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Mi Espiguita

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32-44 31st St., Queens, NY 11106 40.7638 -73.9223
at 33rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-777-5648 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $

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Hours

Daily, 10am-9:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, W at Broadway

Prices

$5-$9

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Queens Blvd. to 19th Ave., 69th St. to Vernon Blvd.

Profile

A true dive hunkered under the N tracks, La Espiguita is a proud exception to the upmarket-Mexican-restaurant trend. Inside, a doll-filled shrine to the Virgin of Guadelupe shares a wall with a TV blaring telenovelas (Dios mio! It’s not Juan’s child!). With this kind of ambiance, delivery business is understandably brisk. A few menu items hark to Puebla, home of many local Mexican immigrants, but overall, Mi Espiguita serves the kind of familiar, filling rolled-tortilla dishes popularized by decades of bad margarita joints and sad mall cantinas. Yet these burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and combination plates are the antithesis of gringo chow. Fresh, spicy, and generous, they trumpet Mexico’s fundamental flavors of chili, corn, and pork. Mi Espiguita’s torta is a potent and portable example of its winning ways: a football-size, two-lunch sandwich dripping with salsa roja and bursting with meat, cheese, avocado, jalapeños, and chipotles.

Recommended Dishes

Quesadilla, $6.50; tongue or chorizo taco, $2.75; super torta Oaxaqueña, $8.50

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