I was raised in Texas and lived in Chicago for 22 years before moving to New York City. I foolishly believed that good Mexican food could be found easily almost anywhere. Moving to NYC disabused me of that notion. It's easy to find Dominican food here, or food from any range of Latin and South American cultures. But actual MEXICAN food -- GOOD Mexican food -- is elusive. If you feel the same way, this guide is for you.
The best Mexican food has queso fresco garnishing the tops of tacos and other dishes... and you'll find some of the best drizzlings here. (Even Anthony Bourdain agrees!)
Definitely among the best Mexican food in Brooklyn -- even if the service does leave a bit to be desired. My favorites are the potato flautas and huaraches with sauteed mushrooms.
If your tastes in Mexican food lean toward the more Southwestern varieties (think Albuquerque rather than Laredo), then head here for some of the hottest food around.
The food here is good any time, but the weekend brunch for $17 is both a steal and a boon for your taste buds. The queso fundido (available with and without chorizo) is especially yummy.
The menu here gets down to the basics -- tacos, guacamole, quesadillas, beans, and rice -- but that isn't a bad thing. I haven't had a bad meal yet... and the vegan/vegetarian options are more extensive than at other taquerias I've encountered.
Founded by a Mexican native who believes (rightly) that good tortillas are essential to good Mexican food, this Queens tortilleria and restaurant produce top-notch dishes, including tacos and (ever-elusive) tortas.