If you’re seeing a show in the West 50s (or you’re just going to your office there every day), La Esquina is a good quick option to know about for a quesadilla and some rice and beans at lunch or late-night carnitas tacos. You order all of your food at a counter here, and there’s a decent amount of seating. Just know that there’s no alcohol.
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Le Jardinier is serves seasonal, vegetable-focused French food on the ground floor of a luxury apartment building in Midtown East.
The rotisserie chicken at Pio Pio is one of the best ways you can spend $10 anywhere in the city.
Finally, someone figured out that an Italian restaurant near Penn Station that serves food people want to eat would do well.
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Empellon Al Pastor
New York City will never be LA, Austin, San Diego, or Mexico, but we suddenly have some quality taco options to choose form. Add Empellón Al Pastor to that list.
Tacos El Bronco Truck
The Tacos El Bronco Truck in Sunset Park makes some extremely good tacos that are $2 each. If you’re in the area, we suggest you stop by.
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Toloache ain’t cheap, but in an area where dropping dollars on grub is a given, it’s a breath of fresh air when the food is legitimately awesome.
Los Tacos No. 1
Hopefully you aren’t in Times Square. But if you are, you should go eat some tacos at Los Tacos No. 1. They’re some of the best in NYC.
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