Taco Mix

Tacos, Mexican
234 E 116th St (btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY 10029
(212) 289-2963
9:00am - 4:00am
9:00am - 4:00am
9:00am - 4:00am
9:00am - 4:00am
9:00am - 4:00am
9:00am - 4:00am
9:00am - 4:00am

If you can’t afford that vacation to Mexico this summer, at least get the next best thing. Make a visit to Taco Mix where you can savor a rainbow of gorditas, quesadillas, and arepas without leaving the island. These unknown street vendors would be the envy of any upmarket New York chef — they wish they could cook this good!

Taco Mix is a Mexican cuisine lover’s paradise where hefty mounds of sizzling orange meat is generously doused in spices and layered around a spit with vicious flames that roast it ever so beautifully.

The operator of this unique apparatus aggressively slices juicy pork onto a freshly made and charred tortilla like a samurai. He then uses a kitchen sword to slash a ripe pineapple and adds slivers of the tropical fruit on top. Next ingredient: a bouquet of fragrant cilantro and onion showering over the gorgeous and inviting meat. If that’s not enough, two salsas, verde and rioja, will satisfy your heat addiction.

“These should be illegal,” I say to myself. How can something that’s $2.50 be so good? Thankfully, it is. Head up north to East Harlem, make your way to Taco Mix, grab some ice cold brews, and prepare to enjoy a feast you’ll want over and over again! — Darren Atkins, 6/16/11



  • Try the al pastor taco, sliced to order off a rotating spit crowned with a hunk of grilled pineapple. It's one of NYC's 26 best tacos!
  • Try the al pastor tacos. The juicy meat is redolent with lime juice, earthy chilies, sweet pineapple and cumin. Its one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.
  • Original street style tacos. The only place that I've found tripas. El pasto is very good. Super inexpensive.
  • Best tacos in NYC
  • Go to El Aguila instead - The tacos are twice the size (116th and Lex)
  • Made with tiny corn tortillas doubled up and stuffed with more meat than they can easily contain, then sprinkled with fresh onions and cilantro, the tacos made therefrom are some of the best in town.
  • You wont find the mixed special which consists of wonderfully seasoned and unctuous pieces of flank steak, pork ear and beef stomach piled over tiny corn tortillas on the menu!
  • From Soho to SpaHa in Search for authentic Mexican tacos! Taco Mix # 1!
  • Gotta get the Chorizo taco
  • Al pastor taco changed my life. Best taco I have ever eaten.
  • Fresh ingredients. Even better prices!
  • Best tacos ever, bottom line. Enough said.
  • Thalia Sodi come aqu!
  • get the tacos de tripa uhmm!
  • Get the Al Pastor taco
  • great $2 tacos, nice guys behind the counter
  • Al pastor tacos for the win! There is very limited seating in the store but there is a standing area to eat your tacos where you can find all their hot sauces & some other toppings.
  • Tacos al pastor
  • This East Harlem hole-in-the-wall may serve the citys best al pastor tacos, sliced to order from a rotating spit crowned with a hunk of grilled pineapple.
  • Their Al Pastor is made colloquially

Nearby places

517 E 117th St (at Pleasant Ave)
2287 1st Ave (btwn E 117th & E 118th St)
517 E 117th St (at Pleasant Ave)