Anyone that knows me knows that I love to eat. Not in a gluttonous way but I appreciate good food and I always want more. Hence the name of this blog. This love of eating and cuisine is part of the reason I wanted to move to New York City. Assuming that there is no turnover among restaurants and one eats three meals a day, each one at a new restaurant, it would take approximately 22.9 years to eat at every restaurant in New York. To me, that sounds like a challenge.
Tonight for dinner we went out to celebrate my best friend’s birthday and wanted to try out something new. With my friend Laura, the birthday girl, exploring new restaurants means finding the new best taco place with spicy margaritas and I am happy to assist her on this quest.
We went to Tacombi Café El Presidente in Flatiron. According to the website “Tacombi Café El Presidente is an all-day Mexico City-style cafe, offering coffee from Chiapas, fresh pastries, made-to-order Mexican jugos and tacos. Cafe El Presidente celebrates Mexican culture through the authenticity of its menu and evokes the cosmopolitan culture of Mexico City. Everything is made from scratch with sustainably sourced ingredients, including the corn & flour tortillas that roll out all day long from our on-site tortilleria.” Sounds delicious.
Since it was a Monday night, I tried to limit my alcohol intake but at a great Mexican place like this, I felt at least one cerveza was in order. We started the meal with homemade guacamole and chips. The chips are seriously addicting.
Then for our meals we all ordered a variety of tacos. As I mentioned before, one of my favorite foods are eggs so when I saw a breakfast taco with chorizo, I was sold! The carne asada were also a crowd pleaser. The crispy baja fish taco was incredibly but I was running out of room after all the meat.
I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great taco but be warned: other than the guac, everything was spicy! Any recommendations for what I should eat next in New York?