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4 Mexican restaurants in New York

I’m a foodie – I like all types of food and love trying different cuisines. But of course, I have my favorites. No doubt, the Mexican is at the top of my list. I love nachos with guacamole, I love a piña colada or margarita, I love a burrito or quesadilla! There are tons of Mexican restaurants in New York City and I’m gonna share some of my favorites:

Tortaria – is the Mexican restaurant that I love to go over and over – and also bring my friends. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is cool and the price is fair! It is like a bar, with music, low light, and a lot of young people, and beautiful Mexican style decor. Best of all is the price: burritos for $7, quesadillas for $ 6 pies for $ 8. In addition, the drinks also have fair prices. My order there is always beef chimichangas (look like small burritos with crispy dough) and nachos with guacamole – is perfect.  A good place to end the day!

Address: 94 University Pl. 

Calexico – founded by three brothers from California, this restaurant started with a food truck – already awarded as one of the best in its second year of operation. The menu includes tacos, burritos, and delicious nachos, among the best in New York according to Zagat. In addition to the food truck in SoHo, Calexico has a restaurant in the Upper East Side and also Brooklyn. And the prices are great too – burritos for $10 tacos for $4 quesadillas for $ 9. The best burrito I ate in New York was in Calexico.

Address: Food trucks – Prince St & Wooster St / 1030 Broadway – Restaurants – 1491 2nd Ave – Brooklyn – 645 Manhattan Ave / Barclays Center/ 122 Union St / 278 Fifth Ave. 

Cantina is one of the Mexican restaurants I loved the most in the city! Cantina has a very cool atmosphere and the menu is very complete:  appetizers such as guacamole, quesadilla, and nachos, as well as traditional Mexican dishes such as burritos and tacos, and rice bowls featuring corn, peppers, onions, lettuce, and a protein. Prices are also great: burritos starting at $12, bowls at $11, and tacos starting at $9. The drinks menu is also super varied, with margaritas and other cocktails (starting at $10), plus wines and beers (starting at  5) and, of course, tequila shots (starting at $6). On Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 am to 3 pm, Cantina offers the Bottomless Brunch: U$12,95 + any entree, 60 minutes bottomless from time first drink is served (Sangria, Mimosa, Margarita).

Address: 1838 7th Avenue /  329 Lenox Avenue.

Maya – if you are looking for a more fancy restaurant for dinner, I highly recommend Maya. The space is large and has a cool atmosphere, with plenty of young people and a lively atmosphere. Maya has a neat Tequileria, inspired by the local tequilerias in Mexico, with more than 200 varieties of spirits. In the menu, the highlight is guacamole: in addition to the traditional version, there are other versions with bacon and tuna. It’s great as an appetizer to share. Other highlights are the special corn and shrimp quesadilla. Here, the Mexican dishes are different and nothing obvious and very, very tasty. The menu is different for lunch and dinner and I recommend to make a reservation.

Address: 1191 1st Avenue.

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