Pics From Cascabel Taqueria on the Upper East Side

Pics From Cascabel Taqueria on the Upper East Side

Morsels to go with your micro-brew: "quesadilla authentica" on the left, gorditas to the right.

Today, Counter Culture wrestles its way into Cascabel Taqueria, a micro-eatery on the Upper East Side with an excellent beer list (including bottles from Sly Fox, Goose Island, Lagunitas, and other craft brewers), and food via chef Todd Mitgang that channels the great Chicago chef Rick Bayless's Mexican cooking. The only problem: The space is so cramped you'll eat with your neighbors' elbows sticking in your sides. Here are some of the things my crew and I enjoyed on three visits.

Pics From Cascabel Taqueria on the Upper East Side

The ensalada luchador ("wrestler salad") incorporates Bibb lettuce, fingerling potatoes, pickled jalapenos, queso fresco, and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Pics From Cascabel Taqueria on the Upper East Side

Puerco en adobo is one massive metal tray of chile-braised Berkshire pork butt.

Pics From Cascabel Taqueria on the Upper East Side

Cascabel Taqueria sports a wrestling motif; the bathrooms must be accessed through the door on the right, which leads to a tenement hallway. And the beer list is fantastic (click on image to read the suds menu).

Pics From Cascabel Taqueria on the Upper East Side

Tacos come two per order, including yellowtail on the left (boo!) and carnitas on the right (yay!).

Use Current Location

Related Location

miles
Cascabel Taqueria

1538 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10028

212-717-8226

www.nyctacos.com


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >