New York’s Chelsea Market is definitely a fun place to grab some lunch. It’s like LA’s Grand Central Market, but far fancier. And like any similar market, each food stall has a specialty. Like any good human that has spent a significant amount of time in Southern California, I need good tacos every once in a while and Pittsburgh has not yet delivered. So when I saw Los Tacos No. 1 in the Chelsea Market, I knew I had to make their tacos mine.
The stall looked like the inside of a taco truck with a little extra space. First, their spool of adobada (seemingly New York-speak for al pastor) called my name, then I ordered carne asada as well. They came with a choice of corn or flour tortillas and I went with corn. Each was topped with onion and cilantro (plus pineapple for the adobada) and I got mine without the onion. They came out and looked like a dream come true.
Sure, they were small, but packed with meat and the flavor of a true taco that can be found in taco trucks all over delicious Southern California. The only problem was the price. At 3 bucks a taco, these guys weren’t cheap. Yet, they were unquestionably cheaper than a flight out west and just about as good.
2 thoughts on “Two Tacos at Los Tacos No. 1”
whoa whoa whoa… if you dont think the ‘Burgh has no good tacos then you arent remotely looking in the right places.
Station Street Hot Dog in East Liberty.
Round Corner Cantina
I’ve been to Round Corner Cantina and they had some decent tacos, but definitely “Americanized.” I’ll have to check out Station Street and Yo Rita, I’ve also heard good things about Casa Reyna, but haven’t been yet.