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Posted by wyl on 01/02/2010
Tacos here are excellent. They come with a little cooked jalapeno which is just delicious.
Posted by robin on 12/30/2009
So happy we UESiders have a GREAT taco bar close to home. I love this place. Totally fun, GREAT food, fun atmosphere. Great fish tacos, shrimp tacos and the crab meat & corn fritter appetizers are a pleasure. The food was great and a good value. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
Posted by Anonymous 32 on 12/28/2009
Tacos are packed with ingredients. We tried three types (2 per order) and thought they were great. We came back the next day to try the Cemita Poblano Sandwich, it was huge and delicious. However, there was so much salt in it that we could not satiate our thirst for a full day afterwards. Overall, good food, pleasant counter staff.
Posted by Tania on 12/02/2009
I just had dinner at Cascabel and the food was amazing! Fresh ingredients and a twist in traditional mexican. The portions are not huge, but very filing. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food. You can taste the difference and the care they out into preparing the dishes. I will be back and now they are open for lunch.
Posted by AvocationalChef on 12/01/2009
I live a block from this place so I really, really wanted to like it. When guacamole is inedible due to too much salt - that's a problem. The chicken tacos were OK but the same salt shaker that hit the guacamole seem to hit the pork tacos. I cannot imagine why nobody checks what stuff tastes like before dishing it out to customers. Over-salting is inexcusable.
Posted by SRNYC on 11/30/2009
My sister and I shared the grilled corn, frijoles, churros, and three tacos: the shrimp, carne asada, and carnitas. The tacos were clearly their strong suit. SOOOOO DELICIOUS! Esp. the carne asada and carnitas. Both had a smoky, meaty depth that was incredible. There seemed to be a lot of toppings but they all melded perfectly. The carne asada was particularly delicious with the sweet fried shallots contrasting well with the charred steak. I've had better elote asado. The beans weren't great and tasted too much of stock or something. The churros weren't traditional (both in shape and texture), but I loved the creamy, doughy centers. Great find!
Posted by kac_nyc on 11/20/2009
Living on the Upper East Side for ober 20 years, a place has to be pretty damn good for me to visit two days in a row. It's refreshing to see a place not just trying to feed people, but also want to feed them well. The food was phenomenal, or what I've had of it so far. A lot of work goes into the dishes and it shows. The Gorditas, thick medallions of pork belly between to warm toasty corn cakes with a vibrant chipotle honey glaze was a great start. The tacos, I've tried three different ones so far, were extremely tasty, with lots of layers of flavor, great textures, and an abundance of freshness. The service was friendly, courteous and quick, and finishing the meal with surprisingly light and airy Churros was the capper. Some have commented that the portions were too small for them, at least for the price (I'm no Rockefeller, but I got full well within my budget), and I tell them if you just want to just get full for under 10 bucks, there are plenty of fast food delivery Taco Today's and Fresh Tortillas that should satisfy you. But if you enjoy eating great, fresh, tasty food and are not just trying to stuff yourself, this might be the best addition to the neighborhood all year. You're not going to find a place anywhere in the city that makes their own salsas, sauces, and chorizo and puts fresh hearts of palm and veal tongue and puts it on a fresh made flour tortilla for just $2 bucks! Not gonna happen. I do urge everyone, though, to not just take my word for it; come in and try it out for yourself. I'd bet that most of you will be quite pleased...!