This colorful taqueria is named for the Nahuatl (an Aztecan language) word meaning “tortilla.” Sip a creamy, cinnamon-dusted horchata while a cook in the open kitchen works to the sound of Mexican rock & roll, stuffing flatbread rounds with plump shrimp and delicate, chopped tilapia, and garnishing them with diced onions, cilantro and lime juice. A list of special fillings—funky, crackling tripe; shreds of gelatinous, stick-to-your-teeth beef head—seriously ups the authenticity quotient.
|Venue name:||Taqueria Tlaxcalli||Contact:|
2103 Starling Ave
|Cross street:||between Odell St and Olmstead Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 10am–midnight; Fri-Sun 10am–1pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Castle Hill Ave|
|Price:||Average taco: $3. AmEx, MC, V|