Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mouth of the Border Finds East Harlem's Best Tacos

A few weeks ago I met the fantastic food blogger Emily Cavalier of Mouth of the Boarder. She (and a few fellow foodie bloggers) had recent discovered some great tacos up in East Harlem.

Here's their taco tour:
El Aguila
136 East 116th Street
New York, NY 10029

El Paso Taqueria
237 E 116th St
New York, NY 10029

Cascabel Taqueria
1542 2nd Avenue (at 80th)
New York, NY 10075

Get all the details at Mouth of the Border.

Did they miss any great taco joints?


  1. One of the best is not a taco restaurant, it's a taco truck usually parked in front of the Rite Aide on 118th and 3rd Ave. Fantastic tacos cos carnitas. I learned this a few months ago when, coincidentally, my wife and I did a taco tour of East Harlem with some friends:

    Post script - La Casa de los Tacos has closed since then and reopened as La Cabana Restaurant. It seems to be exactly the same place, just a new name. But I have yet to try the tacos to know for sure.


  2. The best tacos are at Taco Mix between 2nd and 3rd Ave. How did they miss them?

  3. Ditto. I've been a cop up in that neighborhood for 13 years, and eaten at all of them, and Taco Mix is the best.

  4. Thanks to Gloria for the mention here, and thank you for the Taco Mix recommendations.

    My post was not at all meant to be an exhaustive round-up, just a fun comparison between a few different places we were able to hit that day.

    I've gotten several great tips as a result, and hope to do continued taste tests all over the taco world of our great city!