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||Contact:|
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|
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I gotta say, I wasn't impressed. In a city where tacos, burritos, and the like can be found EVERYWHERE you have to really do things right to stand out. I was in Union Square and craving a chicken quesadilla. As dos toros happened to be right there and I had heard the name before, I figured I should try it out. I got the chicken quesadilla (of course) and found it to be quite bland. It just felt like chicken with a bit of cheese on a tortilla and no flavor. Definitely not worth the price. Boo got a burrito and it tasted more of the same. I just remembered instantly wishing we had just gone to Chipotle or anywhere else. Just saying for the price, I didn't feel the quesadilla was worth it. If you're using minimal and simple ingredients, those flavors HAVE to shine. I can only speak for the burrito and quesadilla, but I assume that the tacos aren't any better. I think there are better places to get your fix and for a much better price.