On 116th Street, a lady from Guerrero presses platter-sized corn tortillas to order, tosses them onto a griddle, and puts together fresh, oversize tacos for $2.50 each, reports midtown diner. Working on the sidewalk in the shade of a pair of umbrellas, she fills the warm tortillas with your choice of four or five meat fillings (carnitas, chicken, etc.), a sprinkling of shredded Oaxacan cheese, and homemade salsas, including a brightly flavored green salsa studded with chunks of avocado. Also available: sliced fruit from the nearby market and sangria-flavored soda and other soft drinks.

Taco vendor [Spanish Harlem]
E. 116th St. west of 2nd Ave., outside Minaya Fruit Market, Manhattan

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