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“No better excuse to detour to chelsea market than tacos”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Los Tacos No. 1

Los Tacos No. 1
Ranked #14 of 13,554 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Fast food
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Chelsea
NYC
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“No better excuse to detour to chelsea market than tacos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

The Adobado at Los Tacos No. 1 is downright special: amazing pork with some sweet and delicious marinade sauce that balances out the little bit of kick you can add at the salsa bar. Also I'm a big fan of the chicken -- it's juicier than at most comparable taco spots with a great grilled flavor to it. The guacamole is legit as well.

The corn tortillas are remarkably good, both in terms of flavor and their ability to not fall apart holding generous servings of meat. And despite Chelsea Market being a little bit crazy around lunchtime and weekends, if the weather is nice it's easy enough to walk a half block further down 15th street to the little park between the Highline and the river. Otherwise, cozy up to the counter and after one bite you will know it won't be long until you're looking down at an empty plate and taco wrappers.

The nopal and steak are also good but aren't quite up to the same level as the pork and chicken in my mind, but find a friend (or come with an appetite), order one of everything, and enjoy!

  • Visited May 2014
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“I doubt you can make tacos much better than these”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Not much more to say, other than these are near perfect tacos, and though ordering and pickup is kind of chaotic, but that isn't really a big deal. I'll be back.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Best tacos ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

This is by far the best tacos and quesadillas I've ever tasted. Homemade corn shells an magnificent salsas. They work very fast.

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“Great tacos and Chelsea market”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

First you must go to the Chelsea market it is great experience. The tacos were fantastic; there is no place to sit so be prepared to stand. We had the carne asada and the pork, I would say the pork was better. They are very good "street" tacos. The lines can also be very long and a bit slow.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Excellent tacos, long line!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The tacos were yummy. They lived up to their name, numero uno!
I would have gotten more, since I was hungry for more, but the line was sooo long. Be prepared to eat standing up, without much counter space to rest the food.

  • Visited May 2014
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