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Snack Dragon

Map & Directions 199 E. Third St.
New York, NY 10002
  • Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Sun-Thu 5pm-2am, Fri-Sat 5pm-4am
  • cash
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Late Night
  • None
  • Not Necessary
  • No Parking


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.—Keith Wagstaff

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  • christian b. on 10/09/08

    Snack Dragon Taco Shack 199 E 3rd St Late night tacos, don't love the blue tortilla shells but still good.

  • Verena v. on 03/28/09

    You can't go wrong with the chorizo taco. Or the fish, for that matter. And the Johnny Boy is a must.

  • Katherine M. on 04/09/09

    grilled sole tacos. byob and steal a seat at the counter.

  • Jim P. on 05/17/10

    The chorizo taco is amazing.

  • Sarah C. on 01/05/11

    They're a little heavy on the cilantro here, so ask for them to leave off unless you love it.

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