best tacos in nyc 

photo: daniel krieger 

photo: daniel krieger 


Mexican share plates made with local ingredients & tequila & mezcal in sleek digs with a big bar.

35 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010


Empellón taqueria

Trendy Mexican hot spot serving up innovative tacos & creative drinks in an upscale setting.

230 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014


Otto’s tacos

Casual taqueria serving basic Mexican fare (including handcrafted tortillas) in a woodsy space.

141 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

photo: eating with ziggy

photo: eating with ziggy

Tacos Morelos

This straightforward taco specialist also serves burritos, tortas, quesadillas, huaraches & fajitas.

438 E 9th St, New York, NY 10001


La Esquina

Sceney Mexican spot with no-frills taqueria, cafe & exclusive basement brasserie/tequila bar.

114 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012



Tacos, quesadillas & more are dispensed from a VW van parked inside this kitschy garagelike space.

267 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

photo: serious eats 

photo: serious eats 

Taqueria Diana

This small, utilitarian Mexican restaurant serves tacos, burritos, nachos, roast chicken & more.

129 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003


Empellón Al Pastor

Offshoot of Empellón focusing on tacos plus margaritas & micheladas in cool counter-order digs.

132 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

photo: serious eats 

photo: serious eats 

Los tacos no 1

Bustling taqueria serving tacos, quesadillas & aguas frescas in a street-style set-up (no seating).

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

photo: serious eats 

photo: serious eats 

Taco Mix

Snug, no-frills Mexican counter known for al pastor, also serving tacos, tortas & quesadillas.

234 E 116th St #1, New York, NY 10029

photo: tortilleria nixtamal

photo: tortilleria nixtamal

Tortilleria Nixtamal

The corn tortillas are made in-house at this Mexican joint with a basic menu & a setting to match.

104-05 47th Ave, Corona, NY 11368