We were toodling around up north today and ended up in Peekskill around lunch time, so we stopped into Taco Dive Bar for brunch, mostly to enjoy the terrific river views. The restaurant was hopping, overflowing with hipsters and baby strollers, but luckily we were able to snag a table outside where it was less noisy. Service was quick and competent, although a couple of the servers seemed to be having a spat it didn’t interfere with our meal.
The food itself was pretty lackluster, though. The menu tries to make things sound a lot more interesting than they are. We ordered a breakfast burrito, brisket scramble, brisket taco and pork belly taco. The brisket in both cases was tender but pretty flavorless. The pork belly, which is advertised on the menu as smoked/seared and having a maple balsamic glaze, had zero hint of any flavor resembling smoke, maple or balsamic - it was tender enough, but just completely bland. Furthermore, the taco itself was uninspired - just lettuce, tomato and a little guac - so without an interesting and assertive flavor on the pork, it was blah. The brisket taco at least had pickled cabbage and fried onions to give it some texture and interest.
The chorizo breakfast burrito was by far the best thing we ordered, but even that wasn’t especially creative - just chorizo, cheese, eggs and potatoes in a tortilla with some guac and sour cream on the side. Brisket scramble was extremely bland, with all components underseasoned and the plate just lightly sauced with a not-very-interesting salsa verde.
At $5-6 per taco and $6 for a tiny basket of chips and salsa, this place is also hideously overpriced, but I suppose that’s to be expected for a hipster joint on the river in Peekskill. We won’t be back.