Tulcingo Del Valle

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75 Solid

This unassuming spot specializes in delicious homestyle Mexican cooking served in big portions.

665 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10036



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The lowdown

A Hell’s Kitchen Mexican deli made good, Tulcingo annexed the store next door for a full-fledged sit-down restaurant — tablecloths, white Zinfandel, and all. The setting is nice and the service nicer, but you’re here for the food, which is fresh, well seasoned, and extremely filling. Skip the antojitos and soups (except maybe for the soothing posole) if you want do full justice to a plato, which you will. Especially if it’s the pipián de pollo, a couple of slow-cooked chicken parts in a verdant sea of creamy pumpkinseed sauce that is so ample it will employ every single steamed tortilla in the basket. Of the three invigorating house salsas, green is best.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

Insider Tips Large orders must be placed five days in advance.

Recommended DishesEnchiladas con mole poblano; chiles rellenos.

DrinksNo Alcohol

Noise LevelCivilized