We were down in Sunset Park last night for the Virgin of Guadelupe procession (Qué Viva la Virgin!) and were drawn by the flashing tricolor signage of Tacos El Bronco.
Damn! Some serious taco action, especailly for such a deprived city as Nueba Yol.
El Bronco began as a late night truck across from Sunset Park at 5th Avenue and 43rd Street, which still maintains a nightly 30 minute wait for to-go tacos and cups of consomme, mainly appreciated by the Mex service worker crowd. Now, the restaurant gives you a cozy place out of the cold to dig their tacos, perhaps with a smuggled six pack (BYOB for the time being).
I can't tell you anything about the rest of the menu because, like everyone else in the place, we were focused on the tacos: excellent suadero, best al pastor I've had in NYC (with noticeable pineapple bits) , tripa, lengua, chorizo etc. Each plate comes with an expertly grilled cebollita or two, sliced radishes and cukes. Glistening! (See photo.)
The set up is similar to güero-friendly Tacos Matamoros around the corner: $1.50 for a small taco, and $2.50 for a large with a schmear of guacamole. Matamoros is good, but when the kitchen is in high-volume mode it seems to get a little sloppy and craftsmanship suffers.
Not so, not yet at El Bronco...
...at the corner of 4th Avenue and 44th Street, look for the flashing tricolor sign
...open till 1 am weekdays, 5 am on the weekends, for those on the late shift or coming home from Peyton's
Check it out. Mucho authentico.