11 days ago | Mexican
With the temperature rising, the summer street-food scene that infiltrates Sunset Park’s 5th Avenue has trickled in along with the humidity. There’s a vigorous clustering on the street corners; atole and tamales vendors in the mornings; the ices, ...
18 days ago | Mexican
A cow’s head takes a long time to steam. That's why the tacos al vapor at Las Conchitas (4811 5th Ave, Brooklyn; 718-437-5513), a taqueria attached to a panaderia on the main drag of Sunset Park’s 5th Avenue, are only served after 3pm daily, but t...
25 days ago | Mexican
Guadalajara Deli (566 Seneca Avenue, Queens; 718-456-3698) operates without fanfare, in a square room, with tables pushed against grocery shelving. A neon blip from the digital jukebox portends bawdy tunes. There are bins of tamarind in their dry ...
1 month ago | Mexican
The bowl of broth reveals more meat at its depths than can seemingly fit in the bowl. This edible optical illusion is consome de chivo, a simple goat soup served on the weekends at Taqueria Gallo Azteca (71 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island; 718-27...
2 months ago | Dessert
The neon sign at Plaza Piaxtla Bakery (663 Seneca Avenue, Queens; 718-417-4961) burns through the daytime fog that hovers in Ridgewood, the letters glowing "Pasteles 3 Leches." The luminous glass tubing of the sign may suggest something lascivious...
2 months ago | Mexican
The neighborhoods that harbor the evolving Mexican diaspora — the South Bronx; Corona, Queens; and Sunset Park, Brooklyn — often have the richest density of proficient Mexican cuisine, for food tends to follow the demographic. And the ...