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Mexican Restaurants and Groceries

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl was joined by Guatemalan-American writer Francisco Goldman on The Leonard Lopate Show; they looked beyond Taco Bell to discuss the influence of Latin American cuisine. Below is the list of Mexican restaurants mentioned on the show.

Manhattan:

 

El Paso tacquerias
1642 Lexington Avenue at 104th Street
212-831-9831

or

64 E. 97th Street
2121-996-1739
Classic Fonda food

La Hacienda
219 E. 116th Street
212-987-1617
El Barrio institution

La Tacqueria
237 E. 116th Street
212-369-9782
Owned by the family that runs La Hacienda

Tulcingo del Valle Restaurant
665 Tenth Avenue
212-262-5510
Excellent sopa de mariscos (seafood soup)

Zaragoza Mexican Deli and Grocery
215 Avenue A, near 14th Street, East Village,
(212) 780-9204.
Store plus they sell fresh tacos and tamales every day

Tehuitzingo Deli and Grocery
695 10th Avenue, near 47th Street,
(212) 397-5956
The rear of the deli is a colorful and festive counter. Tacos carnitas and al pastor are excellent. Unusual fillings, like pork skin, are also available.


Queens:

Hidalgo Mexican Grocery and Tacqueria
30-11 29th Street; 718-274-6936
Astoria
On weekends, fresh, spicy chicken and pork tamales are sold

Poblano Deli
75-13 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights

Mi Bello Mexico
87-21 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights

La Poblanita
78-03 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights

Brooklyn:

Tacos Nuevo Mexico
5th Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets
Park Slope
Mexican ballads on jukebox

Las Conchitas Bakery
48-11 Fifth Avenue, 718-437-5513
Sunset Park
Bakery with a few stools and tables in back

La Guera's Tamale Stand
46th Street & 5th Avenue

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