24
Aug 10

Black & Cream Temporary Taqueria at East River Bar Patio [Brooklyn]
by Matt


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I was excited for this event since I missed every other taco-related event this summer. We bought two $8 tickets in advance – not sure why because no one checked any tickets. We’ve been to a lot of food events this summer so maybe we were expecting too much. This wasn’t so much an event as it was just a temporary taco truck selling over-marketed food. The result: waiting 1 hr for two bean tacos, some arugula and a picked pepper. The tacos were OK, but the 1 hr wait was not – a poorly managed event left a bitter taste in our mouth. The beans needed some salt but the taco overall showed some thought was put into it. I did enjoy the carbonated iced coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee. To full the void in our stomachs, we finished the night with a burrito and taco from Little Mexico at The Woods (which were pretty good).

One last East River Bar rant: Why is the Poor Man’s Pina Colada $9?

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24
Aug 10

Little Mexico at The Woods [Brooklyn]
by Matt


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Little Mexico is the food cart in the back of The Woods (48 S 4th St, Brooklyn) Steak taco above – $3 – awesome! Chicken burrito below – $6 – weird but still pretty tasty (Grilled tortilla, grilled rice, chicken, cheese, no beans)

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Jul 10

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18
Jun 10

Tacos Tumbras a Tomas in Grand Central Market [Los Angeles]
by Matt


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Tacos Tumbras a Tomas is in the Grand Central Market in LA. For the most part, I hate LA but I might move there for this market. This is definitely the best carnitas I’ve ever had. My lady claims the same and so do many Yelpers. One guy even states “By far the best Carnitas I have had in my life, US or Mexico.”
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18
Jun 10

Rodolfo’s by Olvera St [Los Angeles]
by Matt


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Olvera Street is the birthplace of Los Angeles! Now it’s a tiny tourist trap with serapes and masks everywhere and some little tacos shops.

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02
Jun 10

5 Burro Café opens on Columbia St. [Brooklyn]
by Matt



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From Timeout: 5 Burro Café The owners of a 20-year-old Forest Hills Tex-Mex cantina open a sister location in Brooklyn, serving the same menu of tacos, fajitas and nachos. The bonus: a garden ideal for sipping the margaritas in the heat.

127 Columbia St between DeGraw and Kane Sts, Brooklyn (718-875-5515)

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May 10

Papacito’s on Manhattan Ave. Greenpoint [Brooklyn]
by Matt


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For Cinco de Mayo, we went to Papacito’s in Greenpoint (999 Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222 – (718) 349-7292). I’ve been told it’s one of the best. Well, it’s pretty damn good. The tacos are bigger than usual. Three will leave you full. I like that each type of filling corresponds with it’s own toppings. I got to munch on the fish, chicken, and verde pork tacos. No going wrong with those. Tecates were $1!!

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16
Apr 10

Tacos Nuevo Mexico on 5th Ave. [Brooklyn]
by Matt


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Dug this old thing up from Oct. 22nd 2009. We’re talkin’ the renovated Tacos Nuevo Mexico at 489 5th Ave, Brooklyn. Park Slope? Sunset Park? I dunno.

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15
Apr 10

Second Try for Fast and Fresh on Hoyt St. [Brooklyn]
by Matt


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Gave FnF a second try today. (A second taco try, that is. I’ve eaten quite a few of their burritos). I ordered 1 chicken, 1 beef, and 1 vegetable taco. However, I just received 3 vegetable tacos instead and by vegetable I mean, rice-and-bean tacos. That said, they were good and didn’t make me feel dirty like the other tacos did. I hope next time to eat some meat. The mango shake was pretty good.


26
Mar 10

Oaxaca Taqueria Coming to 4th Ave [Brooklyn]
by Matt



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Brownstoner reports a new taco place coming to 4th ave. Of course, after I move from 4th ave! People are speculating if it’s the same Oaxaca from Smith St. I hope not because I’m about equidistant to Smith St so I’d like a new place to try!