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Tehuitzingo Mexican Deli

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695 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10036 40.763289 -73.992839
nr. 47th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-397-5956 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Hours

Daily, 8am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.

Prices

$1-$7

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

23rd St. to 65th St., Sixth Ave. to Twelfth Ave.

Profile

It’s an open secret now — the Mexican grocery store on Tenth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen has dispensed with most of its shelving and dry goods to expand its excellent kitchen operation in the back. (There’s also a full-fledged restaurant a block away.) You’re here for tender carnitas and barbacoa tacos to dress with nuanced salsa verde; sandwiches of all kinds, but particularly the potato-and-chorizo-filled pambazo, dunked in chile sauce and toasted on the flattop; and stacked-high sopes, tender cakes of griddled masa dressed with refried beans. But the real treat at Tehuitzingo is the specials menu, which may include moist, excellent tamales or a textbook dish of chiles rellenos. The cooks have a way with sauces, so anything braised is a strong bet, though the pozole can get a touch greasy. Portions are gargantuan, and there are no tables—only stools along two counters—but the hosts’ genial attention will make you and your construction worker lunchmate feel right at home. Just be sure to grab a bottle of Boing! and some dried chiles on your way out.

Card Minimums

There is a $10 minimum for credit and debit cards.

Recommended Dishes

Carnitas tacos, $6 for two; barbacoa tacos, $8 for two; pambazo and other tortas, $8.50; tamales (a special), $6; chile relleno (a special), $12

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