There are so many great things about this Mexican street food joint from the two guys cooking up a storm of tacos and tamales in a converted Kombi Van to the old mechanics garage the cafe is located within. Tacombi has a rustic "south of the border" feel, yet also a hard urban edge that is simply too cool for school. This place is very cool...very New York.
Despite the quirky decor and interior it goes without saying thought that the absolute best thing about Tacombi is the food. Miss M and I decide to keep our ordering to a minimum as we had a plan to head down the road to Russ and Daughters and pig out on cream cheese with salmon bagels...but that never happened as the deli was so crowded we could hardly get our foot inside the door.
I keep my ordering under control and order just two tacos. The AL PASTOR (marinated pork and roast pineapple) takes my fancy as does the CRISPY FISH (beer battered fish, chipotle mayo and cabbage slaw).
|Al Pastor - $3.67|
OMG - these tacos were AMAZING! The crispy fish taco blew my mind so much so that I'm going to attempt making this taco at home (using frozen fish from the supermarket though - let's not go too crazy with this whole cooking shingdig). I've already made a pineapple salsa a few times ala the AL PASTOR and it's been a big hit.
|Crispy Fish Taco - $3.67|
Miss Piggy cannot live on Tacos alone (sadly) so we bought a drink each. I go for the AGUA DE SANDÍAAGUA (Freshly squeezed lime and watermelon juice) and Miss M goes tropical and opts for a big tall glass of DE JAMAICA (tart, unsweetened tea brewed from hibiscus flower).
|Agua De Sandia (on the left) and Agua De Jamaica on the right - $2.67 each|
So needless to say I have big regrets in not having eaten my own body weight in delicious tacos and will be hitting up El Loco soon for something a bit more authentic than I can muster up at home.