I just discovered Tacos Matamoros in Sunset Park recently and it's one of those restaurants that immediately went right onto my personal "A" list. I love both the food and the vibe at Matamoros. Whenever I wish I could be in Mexico, I crave Matamoros. I knew the first time I ate there that it was destined to become one of my regular restaurants. Like I said, I've only been there maybe a half dozen times so far, so I'm still working my way through trying their menu.
I, of course, started with a variety of tacos, both small and grande. And, as most people agree, the tacos are great. Recently, we accidently got shrimp tacos (which, for some unknown reason are not on the menu) when we experienced a minor communication glitch. We ordered shrimp cocktails and got grande shrimp tacos. Clearly, we were not clear when we ordered. But it was a happy mishap. The shrimp tacos were good and I'd order them again --- now that I know they'll make them (even though they are not on the menu.)
But I LOVE their shrimp cocktails. They are destined to become one of my favorite cold summer foods. A very generous portion of cold shrimp is served in a big tall glass in a "sauce" that I can only describe as tasting something like gazpacho with chunks of avocado too. It's delicious and my new favorite way to eat shrimp cocktail.
I've also tried their chicken enchiladas mole poblano which were yummy and almost exactly like the ones I eat in a tiny loncheria in a tiny Mexican pueblo that I love. Have also tried the shrimp in garlic sauce and it was good too. Oh and their pork burrito is to die for. I also like their cemitas and tortas but I probably like their cemita better. Like I said, I'm still working my way through the menu. I have to try one of their tamales soon.
I definitely do not understand why too many people only recommend the tacos. Sure, the tacos are great and they make a nice meal or starter. But, to me, Tacos Matamoros is not just about tacos.
(1) What other menu items should I try at Tacos Matamoros?
(2) What other restaurants/street carts should I try next in Sunset Park and what should I eat there?
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