It seems like decent tacos and sopes are becoming easier and easier to find in Manhattan—no more need to head out to Sunset Park to get your fill of tender braised meats and spicy salsas. Now that Tacos Morelos, the popular Williamsburg 24-hour taco stand has cloned itself across the river in Alphabet City, you can now get hot tacos at any hour of the day for a few bucks.
We write about restaurants all over the city. But sometimes, you don't want to travel for food; you want the best eats right in your neighborhood. So we're having the Serious Eats staff share where they eat around their own 'hoods. Today? Serious Drinks and Sweets editor Maggie Hoffman!
We've already written about the tacos from Tacos Morelos, an awesome taco cart in the East Village that's little brother to a cart in Williamsburg and one in Queens, but they've got sandwiches as well. One of the selections was a chile relleno torta ($5). Overall it was a tasty sandwich--but this was a situation where the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.
Paige wrote about the chile relleno torta from Tacos Morelos yesterday, but I've got to say, of the sandwiches we tried, the Barbacoa Cemita was my favorite.
There's one way to really celebrate Cinco de Mayo right, and that's by downing as many tacos as you can before passing out from meat-tortilla-salsa paroxysms of joy. There are plenty of tacos we love in New York, but here are some we can't stop thinking about, from fatty carnitas to tangy chorizo to funky goat and tripe. Check out the slideshow above to see the tacos we love; if you eat them all this weekend, we'll buy you a beer.
A great thing (the best thing?) about New York is that no matter the hour, something will be open. When it comes to places to eat, this is no small blessing, as there's nothing worse than a 2 a.m. drunken food craving that can't be fulfilled. Take a look at our personal favorite late night eats.
It's been a great year for Mexican food in New York, and as the community develops, second and third generations settle, and more chefs become inspired by the diversity of the cuisine, it can only get better. Here are some of the best dishes of the year, ten that would make even the most fervent disbeliever reconsider.
When we think about spiced-up sandwiches, we're not looking for those that blow our faces off with heat. Rather, we're after subtle and smart uses of chilies and hot spices that tickle our tongues and send us back for our bite. Here are 19 of our favorites in New York.