Siblings Leo and Oliver Kremer left the Bay Area to teach New Yorkers a thing or two about Cal-Mex cuisine. Their tiny East Village storefront specializes in San Francisco–style burritos—California’s perversely swollen, pico de gallo–drenched wonders. Try one stuffed with rice and beans, along with your choice of protein: carne asada (meaty grilled flap steak), locally raised, brined and grilled chicken, or porky, slow-cooked carnitas. Though the burrito is the star, other menu items make for worthy detours: The griddled quesadilla is a crisp, compact parcel of meat, melted Jack cheese and vibrant guacamole.
|Venue name:||Dos Toros|
137 Fourth Ave
|Cross street:||between 13th and 14th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11:30am–11pm; Sun noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Third Ave; N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
|Price:||One taco: $3.67; one burrito: $7.35. AmEx, MC, V|