Not so long ago New York’s Mexican restaurant scene was dominated by sizzling fajitas, cheese enchiladas, and nachos, but the city now boasts restaurants specializing in many types of Mexican food. That shift can be credited in part to the severe 10-year drought that plagued the Mexican state of Puebla, forcing residents to relocate here, and immigrants from Guerrero, Morelos, Michoacán, and Mexico City soon followed. New York City is now home to an impressive array of Mexican establishments, from tiny taquerias to full-blown restaurants, featuring regional fare from Yucatan to Sinaloa. Greenpoint seems to be the new hot spot.
Here’s our collection of New York’s essential Mexican restaurants, including many classics as well as newer spots appearing on this list for the first time.Read More