Tacombi – Manhattan
If you’re looking for a fun place to grab a bite to eat as well as a craving for Mexican, look no further than Tacombi – Fonda Nolita. Despite its seemingly rundown appearance, this casual Mexican eatery serves up small but seriously tasty tacos. Braised beef, pork belly, crispy fish and roasted chicken just to name a few.
As soon as you walk through the door you feel as if you’ve walked straight into an outdoor fiesta. The string lights, palm trees and fold up tables and chairs make you feel as if you’re sitting at a roadside taco stand in Mexico rather than at a popular Manhattan restaurant.
There’s even a retro red VW van turned kitchen parked at the side, which dishes out tacos for breakfast and lunch then switches to a plating station at dinner. You get it … taco + combi = Tacombi!
For all you Londoners Tacombi has a similar vibe and ordering system at dinner to the Wahaca chain, in that you circle in pen what food you want on the menu.
Similar too are the portions sizes. Rather than stuffing your face with one huge burrito the menu allows you to order small portions of tacos (two soft-shelled corn tacos layered upon each other), therefore making it easier to share as well as giving you the opportunity to try more tasty fillings.
There’s also a wide range of vegetarian options on the menu. The guacamole ($12!) is creamy and full of flavour. Pitches of sangria and Mexican sodas are sweet and delicious.
Although the feel of the restaurant is ‘roadside stand’ unfortunately it does not have food cart prices. I guess it depends on how hungry you are though. Each taco costs about $4. So if you order, say four or more the bill can start to escalate without you realising (so can the pitches of white wine sangria). Tacombi’s staff however, suggest that three tacos should be enough to fill you up.
Enjoy Tacombi for it’s fun and laid back atmosphere, super friendly staff and tasty tacos.
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