And in one corner we have Choza Taqueria and in the other, we have Los Tacos No. 1. Both serve traditional Mexican food in two different New York markets.
First up was Choza Taqueria inside Gotham Street Market. I ordered three carnitas tostadas with a side of guacamole and chips while Mister C ordered the chicken mole.
I loved the crunchy texture of the tostadas combined with the soft pulled pork, however it was a little on the spicy side for me even though I was told there were no chilli’s. Cause’ what woman doesn’t love being photographed while she hoovers into an enormous tostada?!
The Gotham Market plays the football on a large screen and best of all, there’s a bar called Cannibal stocked full of local NY craft beers. And in the other corner is Los Tacos No. 1 at Chelsea Markets. Their food stall looks as authentic as their food tastes, and you’ll find it hidden deep inside the market. I ordered a chicken quesadillas served on a corn tortilla. I’m sorry but after one bite, I knew this wasn’t even a close competition. Los Tacos No. 1 wins hands down. Their flavours, the melted cheese, the corn tortillas- the whole thing was delicious. You can top your meals with a load of free options from limes, radishes to tomato salsa, which are all available at the counter. Unlike Choza Taqueria there are no tables at Los Tacos No. 1 so you just join the strangers standing at the bar and start hoovering. Honestly, I could have gone back for seconds but I passed an ice creamery that had to be sampled, purely for the blog of course. Ronnybrook Farm Dairy is also inside Chelsea Market and it offers a small selection of ice cream flavours that change regularly. I went for the pumpkin as I have a huge weakness for pumpkin pie. Quite honestly, I could spend the rest of my New York days going back and forth from Los Tacos to Ronnybrook’s but alas there’s a long list I have to eat my way through.