NYC: Mission Cantina

Went to Danny Bowien’s highly anticipated sequel to his Mission Chinese.  It’s not authentic Mexican but it still hit the spot on my last trip to NYC. We didn’t have room to order their rotisserie chicken but still filled our bellies with a few reasonably priced tacos.

Guac and shrimp flavored chicharones

Guac and shrimp flavored chicharones

Guacamole and shrimp flavored chicharrones: guac was nothing out of the ordinary but still good and loved the spicy salsa with the chich.

Pork belly (back), lamb and beef brisket tacos

Pork belly (back), lamb and beef brisket tacos

Fish taco

Fish taco

We liked all the tacos we ordered (pork belly, lamb shoulder and beef brisket) but our fave was the fish. It was deep fried in a tempura batter with avocado and crème wrapped in their corn-only house made soft tacos!

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Was a pleasant lunch to break up the day of walking and shopping. Would definitely go back again especially for their Taco Tuesday at $1.

www.missioncantinany.com

172 Orchard Street, New York (LES)