Los Tacos No. 1

Tucked away inside Chelsea Market the new Los Tacos No. 1 is creating quite a stir.  Just look for the long line of people at lunch time and you'll find the spot...set up so you pay for your items first then head to the cooks and submit your order.  This two step system works fabulous since you can customize your meal directly with the cook.

Choose from either corn or flour tortilla then add guacamole, onion, cilantro and/or salsa.  I ordered the polla asado (chicken) and adobada (marinated pork) on corn tortilla with everything except cilantro.

The pollo asado was tasty...chopped up into little cubes and wrapped up snugly inside the warm tortilla.  I loved the sweet, nutty flavor of the tortilla but found the chicken a bit boring. 

The pork taco was much better.  The meat marinates on a rotating spit all day then gets tossed on the griddle just before hitting the tortilla resulting in a crisp, smoky char that's incredible.  It's spicy and sweet with a ton of meat inside such a small shell.  This thing is the BOMB!  

There's all kinds of condiments you can add onto your taco as well like pico de gallo, salsa verde, grilled spring onions , lime and jalapeno.  These tacos end up being pretty messy so if you care about being sloppy in public best to eat them back at the office.  Otherwise pull up a spot a the counter and dig in.