Bed Stuy/ Bushwick

A 15-taco tour of Bushwick

Tacos 4-6

El Paisa Taqueria, 324 Suydam St., (718) 417-0381

These three tacos were so so to awesome. The al pastor taco had the texture of canned tuna fish; I didn’t like it. The bistek was pretty good, but the fucking chorizo, man. So delicious. One of my favorite tacos in Bushwick. These three tacos were supposed to be an appetizer for another three tacos, but my taco partner pussed out. I blame it on his inferior training.


Tacos 7-8

Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos, 271 Starr St. (718) 456-3422

Obviously there’s this place. It seemed like everyone I spoke to commented “that place is overrated,” but I call that pretentious BS. I had two tacos here, the carnitas and bistek. Wish I tried all their tacos ever. This place makes their own tortillas on site which is pretty awesome. You go in, grab a notecard and write down what you want, your name and to stay/to go. The meat was delicious and the toppings were minimal. Also, there were a lot of hot dudes there. I appreciate that. I also appreciate how unironically into the Lion Kingthe guy working there was. I hear ya man.


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  1. amberlina25

    The taco truck outside of the Morgan stop by far has some of the best tacos I’ve had in Brooklyn. They run about $2 a piece and if you play your cards right you might get them to give you a shot of tequila….

  2. emilyberninger

    Agreed (I think). The only problem is that the taco truck is around the corner from Pine Box, and Pine Box has pickle backs… therefore, while consumed, no review of the Morgan Stop taco truck was able to be formed.

      • La Cholulita is great. Technically it’s in Bed-Stuy bc it’s on the south side of B-way, but I think their tacos are some of the best. (And I noticed the tag on the article says Bed-Stuy/Bushwick). They have great cemitas as well. La Pasadita, the truck that hangs out outside of Mr. Kiwi’s at Myrtle/B-way is pretty good too. I like their al pastor tacos and quesadillas con papas y chorizo.

  3. versayce

    I haven’t eaten Mexican in Bushwick in awhile, but I remember enjoying the truck right outside of the Myrtle-Wyckoff stop on the L/M, just east of the elevated tracks on Wyckoff.

    Going to have to agree with the majority about Dos Hermanos. Not to be that asshole, but I think it was better when it was actually part of the factory, not sealed off like it is now. The “gringoization,” after the NY Times review/the DOH shutting them down kind of killed it.

  4. ajuacate

    gurl, you talk the taco talk
    walk the taco walk
    (even if it is a waddle)

    Looking forward to retracing (most of) your footsteps. What’s your
    absolute favorite Brooklyn Mexican food joint?

  5. Taco Boy

    I’ve tried most of those, and you are actually missing the very best in bushwick, and in my opinion, blows away the tacos in jackson heights or sunset park… It’s a taco truck (not a cart) at the corner of myrtle and wyckoff right off the jmz…. called “tacos la carcachita”

    My favorite are the chichurron and the pork enchilada tacos. how i miss this place since leaving the hood….

    they are open pretty late (5am or so) – however not on mondays.


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