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Tacos & Tequila at Tacombi

December 12, 2016

I don’t like tacos… said no Juan ever!

Sorry for the terrible joke y’all, but it’s been rolling around in my mind ever since I ate my weight in queso at a local hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant near my apartments the other day. And while I was out eating, I realized that I never shared my pictures of my lunch out with Matt at Tacombi (i.e. the coolest taco restaurants in New York), which seems like the perfect summer throwback with the snow starting to fall in New England!

While we both love tacos, we had eaten breakfast earlier that day at Black Seed Bagels (another favorite of mine!) and so weren’t super hungry by the time we made our way into Tacombi. We still wanted to sample their food for ourselves though, so we picked out a few menu items to share.

We both ordered the Mezcal Mules, which sounded so good that I actually switched my original order and copied Matt.ย Our drinks were the perfect way to cool down on a hot sunny day and we both agreed that Tacombi has some of the best cocktails in the city!

Along with our drinks, we dug into a huge plate of guacamole which was the perfect portion for me. In all seriousness, I think that I could happily eat guacamole for every meal for the rest of my life! Thank goodness avocados are considered to be a super food so i don’t have to feel guilty about my habit.

Tacombi has the cutest interior, with the walls covered in bright colors and a checkerboard yellow & blue floor, and during the summer they open up the floor-to-ceiling windows so it feels very much like alfresco dining.

As much as we wanted to order all of the tacos on the menu, we decided to just order one each since we had dinner reservations later that night and didn’t want to spoil our appetites.

We ordered the Puerco de Pasilla (slow roasted Berkshire pork) and Barbacoa (angus beef) tacos, which were delicious although smaller than we thought they would be. You can’t beat the prices though!

After finishing our food and drinks, which were deceptively strong, we continued to walk around the Bleecker Street. We stopped by a second-hand bookstore, perused the cutest little tea shop (I wish that I remembered the name of the shop!), and just enjoyed each other’s company and the sunshine, although I did get a little burned!

What are some of y’all’s favorite memories from summer??


Tacombi | Bleecker Street
255 Bleecker Street
New York, New York 10014

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  • Omg these look so so so yummy! I can’t I am a huge taco lover for sure! These look so good!

    • Tacos are my favorite too! Especially if they’re a little gourmet!

  • This looks like such a lovely place!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Tacombi is such a gorgeous restaurant!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Hello taco paradise!! So fun AND I bet super yummy!!

    • Tacombi had such amazing tacos! Plus the restaurant itself is gorgeous!

  • It looks so yummy! That plate of nachos and guacamole? Yes please! Love the interior too, so cute with all the details and the almost industrial feeling! Xx

    • Chips and guacamole is my favorite meal/snack! I loved the industrial feel of the restaurant too!

  • Mary

    This looks like such a fun place. Love how light filled all your photos are and the tacos look delicious… it’s a real challenge to fit it all in when in NYC, right? Like you, there are so many places to try, but you don’t want to ruin your other meal plans.

    Thanks for the recommendation for this place. It’s going on my list for next time I go to NYC.

    Love, Mary

    • I always feel like I’ve gained about 5 lbs when I leave NYC because I try to eat as much as possible! There are just so many amazing restaurants in the city!

  • Mexican food is always a great idea, this place is too cute! And those Mezcal Mules look DELISH <3

    Green Fashionista

    • The Mezcal Mules were amazing!! They were actually stronger than we thought they weren’t going to be, but we’re super refreshing!

  • Rachel

    Seriously, who doesn’t like tacos haha! This place looks so fun, I love the decor, especially the floors and the mugs! And those tacos — they look absolutely incredible!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • I absolutely love the interior of Tacombi! The industrial look is so pretty!

  • You had me at tacos and tequila! I love mexican food so this place is right up my alley. Love the decor inside too. Thanks for sharing and have a terrific week!

    • Tacos and tequila really are the perfect combination!

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Yum! Tacos are my fave and this place looks fantastic and so does the food!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    • Tacos are my favorite too!! I could eat Mexican food every single day!

  • what a cool place! those tacos look super delicious!

    • Both of our tacos were so yummy!

  • Katie Schubert

    Haha, you started with one of my favorite quotes ever! Love tacos so much, I even dressed my dog as one for Halloween.

    Katie |

    • I love that pun! Stop that is so cute!! I would totally dress up my parents’ dog as a taco!!

  • Yum…now I’m craving chips and queso! The tacos look so good too!
    xo, Lily
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    • Chips and queso are my favorite foodie guilty pleasure!

  • The food looks absolutely delicious, I have to check this spot out! Thanks for sharing, girl, and I hope you have a great week ahead!



    • Tacombi is one of my favorite spots in NYC to grab tacos and a drink!

  • Yummmmm!!! This place looks so hip and the food look absolutely delicious! Guess who’s having tacos for lunch today? haha!


