What used to be Real Santa Fe, a full-fledged restaurant that closed a few years ago on 47th avenue near 47th street, is now Tacos Santa Fe. It’s a bit like a glorified taco truck in terms of its physical presence, as you can’t actually go inside (the indoor space is apparently used for their catering business).
As you can see though, there are a few outdoor stools where you can sit and eat – and watch the food being cooked right in front of you. We took ours to-go though, and you can of course order delivery as well.
First thing we had to try where of course the titular tacos. They are two buck each, but you can get three for $5, which is a great deal. And they did taste amazing! Not quite as good as some of the best taco truck tacos, but definitely up there. Bring your own hot sauce though, as they were not very spicy on their own (perhaps you just have to ask for them to be hot though). It always amazes me how cheap delcious real tacos are in New York, especially when compared to the comparatively priced Taco Bell junk.
The menu extends way beyond just tacos though – you can get all the key Mexican cuisine items. There are tortas, burritos, quesadillas, and even entire platters with steak, pork, or chicken. Here we have a $6 chicken burrito. It was good, but this is not the place I would go to for burritos.
The $5 quesadilla was surprisingly rich, filled with chicken, onions, peppers, and of course cheese. It was more appetizing than the burrito, but again not as good as you can get at a regular restaurant (but for $5 it’s certainly worth it). So all in all the tacos are by far the best, but given the excellent taco food trucks in Sunnyside, they will still have a tough