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79 Orchard St. (Broome St.) Send to Phone
The Lower East Side is the perfect area for this excellent Mexican street food-tapas joint.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED El Bocadito Restaurant Review

: El Bocadito, a tiny six-table eatery on the Lower East Side, is straddling two New York dining trends: tapas and street food. Though it wasn't necessarily meant to evoke one particular region of Mexico, Holly Grabelle, who usually helps run the show by waiting tables and chatting with diners, designed the place with Mexico City in mind. She also hired Alejandro Moncada, a Mexico City native. El Bocadito---which means a small taste of something in Spanish---focuses on chicken and chorizo tacos that burst with flavor; tortas (layered Mexican sandwiches) crammed with ham, black beans and jalapeƱos, among other ingredients; and taquitos. The subtly sweet beer-coaster-size chips come with habanero and green salsas (the former with a kick). All this makes El Bocadito a worthy eatery, but if there's a wait when you show up, it's because of the roasted corn on the cob with mayonnaise, chili and cheese, of which diners can't seem to get enough.
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