Jackson Heights, NY 11372
As I bang away at the keyboard recalling last nights taco’s, I find four stars just does not give the credit that this Jackson Heights taqueria justly deserves, it is a full five star experience..
Cool color schemes in the back dining area, heavy on the bright orange and the toned down lime green makes one feel very at ease, in a romper room meets bikini bottom sort of a way.
First stop before the ordering begins, a quick visit to el bano. As I was going about my business in there, the strong smell of Clorox was in an odd way, a pleasant initial fragrance as no bacteria could survive in there. However within a few seconds my eyes began to sting as the vapors were so strong. I appreciate the cleanliness but there should have been some notification.
Each taco runs $2.50 and they pack them full with your meat choice and for no additional up-charge you get a slathering of guacamole and some Mexican white cheese sprinkled atop the guac, creating a perfect balance of flavor.
As other reviewers have pointed out the Lengua stood out and I have to agree. In my mind and to my taste buds it stood heads above the other taco’s I had ordered which were the carnitas, asada and pastor. However, comparing meats as to which is better is not very different from comparing which flavor of ice cream is better, its all personal preference. But the texture and the way the meat dissipates in your mouth, in-part due to the vapor process, had me feeling like the lone explorer on starship coatzingo orbiting deliciousland.
Two Micheladas to drink, as I reached for my fourth taco and all was right with the world.