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Travellers' Choice2023
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Theater District
0.3 km from Times Square
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All reviews tacos carne asada pork guacamole steak taco place the chelsea market location grilled cactus times square simple menu mexican food quick bite counter service super tasty worth the wait line out the door quick service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tacos as well as the chips and salsa really hit the spot. The icy cold soda completed the meal! Wish we would have had more time to be able to eat there again. Staff was helpful and service was fast. A must try for...a quick bite! Absolutely yummy!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tacos for a reasonable price. The tacos were delicious and service was fast and efficient. The place is not one you would like to spend a long time in, the purpose is obviously to have your tacos and move on. Great value all in...all !More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since it was delicious I am unable to give a lower rate but it is pretty crowded, you can’t sit down and people seem to be frustrated because of that. But you should try it at least one cause it’s very yummy. Tacos are pretty...small though, and I’m not a great eater but 2 tacos were’t enough for me, I should have asked for 3.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 21, 2024 via mobile

Medium line upon arrival. Fairly efficient ordering service and then passing ticket onto someone preparing food in front of you. Quesa tacos are the Low Carb-High Fat/keto drawcard. Tortilla-sized slice of cheese that is grilled on both sides. Although not on the menu, they don't...skip a beat when you order. The result is a taco that folds nicely and the steak or chicken versions were very tasty. The cheese stays hot for a little, keeping the contents warmer for longer. Very highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 13, 2024 via mobile

Just absolutely delicious tacos. I ordered one of every type, 2 corn and 2 four. Also got a quesadilla which was delicious. Almost as good as Taqueria Ramirez in agree point. Great stuff !!!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 5, 2024 via mobile

Put simply: the perfect Taco place we’ve been too. Order the Especial, it’s amazing. We went back three times during our stay in NYC. Fast-paced and no frills.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 1, 2024

Doing some research on the area, we came across Los Tacos No.1 from several recommendations by locals. It’s fair to say the place is pretty hidden in Chelsea Market and while there are some brilliant eateries around , some do noticeably come across as more...pricey than others. Los Tacos No.1 isn’t much to look at initially and comes across as very much cantina-style; you order and pay , hand over the ticket to the cook, they ask if you have any preferences and then you pick up and go. However, it was a good sign from the start that this place was absolutely heaving with locals and crowds alike . The options on the menu are selective but they are listed clearly on the board, from carne asada, nopal, abodaba, pollo and of course quesadillas and burritos. We ordered two carne asada ( beef), a chicken and nopal ( cactus) tacos on corn tortillas with all the sides ( onion, cilantro and guacamole) alongside two apple sodas. The service was amazing and attentive and friendly particularly with how busy it was. The total came to less than $35.00 which is hard to beat compared to a lot of places in NYC. As for the food, it was absolutely delicious— the cactus was an option which was a bit unusual but surprisingly, and the beef was proper chargrilled and lean. Hands down one of the best places we’ve been to in NYC for tacos. A small tip though, especially for those going on weekends, try and get there for a reasonable time as it can get very busy with the lunch rush.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 26, 2024 via mobile

Wow. Words can’t really describe these tacos, absolutely the best Mexican food I’ve eaten to date, the pork tacos are a must. Service great to. A must visit.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 17, 2024 via mobile

Late night visit, did not disappoint, outrageously good tacos. Had 1 of each, all as good as the last. Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 14, 2024

Being from Austin I didn't have high expectations for the tacos here. But, I was wrong, both the chicken and the steak tacos were delicious. Either would have been a hit even in Austin which considers itself the taco capital of the world.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 13, 2024

Best tacos ever.. absolutely love this place. The steak ones are incredible. Order 'con todos' and get the toppings.. beware the salsa is spicy but delicious!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 12, 2024 via mobile

Amazing Tacos ! We literally paid a visit every day as their tacos are off the scale !!! Chicken and steak r amazing but the pork 😍😍😍😍 Lovely people working there and will be our first stop back when we return to NYC 😍😍😍😍

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 8, 2024 via mobile

Best tacos in New York! Service is super efficient, all ingredients are fresh, place is clean. My favorite is Adobada (Pastor) and especial.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 28, 2024

Good place for a quick lunch. The chicken tacos we had were delicious. The staff was friendly, and the homemade tortillas added a nice touch. If you like tacos, this place is worth a visit!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 26, 2024

Heard great reviews on YouTube. Busy place. Tables to stand at. Mexican sodas- my husband said the Squirt was the best soda he's ever had. We googled to see why. Mexican Squirt has cane sugar as the sweetener, while the US used high fructose corn...syrup. I had a Sangria soda. It did taste like Sangria. As far as the taco. I got the pork on a corn tortilla. I typically do not like corn tortillas, but the tortilla itself was REALLY good. I also asked for it Con Todos, but they didn't put the guacamole on it. It looked beautiful but was SO SPICY! My lips were on fire. We also ordered chips and salsa, the salsa was also SUPER SPICY! I wanted to like it all a lot more than I did. If I come back to NYC, I would not be back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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i0k0
March 17, 2023|
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Response from Paulab008 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have corn or flour tacos and I believe the corn ones are gluten free.
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Response from ianshamshey | Reviewed this property |
Unknown-you would have to call and ask.
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I think you'd be safest asking the chefs in the taco shop. I have no allergy and don't remember seeing anything containing nuts but I don't think any customer knows 100% Sorry I couldn't help more.
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Los Tacos No. 1 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4