Street Taco is a colorful, cavernous, low-key Mexican spot in Gramercy.
It’s an attractive restaurant decorated in white-glazed brick archways dividing the space, cobalt-blue booths and bright yellow chairs, murals by a Manhattan tattoo artist, and a lone golden disco ball. There are plenty of places to post up with a date or a group of friends for happy hour, but the booth by the front near the windows is a prime spot. Throw all fears of imminent headaches or hangovers to the wind and go for a Tsunami, which is a frozen margarita swirled with frozen sangria or have the summer drink that’s taken over Instagram for the past few summers, Prosecco with a colorful fruity Popsicle (or paleta here). Both drinks err toward the sweet side but they are refreshing and cools you down from the sweltering heat of the summer.
For starters to share with a few friends, the guacamole with pomegranate and mango served with housemade tortilla chips were delicious and delicately fruity. The ceviche was a great, refreshing seafood dish with bright acidity and fresh seafood that I won’t mind having a larger portion and have it as my main course.
If you want something familiar and love your eggs, the huevos rancheros is an excellent choice. A good balance of smoky, not too heavy on the tortillas and the layer of refried was nicely made. The ubiquitous avocado toast here is a thick slab of toast, heavily topped with smashed avocado and generously topped with diced tomatoes. You may have the option to put a beautifully poached egg on it.
The tacos here are pretty good. We had the lamb barbacoa and blackend fish and they were tasty. The lamb was cooked perfectly and had wonderful flavor. The fish was cooked and seasoned well. I prefer it to top it with hot sauce to kick up the heat.
Overall, brunch here is relaxed and our servers were very good and on top of refilling our much needed iced coffee. It’s a great brunch option in the neighborhood.
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358 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646) 791-5413