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Cascabel Taqueria

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

Published 09/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Wrestling-theme design sets a whimsical backdrop at this reasonably priced Mexican restaurant, where the tacos are inventive, but don't veer 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.

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

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Published 09/11/2016


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