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Mexican Food and Cooking

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    October 30, 2013

    Mexico City Expats Will Be Happy at Sembrado

    Over the summer chef Danny Mena of Hecho en Dumbo made his second foray into cosmopolitan Mexican cuisine with Sembrado (432 East 13th Street, 212-729-4206) in the East Village. The space is slim and sleek, with brushed metal chairs, an exposed brick wall, and a mural of dark, psychedelic flowers at ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Tasting the Mexican Specials at Fritzl's Lunch Box

    Fritzl's Lunch Box is a cheery American luncheonette smack in the middle of Bushwick that opened early this year. Chef Dan Ross-Leutwyler is an alum of Roberta's and Fatty 'Cue, and he has a knack for making de rigeur American food--roasted beets, grilled cheese sandwiches, and caesar salad, for ins ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Empellón Taqueria's Skirt Steak Tacos, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Later this year, we'll pen our Best of NYC issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes, and drinks. Until then, you can get a tast ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013
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    April 29, 2013

    The EV Finally Gets an SF Burrito Mojado

    Taqueria Cancun's burrito mojado is a gigantic carne asado burrito drowning in sauces. In San Francisco's Mission District, where the burrito as we know it was invented, the ultimate form is known as the burrito mojado ("wet burrito"). An overstuffed flour-tortilla burrito is smothered in all the ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Q&A: Julieta Ballesteros of China Latina, Part 2 -- Let's Eat Ant Eggs!

    Yesterday, we interviewed Julieta Ballesteros about her newest venture, China Latina. She talked about the marriage of Latin and Chinese cuisine and where she gets her inspiration. Today, Ballesteros reveals that she will eat anything that people give her including one of her favorite dishes from Hi ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Some of the City's Best Nachos, in an Unexpected Place

    No lack of cheese on this version of New York's favorite bar snack. Nachos is a quintessential Tex-Mex dish that was invented in the border town of Piedras Negras in 1943 by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya, but it's now on the menu of nearly every family-style chain restaurant, fast food establishment, and ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    The Story of Pozole

    This beautiful bowl of green pozole is Dish #2 in our countdown. We're nearly at the end of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, our tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue! Many of us are familiar with the pork-and-hominy stew called pozole that's available as a weekend special at taquerias in ... More >>

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    August 25, 2012

    Fish Tacos from Florentina's Restaurant, Dish #53

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Beef Hot Pot at Hou Yi, Dish #55 | Cellophane Noodles From Spicy Bampa, Dish #56 | Natu Kodi Biryani ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    How to Make Scallop Aguachile From Gran Electrica

    [See More Recipes: Boozy Sparkling Watermelon Punch from the Smith | How to Make the Whipped Green Eggs from Paprika] Here's a recipe for scallop aguachile from Gran Electrica chef Sam Richman. At this Mexican restaurant in DUMBO, Richman (formerly of Jean Georges) serves market-driven dishes inspi ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    What's Angelo Sosa Up To at Anejo Tequileria?

    The best dish we tried was the scrumptious beef taquitos. Angelo Sosa - the season seven Top Chef contestant who ended up in second place - opened Anejo Tequileria in Hell's Kitchen as chef and partner this past January, focusing on aged tequilas and similar Mexican fermented products. Fork in the ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Despite the Buzz, Wahoo's Fish Taco Is Actually Kinda Meh

    Transplanted West Coasters were pretty pumped when Wahoo's Fish Taco opened its doors at 333 Park Ave South (212-466-3330) a few weeks ago, its first outpost east of the Mississippi River. The fast-casual Cal-Mex chain dates from 1988 and its branches in California, Hawaii, Colorado, and Texas soon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Cemita Versus Torta: Your Mexican Sandwich Primer

    Peeling back the top of a sandwich from a Mexican bodega can sometimes cause momentary confusion. "Where's the pickled jalapeno? What's this green stuff?" is all too common a refrain. Here we clear up the difference between the two most popular Mexican sandwiches, the cemita and the torta, and where ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Goat Town Brings Puffy Tacos, San Antonio Style, to NYC

    The puffy tacos on Mexican Mondays at Goat Town An old friend of mine, Julie Farias, recently took over as chef at Goat Town, an East Village bistro. Julie was born and raised in San Antonio, and with her assistance, I made a trip there a couple of years ago. The Central Texas city is one of the c ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Tepito's Quesadilla Is Full of Shroomy Cheesiness

    Lauren ShockeyCheese, please​First Avenue near 13th Street has seen a lot of restaurant turnover recently. In addition to the just-unveiled Sao Mai and BaoBQ, there's a new Mexican restaurant on the block called Tepito (228 First Avenue, 212-777-7980). As the East Village Local notes, the eate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Cheap and Filling Veggie Fare at Aussie-Inspired Tuck Shop

    ​ This Aussie-inspired mini-chain is best known for its cheap and filling meat pies, hearty things perfect for a quick meal before or after a night of drinking in the East Village. Its vegetarian options are no less tasty (or cheap). Take the vegetarian chili. At only $6, it has a flavor and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Dish No. 74, Plus a Look Inside the New Dos Toros

