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El Paso Taqueria

1642 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY, 10029, United States
TEL: (212) 831-9831

Consistently named among the best Mexican restaurants in Manhattan, El Paso has three uptown locations including this lively outpost on Lexington Avenue. “Authentic” is the restaurant’s watchword: the recipes are not Americanized, and the emphasis is on fresh, traditional ingredients. The space is designed with exposed brick, simple wooden tables, and Aztec-style artwork, and there’s also a covered back patio. Specialties include the made-to-order guacamole, the sangria roja (red sangria), and of course, the tacos, particularly the tilapia tacos and the tacos al pastor (shepherd-style tacos), made with roasted marinated pork, onion, and pineapple.

Insider Tip:

The main dining area is often crowded, so request a table on the more spacious patio if you prefer more room.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Brunch
  • Bar Dining
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Private Room Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Mexican


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