On Thursday, January 11th, Tacombi opened its fifth and largest taqueria in the iconic Empire State Building, brining warm Mexican hospitality and authentic taco culture to Midtown Manhattan.
I had attended the opening party the night before it opened to the public, where guests sampled Al Pastor, Barbacoa and Black Bean y Sweet Potato tacos, mini bites of Tuna Tostada, Esquites, and chips and guacamole. Guests enjoyed margaritas and Modelo beers.
Tacombi Empire State Building is inspired by the grand, disappearing art-deco taquerias unique to Mexico City, with an on-site Vista Hermosa tortilleria, open kitchen and wide bar with a selection of Tequilas, Mezcales, Cocteles y Ice-Cold Cerveza.
Tacombi had become one of my go-to taco hotspots when I came back from vacation in Sayulita four years ago, craving authentic tacos (Baja Fish Tacos and Tuna Tostadas are my favorites). I had stumbled upon Tacombi's first location in Nolita and have been hooked ever since. Other Tacombi locations include Flatiron, Bleecker Street and Montauk.
Learn about how Tacombi got started from Mexico to Manhattan.
- Kim Weling
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