My unfortunate walkout from Tito Rads's at least gave me some time to explore the area around Greenpoint Avenue.
I wasn't quite sure what the format was here - the signage indicates the name has already been changed. Taqueria? Steakhouse? Tex-Mex joint?
The chips were a little stale and the salsa was too tomato-y with not enough other flavors, but things improved once the main food arrived.
I got two tacos - small but $1.75 each. One carnitas - juicy - and one cecina - which had a nice bit of char. These were accompanied by standard green sauce and radishes.
The best part was the al pastor torta ($6.) It was giant - great bread, great collision of textures. The meat itself was, in my unscholarly take, like pork wrapped in bacon. Certainly different than other al pastor entrees I've tried.
A bit more ambience than I would have liked, but for those who want candles with their tacos, this is a place to consider.
Ribeye was one of the specials so perhaps steak is their specialty. I was also curious about the pasta with chorizo, so maybe next time...
Real Santa Fe
47-08 47th Ave, Queens, NY 11377