I recently stopped by Tacombi, a super-casual and cute Mexican restaurant in the West Village (there are locations throughout NYC, actually – with each one decorated slightly differently!). The indoor/outdoor setup of this place makes it perfect for summer dining and happy hour. My eating buddy and were seated and perused the menu, where you selected your choices with a golf pencil (is it just me or does holding one of those pencils make you feel like a giant?).
We ordered the Al Pastor, Chorizo con papas, and Baja crispy fish tacos (since I <3 my fish tacos bigtime) and the chips and guac. I also ordered the corn esquites because corn is my favorite vegetable (yes it IS a veggie even though it’s starchy thankyouverymuch) and thankfully my eating buddy neither likes corn nor mayo, so the esquites was ALL MINE!!! And I ordered a horchata because that stuff’s delish.
The guac was solid, though I thought the chips were a little thick (personal preference but I’m a fan of thinner chips).
The tacos, served on a soft tortillas, were out of this world – and I’m really not sure which one I would pick as my favorite. I favor fish, but that chorizo one was something else. I’m definitely ordering all three again next time I go.
The corn esquites is elotes, which you might be familiar with – but served off the cob, which I totally appreciate it. I actually almost never eat corn on the cob in public because of the messiness. Off the cob, I pretty much inhaled the esquites which was served warm with the perfect amount of mayo and cotija cheese. Yum.
If you’re looking for a fun and super casual place for after work drinks and dinner, definitely check Tacombi out. I plan to stop by the various locations to check out the decor. Happy eating!