Tacos Matamoros

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82 Good

Broad opening hours make this authentic, fully fledged Mexican diner an indispensable neighborhood hub.

4508 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11220



Known For

The lowdown

Matamoros made its name with excellent tortillas adorned with grilled tripe, wonderfully greasy chorizo, and al pastor pork sliced directly off the trompo onto warm tortillas. As a full-fledged Mexican diner, it offers a lot more: hearty mole-poblano tamales; shredded barbecued goat with rice and refried beans; whole porgy steamed with fresh epazote and jalapeños. Broad opening hours make Matamoros something of an indispensable neighborhood hub, which is probably why Councilmember Carlos Menchaca celebrated his Democratic primary win here in 2017. At night, the restaurant’s neon sputters to life, and servers bring festive piña coladas and queso fundido to diners.

What you need to know

Insider Tips Go for the hard-to-find mole hidden in the back of the menu.

Recommended DishesTacos al pastor; chalupas verdes; coctel de camarones; horchata.

DrinksB.Y.O.B, Full Bar

Noise LevelCivilized