Recently, we ate at Pinche Taqueria, a Mexican restaurant located few steps from Union Square. It all started in 1973 in Tijuana and now, they have three locations in NYC: 14th, Mott street and Lafayette street.
It is like most of the fast casual food places: you order at the counter, they give you a number and then bring the food to your table.
Their menu has the standard Mexican dishes: tacos, quesadillas, burritos, tamale, tortas and for the healthiest of us, salads.
We decided to start with guacamole and chips.
It was served with guacamole, onions and cilantro, on a soft corn tortilla. It was just ok for me; nothing specific to that restaurant, it is just that I prefer vegetarian tacos with more flavor.
On my side, I decided to go with a combination of two tacos: pollo assado (charbroiled chicken) and pescado (fish):
It came with rice and refried beans that seemed to be homemade (they claim that they do not use any frozen or canned food and on that one, I tend to believe it).
The chicken taco was served with onions, cilantro and guacamole, similar to Jodi's vegetarian taco.
It was good, the chicken being quite flavorful.
The fish taco was served with cabbage and cilantro dressing.
It was fresh, flaky, crispy and not greasy. However, the cabbage was a bit dry.
With our dinner, we drank a Mexican pineapple drink that I love!
The food was pretty decent, at a good price, and I would certainly go back there. However, I hope they will lower the volume of the music because it was very loud and not very soothing. Also, the service was unequal, some staff being very nice and some others less, like this guy who was upset because the dish he brought to us was not ours...
Enjoy (I did)!
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