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Rico’s Tacos y Antojitos Mexicanos

505 51st St., Brooklyn, NY 11220 40.644472 -74.010746
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-633-4816 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Hours

Sun-Thu, 10am-2am; Fri-Sat, 10am-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

R at 53rd St.

Prices

$2-$5

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Delivery after 10pm

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol
  • BYOB

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

65th St. to 39th St., Ninth Ave. to First Ave.

Profile

Rico’s is the rare restaurant that truly feels like you’ve stepped into someone’s kitchen, just one that welcomes a steady stream of young families and single men late into the night. Soup is a big deal here, with pozole (sadly, no rojo), pancita or menudo, and specials like birria, a consommé-like soup with barbacoa (roast goat), available on the weekends. Tortas are generously stuffed and the quesadillas are worth ordering for the same reason, as are the other antojitos, all made by hand with fresh masa. The salsa verde trumps the roja, so if ordering an entrée like enchiladas or chilaquiles, go with the green option—just remember to save room for tacos. The smaller ones, listed as “taquitos,” are available with over a dozen meats: Tripa is fried until almost crisp, longaniza and pastor are both flavorful, and lengua is tender, not chewy. A trio of salsas—two spicy tomatillo blends, plus a bland red—accompany everything, but there’s also pico de gallo, serranos roasted with onions, Mexican hot sauce, and dried chiles toasted with salt until crunchy to be found at the serve-yourself condiments table. They’re BYOB as long as you don’t call attention to it, so grab a beer from a bodega across the street, but they’re similarly lax about their hours—don’t believe the signs that they’re open 24-hours.

Recommended Dishes

Tripa, lengua, pastor, enchilada, and carnitas taquitos, $1.50 each (must order two); any torta, $6.50; pozole, $5, quesadilla, $6

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