Towards the end of one year, my friends thought that we weren't hanging out enough. It's true, we weren't. So they started Tuesday night get-togethers. Every Tuesday, we'll pick a bar to drink, eat, and hang out for a couple of hours. Whoever can make it will attend. If you're busy, it's okay. There's always next week. So this is Tuesday Nights on Tasty Eating where you will find bars that serve food and how we like them.
On this recent Tuesday Night, we headed out to: Otto's Tacos
I went to Otto's Tacos in the East Village from a recommendation from a dear coworker. Disclaimer: he knows the guy that opened it, Otto. But, I'm always on the lookout for a good taco and this place seemed promising. West Coast style Mexican food? Yes please.
Thin tortillas pressed right up front then griddled until soft. We chose carne asada ($3 each) and chicken ($3 each) to start off. The chicken was soft, juicy, and delicious. The green salsa paired really well with it. The carne asada was even better. Chunks of juicy beef cooked tender but had still retained some char. We devoured these really quickly.
And just to explore the menu some more, we ordered a side of masa fries ($3) and, chips and guacamole ($3.25). Both were really good. The masa fries were crispy and thinly cut. The accompanying chipotle mayo was divine. We started eating eveything with that dip. The guacamole was smooth and simple. It just let the avocado shine.
All in all, we all agreed that this place was legit. Good food, good service. Even Mr. Matzo, the Mexican food skeptic, said he'd go back regularly. A win win for all.
141 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003