Sometimes you just want to sit and munch on a taco

10 May

Without a scene. Near a subway. Where your marg can be made with lime juice instead of sour mix if you ask nicely. And the chips are free. And you don’t smell like fajitas when you leave.

And so I present to you … Tepito Taqueria & Cantina  on First Ave at 14th Street. If it were any closer to public transportation it would be on the L. This is a big space with good food and huge windows that open onto the street, keeping it bright and airy. There’s also a large table that’s great for groups. We tried the Mahi Mahi BLT Tacos (yes, topped with bacon)! Most tacos are around $15—not exactly Mexican-street-food cheap, but the accompanying black beans and rice make them meal-worthy.

In addition to Tepito’s selection of nearly 30 tequilas, there are also four Mexican beers on tap, which is rare. Happy hour is a big deal here: $5 margs (although I opted for the pricier Spicy Guayaba made with jalapeno-infused tequila and guava puree).

Overall, a convenient Mexican spot to grab a bite with a friend and catch up on convo without blaring music or drunk kids making out in the corner.