A Taco Appreciation Post

Today I'm talking tacos on the blog. Every New Yorker has their own special taco spot which that the frequent whether it's their local deli, bodega, that mom and pop restaurant or the swanky vegan place downtown. However, I am cutting through the frills and getting straight to the heart of what all good tacos are made of: corn or flour tortillas, enough meat of your choosing, spicy toppings and a sauce that will kick your butt (even if just a little bit).

1. Los Tacos No.1 - The seasoning on the chicken and steak is flavorful and spicy. You may huff and puff a bit but you're eating a taco so it has to be part of the experience. I also loved the herb sauces on the tacos.

Chicken and steak tacos

Chicken and steak tacos

2. Tacombi- Tacombi delivers consistently good tacos. I especially frequent their SoHo location because I love the atmosphere there. My favorite on their menu is their fried fish tacos which are crispy but still moist. Tacombi also has a variety of sauces you can put on your tacos which I LOVE! 

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3. Otto's Tacos- Californian taco joints like Otto's Tacos know how to do simple really well. The tacos come on a corn tortilla with meat, cilantro and onions. Easy? Yes. Delicious? Absolutely. You also won't feel guilty eating these unless of course you go with their gorgon size which is double meat and guac (and very tempting). 

Chicken, steak and fried brussel sprouts taco

Chicken, steak and fried brussel sprouts taco

4. Dos Caminos- Getting tacos at Dos Caminos can be considered a splurge. The tacos are more expensive than your regular taco spot but the taco dishes are worth it. Dos Caminos also keeps it simple but I particularly enjoy their selection of toppings. For example the steak taco comes with cilantro, cotija cheese, tomatoes, onions and guacamole (not featured below). 

Carne asada tacos

Carne asada tacos

5. Oaxaca Taqueria- Oaxaca likes to take risks and I can appreciate that because they deliver on the flavors. If you're feeling bold and want to spice up your taco game then definitely give Oaxaca a chance and try their bulgogi or pollo mole tacos.

Pollo guisado and bulgogi tacos

Pollo guisado and bulgogi tacos