We were in Harlem for an event when we saw Sexy Taco Dirty Cash. Those who think that it is a Mexican version of Hooters, you will be disappointed. No, it is just a restaurant with an interesting menu. Corails for instance have creative names that fit the theme: Thai me up (with Thai tea - my first choice, but unfortunately they ran out of Thai tea), Dirty Ole’Man (my second choice, but again, they did not have one of the ingredients) or the Victors Secret. As I was set finally on having a drink with Scotch, I settled for the Penicilin #3. Quite good, it was made with lemon and yuzu that gave a refreshing citrusy taste.
We then started with the guacamole. Homemade, it was just ok: I prefer when there are chunks of avocado and I found it a bit watery, probably because they put it on top of salsa...
Then, we hesitated between the tacos and the burritos. Their burritos are not your classic ones. For instance, they have one with Butter chicken (Indian) and another one with gochujang salsa roja (Korean). They also offer pressed burritos (Zapatos). Finally, Jodi chose their mushroom tacos, made with Mexican cream, tarragon, truffle oil, croutons and goat cheese. It was pretty good and tasty even if the color of the dish was not so appealing.
I decided to try their fish tacos made with with fried codfish, Chipotle remoulade and a cabbage slaw. Simple, i truly appreciated that it was not filled with ton of iceberg lettuce. it looked appetizing and I loved the purple color of the slaw. I loved that taco: the fish was crispy, perfectly cooked and not soggy.
Last was dessert. They had chocolate mousse and tres leches. We ordered the latter. Funny enough, the waiter looked at me as if I was nuts when I asked him if they made it there...They do not. It was good but a bit too dense. Still a good way to end the meal.
Overall the food was good, but I was not wowed by the place. Still, if you are in Harlem and want to eat Mexican food, it is a fun spot.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Sexy Taco Dirty Cash - 161 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026