Cindo de Mayo is this week and we don’t want you to miss out on some of the best Mexican grub in the area. Here are some of our favorites on the Avenue.
Castro’s tamales, made of masa (a starchy dough made of corn), stuffed with mole con pollo (a dark sauce over chicken) or rajas con queso (sliced poblano peppers with Mexican cheese), are a soft and steamy corn husk-wrapped delicacy that you won’t want to miss. Unwrap them and spice them up with the red and green salsa.
Castro’s, 511 Myrtle Avenue between Ryerson & Grand
Elote con Crema
Mexican street food is one of the biggest food trends today and you will see why when you try the Elote con Crema from Los Pollitos. The chef is able to turn a simple piece of corn into the perfect antojito (a small plate to satisfy a little craving) with only cheese and Mexican mayonnaise. Grab napkins and indulge in this popular crunchy and messy food. Yes, kernels will get stuck in your teeth but it will be worth it.
Los Pollitos III, 499 Myrtle Avenue between Hall & Ryerson
Tepango is a fabulous spot for delicious Mexican food at a great price. We think that you should try their raved-about burrito. Tepango’s burritos have been written about in the Gothamist’s Top 10 Burritos in NYC and The Daily Meal says, “this very well might be the city’s best burrito.” Swing by and choose one of their 13 tasty filled tortillas.
Tepango, 568 Myrtle Avenue between Emerson & Classon