New York amazes me sometimes. One minute you're walking amongst the many in Nolita, the next you are whisked away to the Yucatan in the open and airy Tacombi. Food is served out of an old Volkswagon Van from Playa del Carmen.
I had the tostada de aguacate and vegetable tamale. So delicious and so very fresh.
Everyone knows Burritos don't shoot well, I was going to get the tacos, but I was hungry! Kz and I stopped in to Hotel Tortuga (sister restaurant to Curly's and now defunct Burritoville) one evening and while it is decorated to feel you are far away, you are most definitely on 14th street. I had the green tortuga, a burrito filled with posole like items. Kudos to the house made tofu sour cream and while I envisioned a higher freshness to starch ratio, it was still very tasty.
You can find Pequena in Fort Greene and Prospect Heights. They offer a Mexican Vegetable filling (a standard medley) served here over tostadas.
Maya Taqueria caters to their vegan customers. This is a traditional taqueria, a little frenzied, but with tofu on the menu, how can you go wrong? I had the Shy Mayan salad and black bean & kale tacos. Lots of hominy, corn, and garlic added zing to these dishes.
A few blocks over in Prospect Heights,
Taqueria De Los Muertos: vegetarian taco with beans and lots of fresh toppings (squash, corn, pico de gallo). A massive side of rice and refried beans with more fresh pico de gallo and guacamole.
Ancho Chili Seitan Burger with piri piri whiskey sauce, arugula, beer braised smoked onions, and horseradish cream on herbed foccacia.
It's not everyday The Cinnamon Snail comes To You, for one special day they were serving free lunch near work. It was pretty cool.