Choza Taqueria churns out tasty Mexican street snacks at Gotham West Market

Build your own ceviche, tacos, tostadas and more at this mercado-inspired stall

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  • Photograph: Liz Clayman

    Tacos at Choza

  • Photograph: Liz Clayman

    Queso tamal at Choza

  • Photograph: Liz Clayman

    Ceviche at Choza

  • Photograph: Liz Clayman

    Carnitas torta at Choza

  • Photograph: Liz Clayman

    Choza

  • Photograph: Liz Clayman

    Choza

Photograph: Liz Clayman

Tacos at Choza


For the final piece in the hype-storm puzzle that is Gotham West Market, Matt Wagman and David Albiero roll out a taco-and-tamal shop and ceviche bar inside the critics'-darling food hall. Taking over Caroline Fidanza’s shuttered Little Chef stall, the restaurateurs teamed up with Akhtar Nawab—who’s previously manned the burners at Craft and La Esquina—to oversee a build-your-own menu of burritos, bowls and tostadas. Filling options include chipotle-marinated carne asada, zucchini with avocado salsa and citrus-braised carnitas. Along with made-to-order juices (orange, kale), the counter—inspired by Mexico’s knickknack-packed mercados and decorated with clay pots and glass vessels—also serves Mexican Coke, Jarritos and margaritas on tap. 600 Eleventh Ave between 44th and 45th Sts (212-582-7944)

MENU

PLATES
Three double-corn tortilla tacos with fresh cilantro, $8.04
Talera-roll tortas with black-bean paste, lettuce, cheese, chili cream, salsa and guacamole, $8.73
Flour-tortilla burrito with black beans, rice, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro, $8.73
Crispy corn-torilla tostadas with black-bean paste, lettuce, salsa and queso fresco, $3.22
Romaine-heart salad with beans, corn salsa, pico de gallo and lime-chili vinaigrette, $8.96
Black bean, rice, and pico de gallo bowl with fresh cilantro, $8.73
Tamal with queso fresco and salsa, $3.45

FILLINGS
Grilled steak with chipotle chili marinade topped with salsa roja, $1
Braised pork with citrus paired with tomatillo salsa and pickled vegetables, no extra charge
Spicy Mexican chorizo with poblano peppers, onion, salsa mancha and queso fresco, $1
Fish with pickled cabbage, chipotle cream, mango salsa, pistachio mole and queso fresco, $3
Shrimp with cabbage, fresh lime juice and chili-lime cream, $2
Lamb shoulder topped with roasted corn salsa and queso fresco, $2
Sautéed potatoes and poblano peppers with chilies, guajillo salsa and queso fresco, no extra charge
Citrus-roasted chicken with charred pineapple, buttermilk and tomatillo salsa, and queso fresco, no extra charge
Zucchini, squash and mushrooms with avocado salsa and queso fresco, no extra charge

CEVICHE
Mahi-mahi with passion fruit, aji amarillo and poblano peppers, $8.73
Grouper and shrimp with avocado, lime juice, tomato, red onion and serrano peppers, $9.65
Jalapeño peppers, lime juice, orange juice, red onions, serrano peppers and cherry tomatoes, $8.73

SIDES
Chips and guacamole, $2.07–$2.99
Chips and salsa fresca, $1.61–$2.53
Grilled corn, $1.84–$3.67
Rice and beans, $1.84–$3.67
Chicken tortilla soup, $3.91

JUICE, $7.35
Choose up to four: kale, spinach, cucumber, beet, ginger, orange, apple, lemon, pineapple, carrot


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