El Diablito Taqueria

Looking for some solid Mexican food without the wait?  How about something to satisfy those post-run or post-bar munchies?  Boy do I have the place for you.  And yes, it’s time friends to graduate from the days of Taco Bell and into the real world.

The discovery occurred a couple weeks ago when I went to support a college friend of mine in her beginning improv performance.  She had taken a 8-session course at the well-known Upright Citizens Brigade and so kindly invited me to attend the final performance.  After the show, I met up with her and the rest of the group and we all went out to celebrate.


After a round or so of beers, we realized it was time for some lunch.  It was almost 2:30pm, yet no one (besides myself) had eaten all day.  As any wise individual knows, drinking on an empty stomach is a no-no.  So we set out in search of food and found ourselves at  El Diablito Taqueria.


While this appears to be the one and only menu (less choices = better cooking, right?) They are more than happy to customize your order.  I loved how vibrant the colors were on the interior of the restaurant, how unassuming it would be from a simple glance from outside.

IMG_5093Some people either continuing their buzz or drinking the Mexican brews simply to feel thematic with their meal.  From what I could see the only beverages offered were that of Mexican beer or Jarritos, the flavorful Mexican sodas.


My friend Michelle’s torta – a sandwich filled with guacamole, beans, cheese, lettuce, and your choice of filling

I practically grew up eating Cal-Tex-Mex 4 or 5 nights a week, so my view of Mexican food is a bit distorted.  However, I guess you could say I am also pretty picky about my Mexican food coming from California.

When I go out to eat, I look for something that I can’t necessarily make at home, something that overflows with flavor, and something that will leave a lasting impression.


This divine creation certainly hit all three of those categories.  The Huarache was something I had never encountered and thus obviously something to order.  It was a corn flat bread (thicker and spongier than a corn tortilla) and topped with black bean puree, chopped lettuce, crema fresca and your choice of filling.

For a little under $9, I left quite content and honestly ready for a nap in the spring sun.

El Diablito Taqueria
60 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10003
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6 thoughts on “El Diablito Taqueria

  1. You find such unique places to eat at! It’s one of my favorite parts of your restaurant reviews 🙂 I love it when places have small menus because that is typically my experience….better made food! Nice that they customize it for you, too…,and both the meals you showed looked and sounded wonderful (sans the beans…I’m not a bean fan 😛 )

  2. This looks amazing, I love love love when a restaurant looks simple and unassuming from the outside 🙂 When Mexican is done right, it’s one my my favourite things to eat – it just HAS to be fresh and authentic though right! And mexican beers are not something to be sniffed at! Great post 🙂

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