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Monday, June 28, 2010

Dos Toros Taqueria, NYC

After a recommendation from a friend, I popped into Dos Toros Taqueria for lunch today. Opened last November by brothers, Oliver and Leo Kremer from San Francisco, who after moving to NYC discovered a huge lacking of the well-known West-coast Mexican flavor.  

It's a cozy, little spot just off of Union Square on 4th Avenue. Don't be surprised if there's a line out the door. In NYC, that's always a good sign. The menu is simple: Burritos, Tacos, Quesadillas and Platos (that's a burrito without the tortilla). Today, I went with the tacos. You have a choice of soft or crispy, not crunchy. Essentially, it's a soft tortilla that's fried up just enough to give it a slight crisp. I chose one packed with carnitas (pork) and the other with pollo asado (grilled chicken).  Both were generously covered with a fresh pico de gallo and crumbled cheese. Both were fantastic! The pork is full of flavor and so juicy, while the chicken perfectly balances spice and flavors of the grill. I rounded out the meal with chips and guacamole, which was pretty darn good too. If you're in the mood for a beer, they do carry the wallet-friendly, Tecate for a mere $2.30 along with several other Mexican imports. 

So if you're looking for a little San Fran treat, and I'm not talking about Rice a Roni, swing by Dos Toros for a taste.

Bon Appetit!

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