The team behind Union Square pretty-people staple the Coffee Shop launches a Mexican spin-off next door, rigging the former four-car garage with a 25-foot mahogany bar, hanging surfboards and bright beachside posters. From an open kitchen, San Diego native Joel Oberlander (the Coffee Shop) sticks to his West Coast roots, serving tacos such as smoked pastrami with Thousand Island slaw and smoked brisket with pico de gallo, guacamole and salsa verde, alongside heftier burritos and flattened tortas. Drinks range from Mexican beers (Negro Modelo, Pacifico) to agave-based cocktails (paloma, margarita).
|Venue name:||Flats Fix Taco|
28 E 16th St
|Cross street:||between Union Square West and Fifth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu, Sun 11:30am-midnight; Fri, Sat 11:30am-2am|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $10|
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I came to check out Taco Shop last week with my husband (after he saw that Time Out mentioned them in the magazine), and it was a fantastic experience. The bartender/waiter was superb and was full of recommendations. We ordered two of the cocktails—both very tasty and mine was generously strong. As for the food, we feasted. We both ordered a trio of tacos (mine was fish, pastrami, and pork) that came with a side of beans/rice. We also got chips and guac and a side of corn. Wow, the food was delicious and filling. I am thrilled to know this place is near where I live as I will definitely be visiting again.