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Otto's Tacos

Restaurants, Mexican East Village
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Otto's Tacos
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Garrett Ziegler

Time Out says

California native Otto Cedeno doles out Mexican eats at this 13-seat joint lined with wood panels and white subway tiles. House-made corn tortillas are topped with your choice of six proteins, including shrimp with serrano crema and beer-braised carnitas. Along with horchata, there are micheladas and Mexican beers.



Address: 141 Second Ave
Cross street: between St. Marks Pl and E 9th St
Transport: Subway: 6 to Astor Pl
Price: Average taco: $3. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun noon–midnight; Fri, Sat noon–4am
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Be sure to check out this East Village taco eatery! The East Village offers many amazing food options. Otto's Tacos is definitely a top contender. They offer classic tacos and unique options. Try the fish tacos or the Brussels sprout tacos! I'm personally in love with the horchata.


Three words: Serrano cream sauce! The slow-braised pork tacos are the perfect amount of savory, especially when topped with the Serrano cream sauce. I haven't tried their other tacos, but you wouldn't have to twist my arm to have this dish again!


Otto's Tacos. My go to taco place when I'm in the East Village and willing to shell out the dough. These tacos are really good, especially the shrimp ones with the serrano crema. I can only speak for the chicken taco, carne asada taco, and shrimp taco. All super tender, super fresh ingredients. The tortillas are made from scratch right in front of you. Very simple, bold flavors. However, the only caveat is that the tacos are pretty small for the price. If you want a meal, expect to order a minimum of three tacos. Flavor wise, these tacos are spot on. Just make sure you're willing to spend the cash for 'em.


I've been here twice, once they catered a dinner event we had at work and once I went for dinner with my cousin. I think I really liked it the first time because I had been drinking and you know alcohol makes the world go round. I had the veggie tacos and they were pretty filling. I did the rice, guac, onions and some other stuff. The second time I just had chips and guac which I wasn't that into.

The restaurant is very cute and small, they fill the orders very quickly and the staff is nice. It's great for a quick, cheap bite to eat.