    Tamara –

    • So jealous!! I could eat tacos everyday!

  • Dominique

    Oooooh this looks so good! Plus your photography really captures the fun atmosphere. Loved this post hunny xx

  • Whitney

    What a fun place and the food looks amazing!! Yum that it’s by your house!!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • The guacamole was to die for!

  • mm those taco’s look really good!

  • Omg and suddenly I am starving. This looks bomb af

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  • Rach

    Seriously, tacos are the best and this place looks amazing! The decor is so cute too!

    • Tacos are my favorite!! I loved the interior of the restaurant too!

  • This place looks so fun, I love the decor !!

    • I loved all of the murals on the walls!!

  • Nina

    This is so cute place, love the colorful decor. Hope you are having a great evening. xx
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    • I loved all of the bright murals on the wall! Such a pretty interior!

  • This is such a cute spot! The Mezcal Mules look SO refreshing.

    • I loved the Mezcal Mules! I’ll definitely have to try to make my own, no that I’m thinking about it!

  • Shauna C

    This all looks SO good right now. Gimmie!!


    • Both of our tacos were amazing!! The guacamole was killer too!

  • The interior of this place sure is cute! The tacos all look so delicious. I would love to try that cocktail too! xx

    • I loved all of the murals on the walls, as well as the floor to ceiling windows!!

  • Laura

    These pictures make me hungry ๐Ÿ˜€ Looks like a great place and the food looks yummy x

    Pink Frenzy

    • All of the food we ordered was so delicious!!

  • Biana Perez

    What an amazing spot – I’m with you tacos, guac and good drinks – perfect afternoon!! xo, BIana –BlovedBoston

    • Tacos and cocktails really do make an amazing afternoon!!

  • Those food look so delicious!

    Daniel x

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  • Sounds like the perfect time and the food looks amazing! Gemma x

    • We had such an amazing time at Tacombi! I’m really missing the summer weather now that it’s December!

  • Great opening joke! Love tacos and these look absolutely amazing!

    Vanessa x |

    • Haha I actually do love puns but I tend to stay away from them because they tend to be so corny!

  • I am a huge Mexican food fan and this place looks AMAZING! The things I would do for a good taco right now…


    • I’m a huge fan of Mexican food too!! I could definitely eat tacos everyday!

  • Holly

    I am a huge fan of tacos and Mexican food and the decor here is so cute! x

    • I loved the interior of Tacombi!! Such a pretty space!

  • I love the decor of this place, it’s so refreshing! The tiled flooring is particularly special ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, the visit together to the second-hand book store followed by little tea shop afterwards sounds so sweet!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • We had such a fun day together, especially since Matt could reach the top shelves at the bookstore so I was able to find some amazing books haha!

  • Definitely looks like the coolest taco restaurant! I want to be there right now. And queso is basically my favorite food ever.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Queso is such a guilty pleaser of mine!!

  • Taylor Kim

    Hole in the wall Mexican restaurants are where its at! Your great photos made me hungry, so I’m probably gonna head out the door after this to get some tacos myself!

    xo, Taylor

    • My favorite restaurants are sometimes total hole in the walls! Tacos are my fave!

  • Those are my favorite kind of Tacos! Yum!!!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • I could have eaten eight more tacos to be completely honest haha!

  • Such a cute place, looks so delicious!

  • Courtney, looking at this just made me so happy. I am from Mexico but moved to the US for my bachelors degree and I always miss a good taco place. I go to a lot of Mexican restaurants but never see anything even close to the real thing. This one has so much authentic fixtures and furniture but in a modern way and I love it! Regarding the size of the taco, that is the actual size of tacos. The ones in the US are a bigger version of what we eat in Mexico. Thanks for sharing!

    My Vogue Style |

    • I didn’t realize that real tacos are that size! Thank you for educating me!! I actually prefer small tacos like that in the first place!

  • merel

    This place looks amazing, so hungry right now!!

    X Merel

    • I could have eaten so many of their tacos!!

  • This place looks so cute and the food looks so yummy! Now I’m in the mood for Mexican!

    • I absolutely loved the interior of Tacombi! All of the bright murals were so gorgeous!

  • Great place!!!

    • Tacombi is such a cute restaurant!

  • That opening sentence though – love it!

    • I’m such a fan of puns, even though it’s a bit embarrassing to admit!

  • This looks like the cutest spot! And so yummy! Ahh now I’m craving guacamole!


    • I could definitely eat guacamole all day, every day if I could! For now though, I’ll stick with avocado on toast!

  • Me too!! I could eat tacos every day of the week!

  • I’ve been DYING to go here. Everything looks so delicious!


  • Yasmin Rebecca

    Amazing review!! This place looks righttt up my street, I wish I could go haha!! Might have to seek out tacos this weekend…

    Y x The Sweet Seven Five

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