NEW YORK CITY — From inventive takes on tacos to classic and traditional dishes to San Francisco street food, here are 12 new restaurants across the city to get your Mexican fix.
Dos Toros, 101 Maiden Ln., Financial District
Open Since: Nov. 17
Type of Cuisine: San Francisco-style Mexican food
The NYC mini-chain offers up Bay Area style taqueria eats to New Yorkers. The fast-casual restaurant serves a variety of tacos, burritos and quesadillas.
Open Since: Oct. 15
Type of Cuisine: Mexican/Southwestern
The brothers who brought won the Vendy Award for Best Street Food in New York City in 2008 for their Calexico food carts have opened their fifth brick-and-mortar restaurant in the city this week. Calexico serves dishes like its gringo taco, carne fries and a selection of rolled quesadillas. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Open Since: September
Type of Cuisine: Mexican
This new restaurant serves Mexican cuisine with an Italian twist. The menu includes a number of traditional Mexican dishes, such as burritos, tacos, tortas, tamales and fajita platters, but also features several Italian items like bruschetta. The owner, Nicola Maurello, ran Pasticcio, an Italian restaurant in Murray Hill, for about 30 years, and also owns Don Nico's food kiosk in downtown Brooklyn.