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179 Ave. B (11th & 12th Sts.) Send to Phone
Swank taqueria serves up southern Mexican specialties.
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Breakfast Mon.-Fri., Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Mercadito Restaurant Review

: This East Village eatery has attempted to bring a taste of the “real” Mexico to New York City. And it largely succeeds. Owner-executive chef Patricio Sandoval serves up a reasonably priced menu of ceviches, tacos and botanas (appetizers), complemented by a small raw bar. Noteworthy dishes include ceviche “callo de hacha” of marinated bay scallops, red onions, avocado, watermelon, mint, oranges and a chile habanero broth and the “pollo a las Brasas,” a whole grilled adobo marinated chicken with three-corn pico de gallo and chile de arbol salsa. A carpenter and furnishings were brought in from Acapulco to give the space an authentic design.

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