Whether you like your chile red or green, Voice Places is your guide to Tex-Mex cuisine in New York. Thanks to dozens of professional and user reviews, it’s easy to tell whose frijoles are truly cool beans, and our listings are searchable by restaurant name or neighborhood.
Morphing first from an Italian bakery to a Mexican one, then into a Mexican greasy spoon, this beloved institution (formerly Downtown Bakery) even has Tex-Mex on the... More »
My Rude Girl Posse spirited me away: "Jilted Gal, come play!" they did say when that dashing architect SeA+-or Laroo bid me adieu, and our huffy poodle, Fu... More »
With the exception of a mechanical bull, Rodeo Bar has found a way to incorporate every joyous, grandiose Texan stereotype into one building. Positioned at the center of the... More »
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... More »
Rockaway Taco made it safe for certain parts of Brooklyn to come to Queens. And while we have mixed feelings about this -- not to mention the Brooklyn chauvinists who need... More »
With post-work drinking options in Midtown few and far between, many 9-to-5ers line up around the massive wooden bar that twists around the front part of this 10,000-square-foot... More »
You can't imagine how many complaints I've fielded from Angelenos who can't stand NYC's Mexican food. Invariably, the tortillas are all wrong, the tacos filled with funny meats, the burritos never quite the right size or shape and loaded with random extraneous crap. (They ponder: Why can't Gothamites put the rice on the outside?) I never quite know how to address these laments, since our...
Chile con carne was first introduced to the American public at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair: a bowl of highly spiced beef in a rich red sauce laced with onions and cumin. From that point on, there was no stopping it, and soon chile parlors had sprung up across the country. The dish originated around San Antonio earlier in the 19th century, sold by colorfully dressed women known as chile...
When Cowgirl Hall of Fame opened in the early '80s, it was part of a flock of popular downtown restaurants that playfully flaunted their ethnic culinary themes. The group included Cottonwood Café, which tendered Texas favorites like chicken-fried steak; Sugar Reef, which vouchsafed a taste of the Caribbean without traveling to Flatbush; Tortilla Flats, which dabbled in Mexican; Gulf...
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