New York City is known for outstanding restaurants and every type of ethnic cuisine imaginable. One type of eating we absolutely fall short on is Mexican. I mean we have Mexican food but not like what you will find on the West Coast or in the Southwest. Ask any West Coaster and they will agree.
Needless to say I was estatic when a West Coaster told me about a new Taqueria in Union Square that is serving up authentic Mexican cuisine.
Dos Toros Taqueria was started by two San Francisco brothers who moved to New York and couldn’t find a decent taco. Tell me about it. So what did they do….. open up their own Taqueria.
If you walk down 4th Avenue near East 13th Street, you’ll see a line of patrons waiting to get their hands on some good eats. Lines, I hate them but I’m told it’s worth the wait. Burritos, tacos, quesadillas and platters…easy enough. Wait, am I reading the menu right? Each taco is only $3.67? I’ll have a chicken and a beef with guacamole (46cents extra) please. I take mine to go because the few tables they have are packed.
I head home with my order salivating the entire way. I can’t wait to bite in. Finally, the moment of truth. I unwrap the paper, take a bite……FANTASTICO. It’s a filling of fresh chicken with pico de gallo, spices, cheese and avocado wrapped in a soft corn tortilla. I’m in TACO HEAVEN. I could eat this everyday. Don’t let the size fool you, they are filling. The choices are easy beef, chicken, pork or vegetarian.
Mexican food can be heavy and filled with trans fat but their’s aren’t. They use local antibiotic free meats. Local beans. They composte their kitchen waste. Use non-toxic plant based cleaners. Reclaimed wood tables. Renewable energy and all their packaging is biodegradable. Good for my belly and the environment? Standing ovation please.
Folks…..however long the line is, WAIT. The prize at the end is so worth it.
Happiness, $25 and under.