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