Tortilleria Nixtamal

Restaurants , Mexican Long Island City
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 (Photograph: Todd Coleman)
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Photograph: Todd Coleman

Chipotle tamale at Tortilleria Nixtamal

 (Photograph: Todd Coleman)
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Photograph: Todd Coleman
Tortilleria Nixtamal

The congenial, busy owners of this Mexican joint make their own fresh masa (corn dough) from grain soaked and ground on-site. This means tacos of spicy skate that's been tucked into ethereal corn blankets for you, and for the kids—if the timing is right (try late morning or early afternoon)—the spectacle of a bright green machine spewing out tortillas. Once the show's over, grab a table and share a mound of guac and chips, delicate mole-bathed chicken enchiladas or fluffy, well-spiced tamales.

Venue name: Tortilleria Nixtamal
Contact:
Address: 104-05 47th Ave
Queens
11368
Cross street: at 104th St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11am–6pm; Fri–Sun 11am–9pm
Transport: Subway: 7 to 103rd St–Corona Plaza Station
Price: Average main course: $6. Cash only
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Christa Sully
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If you ever go to a Mets game or are near Flushing-Meadows Park, you need to visit Tortilleria Nixtamal. It would get 5 stars if it was more accessible, but it is so worth a visit.


The tamales are amazing, as are their tacos, and you can watch them making the tortillas in front of you. They take the time to do it right and it pays off. Not to mention, this place is cheap. If you love Mexican food, its a must visit.