Great outdoor seating for summer time ”Rosie’s”

Rosie’s    29 E Second St, New York, NY 10003  (212) 335-0114


Cuisine: Mexiacn

Neighborhood: East Village

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Occassion: I was here for snack and drink

Outdoor seat: Yes

Opened since: Spring 2016

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goa taco

pop-up paratha taco joint ”goa taco” in L.E.S.

Pop-up paratha taco joint @goa_taco in Lower East Side. 🌵🌵🌵 Slow Roasted Pork Belly Paratha Taco – picked red cabbage, chipotle mayo $8 😋 This location is closing by the end of month so hurry up and eat this unique taco! 💃

goa taco  79 Delancey St , (b/t Allen St & Orchard St) in Lower East Side (347) 218-2918

goa taco

Empellon Taqueria

Empellón Taqueria

Taco Feast at ”Empellon Taqueria” – West Village


The Empellon team (Al Pastor, Cocina, Taqueria) now has three locations in New York City. The newest taco bar, called Empellon Al Pastor, just opened in October on the corner of St. Marks and Avenue A. Empellon Cocina serves modern Mexican and is also in the East Village. Tonight I was at their original restaurant, Empellon Taqueria, in the West Village where they specialize in tacos.

Let me tell you my prego girlfriend, Michelle, had a blast. She used to love tapas food and wine, but since becoming pregnant she can’t drink, eat cheese, cured meat, or raw seafood. So she went cray cray ordering three different kinds of tacos plus reordering another plate of fish tacos again. Damn ~ #PregoGoneWildOverTacos

Here is what I enjoyed.  We tried three different kinds of tacos and two appetizers. I must say these were the best fish tacos I ever had. Even better than tacos I had in Mexico. But my two favorite dishes from dinner were the Shrimp (shrimp chorizo, nugget potato, serrano salsa) and theDiver Scallop (cucumber, tomatillo, mezcal) from the appetizer menu .  The scallops were raw so she Michelle cheated a little bit. hehe 🙂

I highly recommend that you order these three dishes the next time you visit Empellon in the West Village.

Mucho delicioso  *\(^_^)/*

P.S. — I recently visited Empellon Cocina for dinner and it was a completely different experience than the one I had at Empellon Taqueria. My patrolling report is coming soon so stay tuned! 🙂

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The Black Ant

The Black Ant

Mexican at ”The Black Ant” East Village

The Black Ant   60 second ave, New York, NY 10003  (212) 598-0300

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Pollo De Plaza 

black ant jerk roasted chicken, chile amarillo pomme purée, grilled garlic ejotes $22 ♥♥♥1/2

Enchiladas De Conejo 

pulque braised rabbit, chile morita salsa, queso fresco, guava fennel salad $23 ♥♥♥

Black Ant Guacamole

Avocado, orange, pasilla, grilled scallions, chicatana salt, corn tortillas $13 ♥♥♥1/2

Mission Cantina

Mission Cantina

Danny Bowien’s Mexican restaurant ”Mission Cantina”


Mission Cantina    172 Orchard St (b/t Houston St & Stanton St ) in Lower East side, NYC

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suader-lard braised beef brisket, dressed onion tacos $7 ♥♥♥


chicken wings-mole spices, chili vinegar, créme fraiche, celery $12.5 ♥♥1/2 


octopus and potato tostada-celery, olives, chorizo vinaigrette $12.5 ♥♥1/2


fresh queso oaxaca-grilled fry bread, vietnamese herbs $12 ♥♥


Brooklyn Taco Co

Brooklyn Taco Co     120 Essex St (between Rivington St & Delancey St) at Essex St. Market, NYC 

Snack Time Patrolling – The place is incredibly small and tucked inside of the Essex Street Market in Lower East Side. The Brooklyn Taco is literally like a mini stand out in the open. There are a few high stools in the waiting area. Tacos are around $4 each.  We ordered the Chilorio Brisket taco and the fish and Chipotle’d Chicken taco. The tacos are served on soft blue corn tortillas, which were fantastic *\(^_^)/* My favorite was beef brisket!! I will try Cola-Braised Pork next time!!! Stay tuned…….


Hecho En Dumbo

Hecho En Dumbo    354 Bowery (between Cooper Sq & 4th St)  NYC

My food blogger friend Lord of the folk invited me to join him for five-course Mexican tasting menu at Hecho En Dumbo another night. I came here few years ago for regular dinner but I didn’t know about their tasting menu at chef’s counter room. Overall great food and price isn’t bad. Best dish was Chile Relleno/Stuffed chile and Langostinos Petroleros with squid ink! Also we had a two complimentary dishes from the chef. Tuna Tartare and Veal Sweetbreads. I enjoyed Sweetbread very much. (^_^)

Five corse tasting $60

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Chile Relleno – Roasted chile guetro stuffed with seared scallop, Alaskan king crab, and Maine lobster, with roasted hen of the wood mushroom and baby leek in creamy chile ancho sauce ♥♥♥1/2


Tuna Tartare – chile dulla mayo, fried leeks, avocado, jalapeno oil ♥♥♥1/2


Langostinos Petroleros – Smoked langoustines sauteed with pickled chile guero, fennel, and red onion, finished in a creamy squid ink and parsnip sauce. ♥♥♥1/2


Neal Sweetbreads (hearts) with mayocoba beans puree, shallot, chile de arbol and champagne vinegar butter sauce ♥♥♥1/2

Langostinos Petroleros


Ensalada de Berros – A creamy Oaxacan-style cheese made in house and served with watercress, pomegranate, smoked marcona almond and a mint pumpkin seed oil ♥♥


Mole Chichilo – Grilled muscovy duck breast served with celery root piree, roasted chanterelle mushroom, and a spicy Oaxacan mole of chile chihuacle and hoja santa ♥♥♥1/2


Pastel Impossible Vanilla Flan with caramel glaze upon mexican-chocolate cake ♥♥♥1/2


Pastel de Almendra al Azafran – Fluffy almond saffron cake served alongside a star anise and salted caramel ice cream with an almond brittle ♥♥♥


Open kitchen view.


El Toro Blanco     257 6th Ave(Btwn Bleecker & W Houston St)



Seared Tuna Tacos citrus slaw, avocado, radish, cilantro, roasted jalapeño aioli $16 ♥♥♥


We had great time at El Toro Blanco last night. This place opened one month ago. I was here for drink and snack at bar area so I will go back for full dinner patrolling soon!!! Stay tuned……..♪♪☆~(^з^)~☆♪♪ xoxo

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Tuna* soy, lime, seared serrano, cucumber, avocado, cilantro $14 ♥♥♥


Camarones En Barbacoa* chipotle barbecued gulf shrimp, cumin slaw, roasted tomatoes avocado, flour tortilla $15 ♥♥♥


Guacamole made fresh to order. warm chips, etb salsa fresca $12 ♥♥♥