The 9 Best Taco Joints In NYC
Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos is one of The 9 Best Taco Joints In NYC.

1. Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos

8.6
271 Starr St (btwn Wyckoff & St Nicholas Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Taco Restaurant · Bushwick · 206 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: They serve cheap, tasty tacos and the like out of their tiny cantina, which opens up to a bigger eatery in the warehouse where they regularly roll out fresh tortillas. It's also BYOB and cash only. Read more.

La Esquina is one of The 9 Best Taco Joints In NYC.

2. La Esquina

8.2
114 Kenmare St (at Lafayette St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · SoHo · 724 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: The tacos served at the little Kenmare Street Corner Deli shack that "hides" the "underground" restaurant are so damn good we're almost ready to absolve the rest of the establishment's tiresome scene. Read more.

Taqueria Cocoyoc is one of The 9 Best Taco Joints In NYC.

3. Taqueria Cocoyoc

7.8
211 Wyckoff Ave (Greene), Brooklyn, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Bushwick · 38 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: This spot serves up mind-blowing tacos and other Mexican delicacies, though note their prices hedge closer to those in Manhattan. If you eat in, though, expect at least a half-hour wait for food. Read more.

Tacombi at Fonda Nolita is one of The 9 Best Taco Joints In NYC.

4. Tacombi at Fonda Nolita

8.8
267 Elizabeth St (btwn E Houston & Prince St), New York, NY
Taco Restaurant · NoLita · 739 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: One of the best crispy fish tacos we've ever tasted. At $5 each, they're admittedly a little steep, even for SoHo. But they're light, fried, and crunchy without being greasy. Read more.

Ricos Tacos is one of The 9 Best Taco Joints In NYC.

5. Ricos Tacos

7.3
505 51st St (at 5th Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Sunset Park · 37 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: Try the marinated pork or the super flavorful spicy pork, or if you're really adventurous and/or hungry get the whole gamut of beef/chicken/pork in taquito form. Few-to-no veggie options, cash only. Read more.

Toloache is one of The 9 Best Taco Joints In NYC.

6. Toloache

8.5
251 W 50th St (at 8th Ave), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Theater District · 395 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: This upscale chainlet has three locations, where you can feast on braised-brisket suadero tacos, spicy lobster langosta tacos and chapulines, made with dried grasshopper. Read more.

Tacos Morelos is one of The 9 Best Taco Joints In NYC.

7. Tacos Morelos

7.4
9413 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY
Taco Restaurant · 17 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: Tacos run $2.50 each, and run the gamut from pollo to lengua to carnitas to suadero (brisket); there's also a full bar, but the whole joint is cash only, so bring cash. Read more.

Brooklyn Taco Company is one of The 9 Best Taco Joints In NYC.

8. Brooklyn Taco Company

120 Essex St (at Delancey St.), New York, NY
Taco Restaurant · Lower East Side · 41 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: One of their two locations, the daily menu rotates and is announced via Twitter, but the avocado and raw sweet corn Guaco Taco is a favorite. Tacos are all $4 each, and two should fill you up. Read more.

Tortilleria Nixtamal is one of The 9 Best Taco Joints In NYC.

9. Tortilleria Nixtamal

104-05 47th Ave, Corona, NY
Taco Restaurant · 147 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: This tortilleria makes its own soft-shell tacos, and ships them out around the city. Their tacos they deserve plenty of praise too. Of note: the juicy pastor taco, the bistek taco and cameron taco. Read more.

Stan's Cafecito is one of The 9 Best Taco Joints In NYC.

10. Stan's Cafecito

Havemeyer (South 3rd), Brooklyn, NY
Breakfast Spot · Williamsburg · 43 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: This tiny Williamsburg newbie serves a righteous breakfast burrito—yes, that's not a taco, but it's so damn good and cheap we're sneaking it in here as a bonus 10th entry. Read more.