New York, NY 10002
Village Voice's Description
This funky taco shack is a prime destination for East Village boozehounds looking for a cheap and tasty snack in the middle of bar-hopping. Walk up to the streetside window under the bright yellow awning; inside a lone employee will probably be listening to something hip while preparing Mexican food with a stoner edge. The Nacharito piles black beans, salsa, sour cream, cilantro and melted cheese on a crisp tostada, while the Johnny Boy simply doubles your portion for a few extra bucks. Tacos match the same ingredients with grilled steak, sole or chicken on a soft corn tortilla. If the barstools on the sidewalk are taken, you can always cram inside, where a small counter seats four. The string lights dangling overhead, artwork and quirky bric-a-brac only heighten the effects of whatever intoxicant you are on that night. Most people take their food to go, wandering towards their next drinking destination with a gooey Nacharito in hand.âKeith Wagstaff
Tips from foursquare
Snack Dragon Taco Shack 199 E 3rd St Late night tacos, don't love the blue tortilla shells but still good.
You can't go wrong with the chorizo taco. Or the fish, for that matter. And the Johnny Boy is a must.
grilled sole tacos. byob and steal a seat at the counter.
The chorizo taco is amazing.
They're a little heavy on the cilantro here, so ask for them to leave off unless you love it.