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Coatzinga vs. Sunset Park


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Coatzinga vs. Sunset Park

PAL | | Sep 6, 2006 08:36 PM

I just went all the way to Jackson Heights (76th and Roosevelt) from South Park Slope because I trust in the recommendations found on this board. Man, you guys are right on the money.

I had three tacos: a delectable, pineapple-ee Al Pastor, that somehow reminded me of a better version of Amero-Chinese spare ribs. A beef birria taco where the beef had been cooked so long that it really tasted like a better version of Grandma's pot roast, but with a Mexican twist. And finally, the best tripe taco I've ever had by far. At several other places in NYC and even in California, I've had tripe tacos that really tasted and felt like nasty innards. But this one was partially crunchy, perfectly seasoned, very porcine, mmm...I loved it, but it'll be a while before I try one anywhere except Taqueria Coatzinga.

Which brings me to my question: I've eaten at four or five taquerias on 5th Avenue south of 39th Street, and none of them have even come close. Can anyone who has eaten at Coatzinga recommend something really killer in Sunset Park for tacos? I can go without the hour subway ride--I get jealous the whole time of those who live closer to, or even in, Queens.

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