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Taqueria St. Marks Pl.

79 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.727891 -73.985555
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-964-5614 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-midnight; Fri, 12pm-2am; Sat, 11am-2am, Sun, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.

Prices

$3-$11

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Grand St. to 7th St., Ridge St. to Lafayette St.

Profile

While Taqueria LES has no apparent religious affiliation, the owners still abide by their own amended 10 Commandments, “Los Diez Mandamientos,” which explicitly state that no fajitas, nachos, seven-layer dips, strawberry-kiwi margaritas, or fajitas (yes, mentioned twice) can possibly be ordered. To go with this attitude, the setting is suitably rock and roll, with loud 80s music blaring from the speakers, and provincial Mexican pop-cultural art adorning the walls, all illuminated by a few strings of Christmas lights. While the taqueria sets the perfect scene to indulge in a Mexican meal, the fare is not as enticing as the surroundings. The guacamole and machaca burrita with egg and beef are worth noting, distinct from typical Mexican fare. But trying these makes it glaringly obvious that the remaining items on the menu verge on bland. A few dishes are served below a layer of cheese, but once it’s gone, the flavor tends to disappear as well. The majority of the food menu is undeniably fresh, though a few dishes might actually be improved by breaking their 10 Commandments and introducing a few of those seven-layer dip ingredients.

Recommended Dishes

Torta de milanesa, $6.25; machaca burrita, $8.95

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