If you have ever read the book Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, you know that dragons love tacos but they hate spicy salsa. I am very similar to dragons in that I also love tacos but do not care for too much spice with them. That doesn’t stop me from finding great tacos and when a taco is too spicy a dip of guacamole or a sip of a margarita will usually do the trick. In honor of National Taco Day today, here is a round up of some of my favorite taco spots in New York City.
Tacombi – The authentic Mexican tacos at this casual eatery are all delicious. One stand out is the Mayan Fish Tacos. Have them prepared tikin xic-style for a real treat. The fish is marinated in achiote, chiles and spices and served without sauce in a fresh tortilla. The corn here is also excellent.
Playa Betty’s – A ‘California-Style’ restaurant which has an extensive taco selection. The best on the menu are the avocado taco and the fried fish taco. Both are battered and fried to crisp perfection, paired with a fresh salsa and are best finished with a squeeze of lime.
Cosme – An upscale Mexican restaurant where you’ll find the best Duck Carnitas Tacos around. The duck is pretty tasty on its own but put it into a fresh made tortilla with some fresh radishes & cilantro and you have a taco to remember.
Whether you are a purist and like you’re your tacos in a flour tortilla letting the ingredients speak themselves or like the more American version with cheese, lettuce & tomato, you just cannot go wrong with a taco or two.
Comment below with your favorite taco flavor combination.