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Snack Dragon

199 E. Third St. New York, NY 10002 | East Village | 212-473-7257

Location Description:

This funky taco shack is a prime destination for East Village boozehounds looking for a cheap and tasty snack in the middle of bar-hopping. Walk up to the streetside window under the bright yellow awning; inside a lone employee will probably be listening to something hip while preparing Mexican food with a stoner edge. The Nacharito piles black beans, salsa, sour cream, cilantro and melted cheese on a crisp tostada, while the Johnny Boy simply doubles your portion for a few extra bucks. Tacos match the same ingredients with grilled steak, sole or chicken on a soft corn tortilla. If the barstools on the sidewalk are taken, you can always cram inside, where a small counter seats four. The string lights dangling overhead, artwork and quirky bric-a-brac only heighten the effects of whatever intoxicant you are on that night. Most people take their food to go, wandering towards their next drinking destination with a gooey Nacharito in hand.—Keith Wagstaff

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  • Cuisine(s): Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-2am, Fri-Sat 5pm-4am
  • Price: $, $$
  • Serving: Late Night
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Necessary
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: cash
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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