Unassuming Hell's Kitchen deli and taqueria. Great chile relleno and cheap, tasty tacos and tortas here.
The bun doesn't really taste like a cemita, and the al pastor within is unconventionally rich in sweet chipotle sauce, but there's still something to love about this sandwich ($8) from Tulcingo Del Valle.
Tulcingo del Valle, on 10th Avenue between 46th and 47th Street, makes a full range of Mexican classics, but I can only speak to their tacos.
The chile relleno, usually a soggy, leaden dish of wet crust and bland cheese, gets rectified at Tulcingo del Valle in Hell's Kitchen.
This sausage and egg torta is a steal for the prize, with flavors that hit all the notes you're after.
Shopping for some Mexican ingredients is quite simple—but if you want to go beyond the Goya aisle, New York has a lot to offer. Here's a tour of Mexican ingredient shopping all over the city.