Tres Carnes

Restaurants, Mexican Flatiron
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 (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Smoked-brisket burrito at Tres Carnes

 (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Salt-and-pepper brisket taco at Tres Carnes

 (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Smoked-and-pulled-chicken taco at Tres Carnes

 (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Esquites at Tres Carnes

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Photograph: Jessica Lin

The Cock's Tail Michelada at Tres Carnes

Barbeque pit master Mike Rodriguez travels north from the legendary Salt Lick, bringing his Texas smoked-meat bona fides to Chelsea. The slow-and-low savant teams with chef Sasha Shor (Little Town NYC, Hudson Terrace) for a Texican—Texas and Mexico—mash-up. Menu headliners include the TC16 Special (an 11-spice-rubbed brisket, smoked for 16 hours) and El Pollo Adobo (pulled chicken with a wet rub of achiote, adobo and lime). Get the proteins in tacos or burritos with sides, like black-eyed peas cooked in Lone Star beer, or corn kernels smothered in cilantro-lime butter, cotija cheese and Mexican crema. La Newyorkina pastry chef Fany Gerson supplies desserts, including a smoked-sugar doughnut-meets-churro specialty. Drinks range from classic margaritas made with Sauza tequila to beer ’tails like the Lager Ahumado—Negra Modelo with smoky chipotle puree, lime and Sidra apple soda. The joint's decor takes inspiration from rural and urban hallmarks: Antique ranch tools hang from the ceiling, while a graffiti mural covers one wall.


Venue name: Tres Carnes
Address: 688 Sixth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 22nd St
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 8am-10pm, Fri 8am-midnight, Sat 11:30am-midnight, Sun 11:30am-10pm
Transport: Subway: F, M to 23rd St
Price: Average main course: $10. AmEx, MC, V
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Tres Carnes specializes in slow cooked barbecue Tex- Mex food. They’ve got salads, tacos, burritos, and bowls for you to choose from. Some amazing sides to try are the guacamole and chips, chill - lime corn, rice and beans, and the brisket chili. Each week there is a chef’s choice weekly smoke, so the menu keeps changing. If you are not in the mood for meat, order the No Carne Especial Bowl which has chili-lime corn, roasted seasonal vegetables, green poblano rice, black beans, and much more. Wash your meal down with a refreshing Mexican soda or fresh agave limeade.

This is my go to spot for Mexican food in the neighborhood. I’ve ordered steak quesadillas from there more times than I can remember. And they are always fantastic. They always deliver quickly and the delivery guys are all very friendly. The chips and guacamole are hand made and better than anything you can get in a store. I’ve also stopped in and met the staff and the restaurant is as I’d hoped, very comfortable and suiting of the food. If you are looking for high quality eats and a reasonable price, with friendly staff, this is the place to go!