San Francisco De Assis Restaurant

1779 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10029
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  • Daily 9am-4am
  • $
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Late Night
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
Named after the Umbrian saint who loved birds and other small animals, this taquería might be East Harlem's best. You can't go wrong with the antojitos: the potato filled flautas, for example, which come heaped with greenery and crumbled cheese, or the sublime chilaquiles with green sauce-a toss of yesterday's tortilla chips with scrambled eggs. The bigger feeds keep pace, including the quarter-chicken lounging in the pumpkin seed sauce called pipian, and cemitas, big round sandwiches on seeded rolls that constitute a signature of Pueblan cooking.

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