Here are 6 NYC Mexican Restaurants in East Village that You Need to Visit Now! COVID took away some great East Village Mexican restaurants from us. Luckily enough, some have taken their place, like Zaragoza and Borrachito. Many East Village Mexican restaurants have been itching to get their chances to shine, and now they are.


A majority of the restaurants now feature outdoor dining. The East Village boasts a broad selection of Mexican cuisine from white-tablecloth establishments to bodega taquerias and even degenerate.


Whether you’re looking for a formal sit-down dinner with friends or a quick bite of Pueblan double-tortilla tacos, the East Village is where we think you should go.


6 NYC Mexican Restaurants in East Village


So here are the 6 Mexican Restaurants in East Village that you have to visit if you want some great Mexican food!


Taqueria Diana


Taqueria Diana is a small “California Inspired” establishment right at St. Mark’s and Second Avenue. They serve simple yet great tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, and even rotisserie chickens.


They’re the people’s favorite post-bar restaurant and, as a result, are open until very late at night. Because of how successful their food has been, they’ve expanded to more locations like Hell’s Kitchen, Williamsburg, and Lower East Side. Taqueria Diana is available for Outdoor Dining.


Contact Details:
(646) 422-7871
129 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003




Paquitos is an East Village favorite that specializes in simple versions of Mexican-American cuisine. They serve great nachos, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and taco salads. They are also notable for their chimichangas, a deep-fried burrito without ice, but lots of beans, pico, and of course, cheese with a choice of your fillings. They also serve amazing gritty red salsa.


Paquitos has a couple of rudimentary standing tables provided outside for outdoor dining and, as of the moment, are available for online orders too.


Contact Details:
(212) 674-2071
143 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003




Borrachito, an established taqueria with major street cred in East Village, provides a unique aesthetic with their colorful window dispensing antojitos, Jarritos sodas, beer, and powerful mixes.


Borrachi, which means “Little Drunk,” really does live up to its name by beating the rest of the competition by being the first to flush out a decent birria taco made with oxtail instead of goat or chuck roast.


They’re open to outdoor dining and are also available for online orders.


Contact Details:
(646) 992-4743
206 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009


Sabor A Mexico


Sabor A Mexico is a small taqueria from Roberto Escamilla that offers a new perspective on Mexican food with Guerrero’s influence. They serve a full range of taco fillings, green chicken tamales, deep-fried flautas, and other Mexican-American specialties.


They also have hard-shell tacos and some burritos with their twists based on other culinary influences from many Mexican states. Sabor A Mexico is open the entire week and is available through online orders.


Contact Details:
(212) 533-4002
160 1st Ave
New York, NY 10009


Zaragoza Mexican Deli-Grocery


The Zaragoza Mexican Deli-Grocery is named after a town in Puebla and was founded in 2000. It’s both a grocery store and a cafe managed by Maria, Pompeyo, and Ruben Martinez.


They have a taco stand in the front and seating in the rear, but it’s currently unavailable. You can check their chalkboard for daily specials that sometimes include albondigas (meatballs), with boiled quail eggs at the center and great potato-and-chorizo taco made with a pair of blue corn tortillas.


Zaragoza Mexican Deli-Grocery is open the entire week and has outdoor dining available.


Contact Details:
(212) 780-9204
New York, NY 10009


Empellón Al Pastor


The last but not the least on this list is Empellón Al Pastor, a bar with outdoor dining right across Tompkins Square and near the epicenter of the East Village’s dining scene.


This bar specializes in Mexican spirits and drinks, along with several tacos centered on twirling cylinders of pineapple-marinated pork is handled by chef Alex Stupak.


Additional options include the famous cheeseburger taco and all sorts of playful snacks.


Empellón Al Pastor is available for outdoor dining, and you can visit their website if they picked your interest.


Contact Details:
(212) 367-0999
132 Saint Marks Pl
New York, NY 10009


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