The Creek and the Cave

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Photograph: Mindy Tucker
Week at the Creek
Long Island City
This slick but unpretentious taqueria draws artsy young locals to its brick-walled, tin-ceilinged space for a touch of California in Queens. The owners met on the set of an indie film, and they get rave reviews for greaseless, flavorful Cal-Mex offerings such as Baja fish tacos and vegetable, meat or tofu burritos. Standouts include zesty guacamole, as well as fresh-juice margaritas in flavors like watermelon and strawberry. A downstairs lounge hosts live music on Fridays and Saturdays, and a terrace allows diners to imagine they’re soaking up California rays—along with the New York City noise.
Venue name: The Creek and the Cave
Contact:
Address: 10-93 Jackson Ave
Queens
11101
Cross street: at 11th St
Opening hours: Tue–Thu 11am–11pm, Fri 11am–midnight, Sat 3pm–midnight, Sun 3–10pm
Transport: Subway: G to 21st St; 7 to Vernon Blvd–Jackson Ave
Price: Average main course: $7. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V

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