We’ve been meaning to stop in here ever since @chowdom recommended it a few months ago, and last night seemed like the perfect time to go out for tacos (just in case!). This little place serves a nice line up of tacos, as well as tostadas, burritos, burgers, salads, a half chicken entree and a few sides. You seat yourself, place your order at the front, pick up your own silverware and salsas, and then they bring you the food on paper plates. BYOB, which we didn’t realize before we went, but there is a Foodtown with a decent beer selection just around the corner.
I am low-carbing so I actually ended up ordering a burger, which was listed on the menu as a Brisket (1/4 lb) burger. I asked for it over a salad, no bun, which seemed to cause some confusion - there was just one young server taking orders and running food, and there seemed to be a bit of a language barrier between him and the kitchen (which is exposed). Anyway, I mistakenly took the menu listing for Brisket to mean that the burger would come topped with the beef brisket they use in their brisket tacos, and didn’t ask for clarification, so I was disappointed when my burger was just a burger. I also didn’t specify how I wanted it cooked (nor did they ask), and it came out absolutely incinerated. My fault, but when I questioned the server about the lack of brisket he graciously offered to swap my entree or have the burger remade for me (rare).
My husband ordered a brisket taco so I was able to sample it anyway, and it was delicious! However, the best thing BY FAR were the Brussels sprouts - insanely good. They were roasted crispy and then tossed with their arbol salsa, cheese, mayo and cilantro. DH also had a pastor taco and a steak taco, both of which were tasty enough but definitely needed salsa or something to make them a little more interesting. I tasted their passionfruit habanero salsa, which was not too sweet and had a good kick, and their roasted tomato salsa, which was smoky but otherwise a bit bland.
IMO the prices are a little high given that it’s not a full service restaurant, with most tacos coming in around $4-4.50 - that’s what I pay at one of my favorite taquerias in midtown Manhattan, and it is full service. Tacos el Poblano in downtown Yonkers is also full service, with a much broader menu and lower price. I’d come back for the Brussels sprouts, though!