Sunday, January 23, 2011


Oaxaca is a chain of no-frills Mexican street fare restaurants offering authentic food in a spot of minimalist decor for very low prices. I have been to two of the Oaxacas- one on 4th Ave in Park Slope and one on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens. Each spot offers the same grub. There are daily specials and weekly lunch specials of two tacos and rice and beans for $6.95. I have tried both the taco and the burrito which is not on the menu. What sets these Mexican staples apart is that the the tortillas are warmed on the flattops and the fillings are that good. The tacos are $2.95 and filled with your choice of meats or specials. Yesterday, I ate the burrito with a filling of potato and poblano peppers that also included black beans, tomatoes, cheese and pickled onions served in a warmed and slightly charred tortilla with a dollup of sour cream. I asked for salsa verde whcich was a slightly spicy green salsa. The flavor was outstanding.

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