Tiny, storefront sized place (seats maybe twenty at tables, five at a counter) with dishes that are head and shoulders above what you find at the majority of NYC's Mexican restaurants, whether big or small. Enormous care appears to be taken with preparation, everything cooked to order, so don't expect "fast" food either in pacing or quality. On our first visit, we had a chile relleno that was among the best we've ever had in NYC (both of us reared in the South West on Mexican food), a fish-taco special with a wonderfully fiery habanero sauce, excellent guacamole (that tasted, as it should, primarily of avocado), and perfectly cooked rice and black beans. The staff is welcoming, attentive, and informal. We arrived at about 5:15pm and most tables were free. By the time we left, roughly an hour later, it was standing-room only. So you might want to avoid prime dining hours if you're on a tight schedule. We can't wait to go back.
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