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This Summer, Things Are Getting More Caliente — Good, Cheap Mexican Food in BK!

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As old-timey newspaper men in the movies would say, “Stop The Presses!”  Being a Southern California native, I have a huge stick up my ass about the quality and price of Mexican food in NYC.  Aside from the delicious taco van inside Union Pool, I had yet to find another place that sold good quality tacos at under $9 a taco.  Until now.  And it’s not a cart or van!  It’s an actual restaurant. 

If this experience were a movie trailer, it would begin thusly:

Anna G. was just an ordinary girl, when 3 days ago, before her roommate and his friend were seeing a show at the Music Hall, they decided to meet up for dinner somewhere close to the venue.  Someone suggested La Superior.  Would she be a MexiCAN or a MexiCAN’T?  This time….. it’s personal.

Anyway..

Though this place can definitely not be considered “baja” style Mexican food (rather, I guess it’s more the type of stuff you’d find more common in Mexico City), it still has the sensibility of what a Mexican food place should be: no-frills and cheap.  I started out with the Ezquites, which is essentially, Mexican corn on the cob made much, much less messy…because it’s in a cup.  Why hasn’t anyone else thought of this?  And guess what else?  It was $4.  We also got some chips & really good guac for the table for $5.

And my 3 tacos?  Fucking $2.50 a piece.  I got 2 grilled fish tacos, and tried one rajas taco (roasted poblano pepper strips cooked with some kind of creamy sauce).  I didn’t care much for the rajas taco, but the fish tacos were pretty good.  B had the Queso Fundido for $6.50, which is Chihuahua cheese with your choice of mushrooms or chorizo, with corn tortillas.  It looked pretty good as a main course or appetizer.

Essentially, I got 5 food items for about $11.  Kiss my MexiCAN ass, Dos Caminos!

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Anna G - Caliburg Contributor

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor

Anna G. is a Southern California native living in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn since 2005. Anna is constantly trying to unite her love of CA sunshine and the excitement of the New York urban jungle, all the while trying to keep her unwieldy credit card debt under control, and look fabulous at brunch, no matter how un-showered and hungover.

1 Comment

  1. Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    April 10, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I actually ate here last time I was in NY. While the tacos were super good, they were the smallest ones I’d ever seen. Just because people in NY live in tiny apartments, doesn’t mean their tacos have to be small too!