July, 2009

Jul 09

Calexico Carne Asada on Union Street [Brooklyn]


We finally got to try out Calexico Carne Asada in Red Hook. It’s kinda off the beaten path so we rode our bikes over there. Our tacos came very fast and very fresh (unlike our experience at Fast and Fresh).  We ordered carne asada $4, chicken $3(above), and pulled pork $3 tacos.

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Jul 09

Calexico on Union St. is Getting Praise


A lot of people are excited about the street-vendor-turned-store-front, Calexico.

Katrina from The Brooklyn Beat writes, “After living in Los Angeles for 4 years, it takes a lot to impress me with yummy Mexican goodness, but I have to say these boys have got it down!”

Mark from from Queens says “Coming from a born-and-bred Austinite (very fond of Mexican food) this place rocks it. No other way to describe it. The food is top-notch, authentic, and affordable.”

Nevertheless, we’ll be trying it out this weekend – along with the much-hyped Fast and Fresh Deli -@ 84 Hoyt St.

Jul 09

Coney Island Boardwalk Tacos [Brooklyn]

coney_island-2The food at Coney Island fucking sucks. The indigenous cuisine sounds like everything you love; french fries, chicken fingers, hotdogs, hamburgers. However, I don’t think any of the grills or deep fryers have been cleaned since the prohibition. All in all, a pretty pathetic offering (sorry, Nathan’s sucks). It took us many trips there before we realized there were tacos to be had! Sadly, the great taco truck we found on Stillwell Ave has now gone missing so we ate tacos on the boardwalk. Continue reading →

Jul 09

El Pitayo: Chicken Taco [Brooklyn]


We stumbled across the street fair on Smith Street last week so I decided to try a taco at El Pitayo . We’ve eaten there before with little success (I can’t remember what I ate) but $3 is worth trying something twice. First off, this thing is huge! The tortilla is almost the size of the plate. It was the end of the day so maybe they were trying to get rid of food; I don’t know. For $3, it’s a pretty frugal purchase. The tortilla is flour (as expected at a Tex-Mex place) but I liked it. The chicken was not hot – blame that on the street-based kitchen. It was also wet and dripping, which I always find obnoxious in tacos or burritos. It was also stewed which can usually yield a pretty flavorful chicken, yet flavorful this was not. The salt was there but other basic seasonings were lacking. Overall, I wouldn’t eat it again but I appreciate the value so I’m giving it 2 sombreros

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Jul 09

Oaxaca on Smith Street is good! [Brooklyn]


After a long night of drinking with our friend America, Marisa and I decided to remedy ourselves with tacos from the previously mentioned Oaxaca at 251 Smith St. Oaxaca had its soft opening last Saturday and is having its grand-opening at the end of this week.  The owner, Moe, is a Cobble Hill original and grew up right on Baltic St. He’s been working in the food service industry since he was 13 years old and now he’s opened this great taco joint at the ripe old age of 21! Continue reading →

Jul 09

Burrito Bar on Flatbush Ave: Breakfast Tacos [Brooklyn]

burrito_bar_croppedThe Burrito Bar may look like a bad franchise but it’s not. However, the food quality and prices definitely meet suburban-franchise standards. The place just looks too fun for the food to be good. it’s also too big. I think in NYC, the smaller the place, the better the food. Like Snack Dragon Taco Shack in the East Village – there isn’t even an inside!

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Jul 09

New Taco Joint on Smith St: Oaxaca

oaxaca_outside_croppedApparently there is a new taco place on Smith St. called OAXACA (which is an great Mexican cheese and a state in Mexico). Really looking forward to trying this out – the tacos look like the real deal to me! Read positive testimony at here.

[via jamitdownyourthroat]

Update: We ate there and it’s good!