Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tacos in Astoria?

I read this post on Serious Eats: New York quite some time ago and always meant to wander over and try it out. Well, yesterday seemed to be as good a day as any, so I decided to see what kind of tacos one can find in Astoria.

If you don't live in New York, you may not know that good Mexican food is hard to find. It's there for sure, but it's not like California (or Texas, if that's where you're from) where you trip over good Mexican food with every other step. So when I read that there were good tacos to be had in my neighborhood, I figured I should check it out.

At first glance, this does not look like a place that serves tacos, much less good tacos. I went in, looked around and actually had to ask behind the counter, "you have tacos here?" The woman nodded, so I tried one chicken and one pork taco. The verdict?

They were good! Freshly chopped onions and cilantro topped tender meats over two warm corn tortillas, with a little plastic cup of hot sauce on the side. And an added bonus? Mexican Coca Cola (the kind with REAL sugar, not high fructose corn syrup) was in glass bottles in the back.

The one draw back? There are only two kinds of tacos to choose from. However, there are tamales that I didn't try....but that's another day.


David Borgen said...

no veggies?

Meredith said...

That looks exactly like a place that would serve excellent tacos. Speaking of, we've got to get to the red hook ball fields. There are way more than 2 kinds of tacos.