Monday, December 12, 2011

Unlimited Tacos at Tacombi

Tacombi at Fonda Nolita
Talking about tacos caused quite the stir with my friends. Almost each one had their favorites, and a few asked why theirs didn't make my top 5 list?! Well, I haven't eaten EVERY taco in New York is the simple answer. At least one friend decided to use this as an opportunity to hang out and eat his favorite tacos. Being the super sweetheart that he is, he surprised me with two hours of unlimited tacos at Tacombi at Fonda Nolita. We tried to eat our weight in tacos.

Tacombi at Fonda Nolita
I had heard of Tacombi before, I just didn't realize where it was or I would have stopped by sooner. For my first round of tacos, I went with all their fish options, while he went with al pastor (marinated pork) and picadillo (ground sirloin). I have to say, their fried fish taco is definitely one of the best in the city. The beer battered fish is balanced with cabbage slaw, and is the perfect size for a two-taco meal. Any bigger and it would be a gut-bomb. Any smaller and you'd feel gypped. Their other two fish tacos have seared fish as a base, and both are equally delicious. I was especially drawn to the pescado a la plancha con piña with involved a grilled pineapple salsa. This'll be good when I'm in the mood for tacos, but on the diet (you all know the post-holiday diet is coming!)

Breakfast Chorizo Taco
My other favorite went to the breakfast taco, sorry for the blur. I'm not doing unlimited tacos without getting my chorizo, avocado, potato, and egg on! And dear God, this is a hangover dream. A good amount of spicy chorizo and topped with creamy, ripe avocados are what I wish I ate every morning. Since I can't eat this nearly as often as I'd like, and probably neither can you, I'll leave you with Hilah Cooking's video on how to make your own. Just top that sucker off with avocado and you won't even need to take a shower to have some chorizo breakfast taco deliciousness.

For those of you wondering how much it costs to have two hours of unlimited tacos with a six pack, it was $50. Halfway through, they turned the lights down low and the Christmas-y overhead lights came on all romantic-like for those of you looking to make the moves on a lady, or want to feel like you're at a beach-side taco joint.

Tacombi at Fonda Nolita
267 Elizabeth St
(917) 727-0129


Evan said...

I'm going to have to stop by Tacombi. It's a cool looking place, isn't it? From the looks of your post, the tacos seem delicious, too.

Azi Bobbie said...

Come back to So. Cal. I'll take you out for TACOS! And salasas and
aguas frescas! and tamales of every kind!
But tell me about the the picture ham? or reg. roast pork?
Glad you didn't inherit your dad's problem of avocados making the "roof of his mouth itch"! How can you live without guacamole?
keep writing! my students love it!
Azí Bobbie