there is already a great thread on northern nj mexican places
but im looking specifically for places where I can get tacos "al pastor" - after watching a recent Triple D episode, i really want to find a few local spots to try them. for those unfamiliar, Al pastor is a dish developed in Mexico, derived from the Middle eastern shawarma, or the Greek gyro meat. Whereas shawarma is usually lamb-based, tacos al pastor in Mexico are made from pork. its marinated w/ a combination of dried chiles, spices, onion and pineapple and slowly cooked on a spinning spit (like shwarma). i was drooling after that Triple D episode, and yesterday for cinco de mayo lunch, hit up Azteca Restaurante in Rutherford. the tacos al pastor were AMAZING, as were my wifes carnitas, unfortunately they dont do them on the rotating spit there (i guess it doesnt really matter) anyhow, was wondering if there were some other places i need to hit up for my new al pastor fix? please let me know.
thanks in advance.