El Tenampa Deli Grocery
This hefty sandwich is packed with chunks of tongue—meltingly tender with crispy bits around the edges—layered with ripe avocado slices, crema, crisp red onion, chopped iceberg lettuce, black bean mash, and white cheese.
You'll find fewer taquerias at the North end of Sunset Park, or where ambitious real estate agents call South Slope. Up here there are more funeral halls, delis, and pizzerias than taquerias, but there is El Tenampa, a 4th Avenue grocery doing it all right.
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North of Sunset Park, grocery store and taqueria El Tenampa offers a tempting mix of filling sandwiches and tripe soup with all the Mexican groceries and snacks that you could hope for. Here's how to make the most of your visit.
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