Until recently, the only way to enjoy owner Denise "Lina" Navarro's cooking was to eat your picadata while leaning against the narrow store's shelves. Now she has opened up a full restaurant in the former pint-sized Mexicocina space next door. At first glance, the restaurant reads like an basic taqueria, with a menu that mostly lists antojitos and seating for about ten. But take a second look and you'll see that Carnitas El Atoradero is where you go to order the food you never get at your local taqueria. This is the home-style cooking, way beyond the taco, that New York needs.
Carnitas El Atoradero
Our Tip This looks like just another divey taqueria, but there's plenty of excellent home-cooked Pueblan food too, especially on the weekends.