77 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY
marilyn-la-jeunesse

Marilyn La Jeunesse

New York City

exploreyourmetro.com

Writer & self-proclaimed foodie

Marilyn La Jeunesse

Writer & self-proclaimed foodie

Answer found helpful by Vincent Singler

Coming from Southern California, I am used to only the best Mexican restaurants around. But, finding one in NYC that was worth the money was difficult...until I stumbled upon La Palapa. Located on St. Marks, this has been one of the best experiences I've had at a Mexican restaurant in the city. It's quaint, the food is good, and the service is wonderful. The best part is this restaurant offers both vegetarian and vegan options. I love that they serve jicama the traditional way (covered in chili and lime). Their drinks are all strong, but their margaritas are the true selling point, as they were voted some of the best in the city.

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Upvoted by Jess Wang and 2 others
sally-pruett

Media Account Executive with a passion for organic cooking

Carey Pruett

Media Account Executive with a passion for organic cooking

Answer found helpful by Vincent Singler

Unapologetically expensive, Dahlias is worth your money. With a killer chicken fajita and an even better margarita, I always leave this establishment satisfied. The staff here is always friendly and quick to serve you. It's a perfect spot for any meal, and is both a family-friendly and date-night spot. I had a couple friends try the famed Double Headed Margarita and they loved it. The food is definitely authentic, but be prepared for a long wait during holidays.

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Upvoted by Dana Silverstein
123 Essex Street, New York, NY
dana-silverstein

Midwest girl, love to cook and dine out in NYC!

Dana Silverstein

Midwest girl, love to cook and dine out in NYC!

Answer found helpful by Pradeep Mishra

Very much a hole-in-the-wall type of place, Essex Taqueria is as authentic as it gets. With telenovelas on the small television and chili peppers in the guac, this place is one of my favorites. Located just off the Williamsburg Bridge and across the street from Essex Street Market, this is a quick and cheap place to grab a yummy taco before hitting the road again. I am obsessed with their corn tortillas, so I almost always order the veggie tacos, but I have had the burritos before, and they are just as good. Definitely try this place out if you're in the area.

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