• Highlights from El Tour de Taco!

    by  • October 12, 2009 • Bike Events, Bike Tours • 8 Comments

    This past Saturday, we completed an epic Tour de Taco Ride through Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. The ride itself was around 36 miles. Though nine stops were planned, we only made it to six taco joints – a pretty decent showing nonetheless. (See the list and map below.) Along the way each taco was rated on a scale of 1 -5 in the categories of tortilla, filling, guac and spices.

    [For more photos from the ride check out our Flickr. Were you on the ride? Add you photos to our Flickr pool!]

    Personally I thought Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos, a tortilla factory and taco place, killed the competition.  Their tacos had the best marinated meat and a crispy soft taco shell.  That combined with the ambiance of sitting in an actual factory, placed it high on many lists.

    Once the Tour de Taco ratings are complied, I believe the winning taco joint will receive an award. We’ll keep you posted!

    Here’s the list of taco places with the tour map below

    01. Taqueria y Fonda – Amsterdam btwn 107th & 108th, Manhattan
    02. Tortilleria Nixtamal – Corona, Queens
    03. Papacitos – Greenpoint, BK
    04. Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos – Bushwick, BK
    05. Tacos Matamoros – Sunset Park, BK
    06. Tacos Nuevo Mexico – Park Slope, BK
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    8 Responses to Highlights from El Tour de Taco!

    1. October 12, 2009 at 11:18 AM

      If I left # 3 and got home at 5PM…you guys must have lasted till 8 or 9PM? And damn Los Hermanos! Tishon said it was the best too. I’ll give that place another shot. Maybe I went on an off day.

    2. October 12, 2009 at 2:27 PM

      Great shots Anita!! Thanks for coming out. And yes, Los Hermanos was the best — hands down.

    3. October 14, 2009 at 8:04 AM

      thanks for organizing tishon! and thanks for coming out yvonne! and yeah we were out til 10pm maybe? crazy day!

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