    ​Dish No. 74 in our countdown is the crispy carne asada taco at Dos Toros. If you're accustomed to the cramped and tumultuous Dos Toros on Fourth Avenue, the new branch at Father Demo Square will tranquilize you. There are more than twice as many tables for eating in, plenty of room for the ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Roberto Santibañez Discusses His New Cookbook, Truly Mexican, and Espouses His Love of Mexican Cuisine

    Andrew GrantRoberto Santibañez is truly Mexican​Park Slope restaurant Fonda has become a popular dining destination for authentic Mexican cuisine. So its patrons should be very excited that its chef and owner, Roberto Santibañez, has just published a comprehensive cookbook called Truly Mexi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to West End, Goodbye to Café Flo

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Vai, the Upper East Side spot that just got a Soho outpost, has closed. The building is reportedly being torn down. [Grub Street] Café Flo in Astoria did not survive a four-alarm blaze that r ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Sietsema's 10 Favorite SXSW Austin Area Restaurant Recommendations for New Yorkers Heading to the Festival

    ​Migas at Cisco's is a "don't miss" Austin dish if ever there were one, served with your choice of tortillas or piping hot homemade biscuits. (Ask for both.) Last year I made some Austin restaurant recommendations for friends traveling to SXSW, the yearly music and interactive extravaganza i ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Make Marcus Samuelsson's Spicy Mexican Chili, from Red Rooster Harlem

    Red Rooster's answer to chili (and chilly).​It's cold outside. Damn cold. Experts say one of the best remedies for this weather is a steaming bowl of hearty, meaty chili. And by experts we mean Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem. He shares the recipe for his Spicy Mexican Chili and urges ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Day of the Dead Dishes; One-Pot Meals

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Meet the Merchant Brooklyn Wine Exchange Wednesday, November 3 at 6 p.m. Ever wonder where your wine comes from? No, not the vineyard -- the wine merchant! He or sh ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Dish #100: Flor de Calabaza Quesadilla at Zaragoza Grocery

    ​Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now: Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes--old standbys and new finds alike--compiled daily. Today's pick: The flor de calabaza (squash blossom) quesadilla ($3.50) at Zaragoza Grocery in the East Village.

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    June 30, 2010

    Taqueria de los Muertos Has a Mean Tongue Burrito

    Taste the tongue.​If you're not already a fan of this place purely for its name's sake, then the tongue burrito at Taqueria de los Muertos is sure to win you over. Overstuffed with rice, cheese, beans (traditional pinto or black), pico de gallo, and tender slices of tongue, it qualifies as a f ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Dear Grub Street: I May Be Loco, but the Food Rocks at El Cantinero

    ​Compare these carefully constructed nachos -- invented by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya near Eagle Pass, Texas, in 1943 -- with the anarchistic frat-house rendition. In today's Grub Street, blogger par excellence Daniel Maurer questions my review of El Cantinero, an ancient margarita mill catering t ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Make Julian Medina's Guacamole Trio from Toloache

    Guac, tres ways.​It's Cinco de Mayo this week and so you might be inspired to whip up a guacamole for the occasion. Julian Medina of Toloache suggests you do three: a traditional version with a touch of heat from jalapeño; a fruity version with pomegranate seeds, mango, sweet onion, apple, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Incredibly Cheap Eats--Tlacoyos

    I wrote about El Centenario Grocery and Deli back when it really was a grocery and deli, with just a counter in the rear where a lone, hardworking cook turned out reliable Mexican standards, including great barbacoa tacos. Walking by the other day, I peeked inside and was surprised to find that al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Our Ten Best--Tacos

    Rough-hewn corn tortillas constitute our connection with Mexico's remote past, when women slaked tiny ears of corn with lye procured from blackened seashells to make masa. To put in those tortillas, they made chile-rich sauces, while their husbands sojourned in search of wild boar, crunchy insects, ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC--Chiles Rellenos

    Tulcingo del Valle's chile relleno is a vegetarian masterpiece One of the cornerstones of Pueblan cooking is the chile relleno--a fresh, deep green poblano pepper slit and stuffed with cheese, dipped in an egg batter, and then fried. The process is tricky--believe me, I've tried it--becau ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Pix from Xochimilco

     Xochimilco's $11 steak special, in which freshly grilled cactus paddle provides extra lube. Served with rice and cheese-dusted beans (click to consume) This week Counter Culture zooms in on Xochimilco, a profoundly good Sunset Park taqueria named after Mexico City's answer to Co ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008
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    December 17, 2008

    Got Rattlesnake? Ellis Bar Does.

    This Fifth Avenue spot brings a mixed bag of real Southwestern food to New York

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    July 16, 2008
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    March 27, 2007
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    March 19, 2007
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    April 26, 2005

    My Lovely Lady 'Rita

    The story of Cinco de Mayo and the Maligned Margarita

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    July 6, 2004

    Seafood Aria

    In midtown, something fishy and cheesy this way swims

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    March 18, 2003
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    August 27, 2002
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    August 20, 2002
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