Redemption at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

After our meal at Salvation Burger few weeks ago that was a bit disappointing and overpriced, we still decided to try Salvation Taco, another venture from Chef April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman. They describe Salvation Taco as a "taqueria and cantina featuring a menu influenced by international cuisines". International for sure when you see their Indonesian BBQ or Moroccan lamb taco (I was going for this one, but they did not have it the day I went...Bummer!).

Bar at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Bar at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Game room at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Game room at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Lounge at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Lounge at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Dining room at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Dining room at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Lounge at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Lounge at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Lounge at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Lounge at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

The decor of Salvation Taco is amazing: you would think that the room you see when you enter is it, but in fact, if you go in the back, you will be surprised by the large cozy dining room that looks like a lounge, with its banquettes and comfortable armchairs, as well as the fireplace in the back that makes you want to grab a book and just sit there. They also have a room with a ping pong table that is probably more used for beer-pong than anything else...

Decor on the wall at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Decor on the wall at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Decor on the wall at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Decor on the wall at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Food wise, we were not disappointed this time. Of course, we ended up getting the guacamole and chips that were very good, with the right amount of acidity and salt, as well as chunks of avocado. 

Guacamole at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Guacamole at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Guacamole at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Guacamole at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Tortilla chips at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Tortilla chips at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

For her entree, Jodi went for the mushroom tostada, made with hen of the woods, pickled red onions, tomatillo and cilantro. It was good, the tomatillo adding some more crunch to the already crunchy fried tortilla that was in the bottom, as well as adding some acidity. 

Mushroom tostada at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Mushroom tostada at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

On my side, I went for the fish tacos that were served with Mayan mayo and pickled red onions. The presentation itself was beautiful, with very nice colors. And the first bite was fantastic: the beer battered fish was perfectly cooked, flakey and moist, but first you get the crunchiness of the delightfully greasy batter. The Mayan mayo was good, but I found an unequal amount of it in each taco. 

Fish tacos at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Fish tacos at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Fish tacos at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Fish tacos at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Last was dessert and we could not resist ordering the churros that were succulent, not greasy, crunchy, with hints of orange. Dipped in the thick Mexican chocolate, it was heaven. 

Churros at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Churros at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Churros at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

Churros at Salvation Taco in NYC, NY

This was a great meal and my apprehension after trying Salvation Burger was quickly gone: Salvation Taco, although a bit pricey, is a great place, perfect for a nice dining experience. I would definitely go back, but maybe this time for dinner.

Enjoy (I did)!

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