My last New York City meal of 2009 was at Mercadito Cantina in the East Village.
It just so happened that I was leaving on a Wednesday, and Tuesday night’s special is an all-you-can-eat feast of gourmet tacos.
My brother, friend Kai, and I all wanted the tacos, while Kai’s friend did not. Due to a (reasonable) concern on the part of the restaurant about cheating, we had to buy a 4th order of the tacos if we wanted our 4th person to be able to stay seated at our table.
And once the dust of that confusion settled, the plates of tacos came out like clockwork until we were stuffed beyond belief.
All of the tacos were rich and wonderful, however my favorite were the Carnitas – michoacan style braised berkshire pork, cacahuate salsa. Muy delicioso!
Mercadito Cantina – 172 Avenue B (between 10th & 11th St), New York City
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