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Tacos 2004 Viva Mexico

3913 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11232 40.651152 -74.003939
nr. 39th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-853-0808 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Hours

Daily, 4pm-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

D, N, R at 36th St.

Prices

$2.00-$12.00

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

In a neighborhood of identical-looking taquerias, santeria shops, and evangelical churches, Tacos 2004 is one of those paradoxical restaurants where no one seems to go to eat--a real shame because the food is surprisingly good. Its primary purpose is as a watering hole for Mexican workers. They start filing in after their jobs, and then sit nursing Tecates at cheap chrome tables, looking surly and lonely as they wait for a chance to spend $2 to dance with short-skirted waitresses to deafening Mexican dance music. If you do order food, you may have to wait for the ever-smiling servers to finish up the next dance before getting your order, but it's worth sticking around. The torta nortena is a heap of beef, cheese and peppers on toasted crusty round bread, and is immensely satisfying. The enchiladas come as a trio of long rolls of corn tortilla-wrapped queso blanco bathing in a spicy, smoky mole sauce just on this side of sweet. And staples like the tacos carnitaschunks of spiced pork topped with fresh-chopped onions and cilantroprove that you can still quiet hunger pangs for $2 in New York.

Recommended Dishes

Torta nortena, $5; enchiladas mole, $8.50; taco de carnitas, $2

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