Restaurants , Mexican Greenwich Village
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Tortas, taquitos and small-batch tequilas are the focus of this 65-seat Latin canteen—outfitted with hand-painted Mexican floor tiles and distressed-wood shelves—near Union Square. Find eight versions of the Mexican sandwiches, including pulled pork with Chihuahua cheese, beans and chipotle, and a panko-crusted chicken cutlet with spicy black beans, Oaxaca cheese and avocado. Drinkers can sip on small-batch tequilas, like Casa Noble or El Tesoro, and margaritas, such as one made with Espolon tequila, muddled cucumber and serrano chilies, and lime juice.

Venue name: Tortaria
Address: 94 University Pl
New York
Cross street: at 12th St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–midnight; Fri, Sat 11am–1am
Transport: Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: Average main course: $8. AmEx, MC, V
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After living in the neighborhood for 1.5 half years, I finally stopped by Tortaria the other night. Admittedly, the food is relatively so-so, but the atmosphere is great. You order at the register and self-seat. I had always wondered why this place was so packed, and now I know. It's the perfect place for big groups who want to catch up over shareable menu items and a wide assortment of drinks. Tip: try the shrimp tacos. They were the standout dish for me and my husband. Don't skimp the salsas/sauces as some of their food is a little dry.