Time Out says
This rainbow-splashed lounge set inside the Pod 39 Hotel feels more like a happy-hour rec room than a tacqueria. The sprawling space is as colorful as a Mexican blanket, decked out in a spectrum of thrift-store junk, two long votive-lit bars, plush couches for lounging and Ping-Pong tables in glass-enclosed nooks. It is first and foremost a place to imbibe, its Mexicanish finger food mostly designed for easy consumption while clutching an icy cerveza.
In the kitchen, April Bloomfield (the Spotted Pig, the Breslin) and taco maestro Roberto Santibañez (Fonda) raise the bar on dirt-cheap Mexican snacks, turning out tiny tortillas—made fresh to order from Nixtamal masa—stuffed with primo ingredients from all over the place: tender skirt steak swaddled in a Texas-style smoky pecan-and-chipotle salsa, coconut-curry cauliflower crowned with fried mint, beer-battered fish padded with pickled red onion.
The restaurant is well worth wading through the clamorous front bar but beware: By the time your piping-hot churros arrive, the place may be mobbed with Murray Hill’s after-work revelers too soused to really care what they eat.
145 E 39th St
|Cross street:||between Lexington and Third Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central|
|Price:||Average taco: $6. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am–5pm, 5:30pm–2am|
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Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm -$6 Beers/$7 Wines/$9 Classic Margaritas -$8 Tacos(2 per order)/$8 Chicken Quesadillas/$4 Devil Eggs Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, includes service. Valid For: 1 - 20 People Mon-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PMOffer valid until Mar 16 2118
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I've been here before on a few occasions, and the rooftop bar is definitely worth checking out. I haven't eaten in the downstairs area, but the rooftop area is nice, though the menu is more limited and service can be somewhat spotty, Overall, though if looking for a place to have a casual drink and soak up a great view, would recommend coming here.
Drink, tacos & crazy cool decor prefect sums up your experience at Salvation Taco. Every dish is phenomenal but my fav are the steak tacos & fish tacos. Always say I'll try something new but I always veer back these 2. A great selection of tequila & beer, something for any kind is palette. Always packed during happy hour but totally worth smushed up walk to the bar. Cinco de mayo?? Forget it!!! Get there early to stake you clam in a corner & don't plan on leaving. ALL. NITE. Small dishes make it easy to nosh while you drink & take in the sites & sounds of this NYC must try taco place.
Incredible atmosphere on the rooftop. The food is great and the service was quick when I was there. It can get pretty busy at times, so be prepared to wait in line. You can't go wrong with any of their taco options, but my favorite is carne asada w grilled nopales, pickled peppers & onions.
This is a great place for tacos! They are small but delicious, and the drinks are great too. If you're looking to head to the pod rooftop, make sure to put your name in way early (like 5pm early). They now strictly enforce the amount of people going up there and it can take forever during happy hour (but the views are worth it!)
I thought this was a simple taco place but the food is actually very sophisticated Mexican style food. I went with several people and we shared our food and everything I tried was delicious. The portions are very small, if you are hungry consult your server about what would be best. The entrees reminded me of tapas more than whole meals. We sat in the back and had a very low table and very low seating. One of my companions is over six feet tall and he looked very uncomfortable. We all loved the music and ambiance, it's definitely not your typical Mexican restaurant. I definitely will go back, next time I might prefer sitting in the bar section on a bar stool as that could prove to be more comfortable for dining.
Salvation Taco is a fun, cool spot in terms of atmosphere. You walk in and there's a different set of decor in every corner of restaurant. I recommend coming during a non-busy time like a Sunday afternoon. Get some Salvation Margaritas and a few appetizers like the guacamole or chips/salsa. There are two ping pong tables in the back of the bar which I love - if you're looking for more of an activity. Downside is no food is allowed near the ping pong tables. Also the service isn't so great - our waitress barely came by to us throughout our time there and often had to order drinks at the bar separately.
A really cool environment ! Very lively and colorful! The margaritas are sooo good and refreshing after long day of work;)
I went to Salvation Taco's rooftop for Fourth of July, and it's one of my favorite Manhattan rooftops now. The brick facades, climbing green vines and string lights give it a really romantic feel. There's also a view of surrounding Manhattan on three sides. Downstairs, my friends and I ordered the empanadas (twice), al pastor tacos and churros. The tacos were small and simple, but somehow incredibly flavorful, like the meat had been cooking with spices for hours.
Fantastic place for great drinks and tacos. Might be a wait for the tables (20 min wait on a Tuesday evening for two) but usually room at the bar/lounge if you're in a hurry. Service was great, food was delicious, and atmosphere was fun. I'd suggest the Korean BBQ, Fried Fish and Cauliflower tacos.