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New York City Restaurants

Cascabel Taqueria

  • 1538 2nd Ave. Map It
  • Upper East Side
  • Mexican

Updated 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

Wrestling-theme design sets a whimsical backdrop at this reasonably priced Mexican restaurant. Tacos are inventive without veering too far from the comfort-food norm. The Camaron scatters plump roasted shrimp among fresh oregano, garlic oil, and black beans. The beef tongue is slow braised, then topped with spring onion and serrano chilies. There's also fresh, creamy guacamole with house-fried chips, pert tortilla soup with queso fresco and chicken, and dinner-only platters like adobe-marinated Berkshire pork butt. At lunchtime, sandwiches—like shredded chicken with mango and smashed avocado—hit the spot with a cold Mexican beer. Inside seating is limited, but in temperate weather the outdoor tables expand your possibilities.

Restaurant Information

Address:

1538 2nd Ave., between 80th and 81st sts., New York, New York, 11028, USA

Map It

Phone:

212-717–8226

Website: www.nyctacos.com

Updated 06/26/2015

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