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Welcome To Taco Chulo

When I first arrived in New York City, I emailed a few local food bloggers to ask where the good, cheap Mexican food was hiding.

After a few discouraging responses, one foodie directed me towards Taco Chulo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Map).

Despite what it says on their website, the walk is anything but short from the Bedford Ave. stop on the L train.

Also, it's a restaurant, not a burrito shop.

I was mislead from the start.

This entry is filed in Taco Chulo.

Monday, January 02, 2006 by Jonah.


The place to go for authentic & cheap Mexican is Matamoros (on Bedford right by the L). Matamoros is a Mexican grocery with a food stand in the back. It sucks that you missed out on that experience. There's also Vera Cruz, right next to Matamoros, but not cheap (not overly pricey, but not cheap the way Matamoros is). Which foodies were you talking to?

Posted by: Sarah in Brooklyn at January 19, 2006 03:20 PM

you guys are all crazy i like taco chulo food alot! it might be a tad over pricey for my wallet all the time but come on potatoes in the burritos! good stuff!
and matamoros is isnt THAT cheap either.
nothing in new york is. there really isnt california style mexican food here..duh.

Posted by: gina bo bina at February 18, 2006 02:52 PM

I second the matamoros recommendation, but don't know if I'd endorse Vera Cruz...they've got a good bar for happy hour margaritas, but the food is a little nouveau (goat cheese and shitake mushroom enchiladas, etc.) One of my faves in Manhattan for cheap, satisfying mex-american food is Paquitos. You can order at the counter and eat in, or there's a sit-down restaurant area in the 1st. ave. & St. Marks location.

Posted by: A.V. Phibes at May 8, 2006 11:10 PM