Patricio Sandovalâ€™s mod taqueria in the East Village is ready and worth the wait! If you are looking for a mix of traditional with a modern twist, this is your place. Along with traditional guacamole you can feast on chipotle with pineapple & mint or sandia with watermelon & chile habaneros.Â Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed. Patricio uses only the freshest ingredientsÂ and it shows. I found the combination of flavors literally dancing on my palate.
Menu offerings include yummy tacos (more than 10 types)Â on homemade corn tortillas, marinated grass fed skirt steak and braised organic chicken barbacoa style. The pescado tacos with tilapia and chile poblano were my favorite.
The bar menu designed by The Tippling Bros. willÂ delight you as well. Try the Bloody Mary with tric-quila, tomato, horseradish and habanero. It’s clear in colorÂ and delicious.
Mercadito Cantina (212-388-1750) is located at 172 Avenue B, between 10th and 11th Streets.Â Â