Los Tacos No. 1

Los Tacos No. 1

Taco Restaurant$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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    This taco restaurant is famous for their tacos. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    Daniela B.
    "Authentic and delicious tacos in NYC, the best taco is the adobada."(29 Tips)
    Shirin H.
    "The adobada taco on corn tortilla with everything was SO good."(30 Tips)
    Ted H.
    "Love the pork tacos; best out of the chicken, steak and pork."(24 Tips)
    Greg G.
    "Get the adobada quesadilla and you'll forget you're in the northeast"(12 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • quesadillas
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • horchata
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  • Jhokania D.heart icon on user image
    Jhokania D.August 3, 2016
    Wow just as I'm heading out of NYC, I find a powerhouse! Los Tacos is authentic and their adobado taco comes with pineapples which is a really nice twist. Flavors are just fantastic. Def top 3 !!
    Upvoted Apr 23
  • Lillian R.heart icon on user image
    Lillian RodriguezDecember 14, 2015
    Legit the best taco spot in the 5 boroughs hands down (I've been to them all). Carne asada tacos are scrumptious and the corn tortillas are so fresh. Line a bit long but worth the wait.
    Upvoted Apr 18
  • Sasha N.heart icon on user image
    Sasha NaomiJuly 29, 2016
    The tacos were so good! So much flavor for this street style taco spot. Even though they're extremely busy they keep everything moving pretty quickly. I'll definitely be back
    Upvoted Mar 12
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissMay 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Unreal tacos, by far the best in the city. Carne asana was great, but pork (abobado) was even better. Fresh tortillas pressed right before you eat them.
  • Ailie C.heart icon on user image
    Ailie ChangJanuary 25, 2015
    Best TACOS in NYC! Get a Carne Asada and Adobada on their homemade corn tortilla with everything on it. Tamarindo or Mexican Soda to wash it all down. The long line moves quickly. Well worth it.
  • ZenFoodsterheart icon on user image
    ZenFoodsterFebruary 24, 2014
    Amongst best outside of Cali: homemade corn tortillas (fluffier than most), tasty pollo asado, & balance spice w/ horchata! *Carne asada on chewier side & Quesadillas prepared differently from norm.
  • Sam B.heart icon on user image
    Sam BrownJune 15, 2015
    Incredible tacos, seriously, get one of each. Steak, chicken, pork, cactus... find out what the Especial is too! Fresh pressed tortillas, guac included, and lots of accompaniments on the bar.
  • Kendall S.heart icon on user image
    Kendall SmithJuly 31, 2016
    Get the adobada taco, and that's all you'll be able to think about for at least the next day.... So delicious that it's worth it to power through every single spicy but amazing pork and pineapple bite
  • Rose A.
    Rose AhnNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic tacos that are *almost* as good as the tacos in LA :) No, seriously though, the tacos at Los Tacos No. 1 are one of the best I've had in the city! They also have a really cool topping bar.
  • Mischaheart icon on user image
    MischaApril 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the best taco place in Manhattan, I should know I'm Mexican. Make yourself a favor and order corn tortillas, these are handmade, that's a big deal even in Mexico.
  • James B.heart icon on user image
    James BatesSeptember 27, 2016
    One of my favourite food stops during my recent trip. Great atmosphere and tasty tacos. Make sure to use some of the free dressings on top of the bar.
  • Rupak D.heart icon on user image
    Rupak DebnathMarch 24, 2018
    They live up to hype. It was very big queue but they serve very fast. We tried Pork and Chicken on corn tortila. Both were good. They have different kind of sauce. Dont forget to try them
  • Jbo .
    Jbo 🙆🏻‍♀️September 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This has become my favorite Mexican place in the city. Get the adobada quesadillas on handmade flour tortillas w/everything. They're so delicious, I shamelessly asked for an extra tortilla to go.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 13, 2016
    Hands down the best tacos in NYC and in this country. Carne asada is my favorite. Just as good as the legit TJ tacos I used to eat on the Mexican border. Fave spot in NYC
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 26, 2016
    Venture inside Chelsea Market for a taco experience. The only challenge--there’s no seating, so you’ll have to keep your balance when the pork adobado makes you weak in the knees. Read more
  • Anissa
    AnissaApril 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    2 tacos is enough if you're not too hungry. The adobada/ pork was so good! Make sure to try the sauces if you like spicy!
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhDecember 5, 2019
    Step 1 - place your order. Step 2 - give your ticket to a taquero. Step 3 - watch your taquero make your order. Step 4 - load on the toppings. Step 5 - enjoy your scrumptious order!
  • Elsa H.heart icon on user image
    Elsa HNovember 18, 2018
    Favorite taco place in NYC! They have a storefront at W 43rd St if you’re looking sit down. I get the adobo corn taco - so good! Try the dried whole chiles 🌶 (it’s spicy) they have on the counter 😋
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerAugust 8, 2013
    “When the guy behind the register insists that your quesadilla especial be filled with carne asada, it’s wise to heed his advice.” Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 2, 2016
    The "adobada" is a slow roasted rotisserie pork taco seasoned with achiote seeds and spices, freshly chopped cilantro and white onions. Read more
  • Freya
    FreyaMarch 27, 2019
    Get the pork taco. The pineapple on topping is delicious! 🍍 No where to sit but you can eat (if you can avoid dribbling taco juice down your chin) and explore Chelsea Market. 🌮
  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍April 20, 2019
    The line is always bustling which is telling of great food. I always go for a taco and a special of fried quesadilla. It's greasy. It's indulgent. It's something you just need sometimes😉
  • Jesse T.heart icon on user image
    Jesse TFebruary 12, 2017
    The adobada tacos will change you as a person. Filled with marinated roasted pork and strips of pineapple, they're also sure to drag you right back in line for more.
  • Jane K.heart icon on user image
    Jane KimJanuary 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything here is good, though I've never had the chicken since the steak and pork options are so amazing. Ask for corn tortillas ya filthy animal
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 5, 2016
    There’s no seating at this Chelsea Market taco stand, so make sure you have something to grab onto when the carne asada makes you weak in the knees. Read more
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousJuly 28, 2022
    We sampled all 4 tacos fillings. Marinated pork on corn tortilla ($4.85) was the tastiest & most aromatic. Our next vote went to grilled steak/beef ($4.95) for the flavour & smokiness
  • Vince W.
    Vince WongAugust 1, 2014
    Los mejores asada y pollo tacos I've had in awhile. Cactus was asi-asi. Sensational agua horchata. Long line, but it moves briskly. Finally, don't forget to hand your receipt to the food prepper guys!
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeMay 19, 2015
    What separates a good from a great taco? Perfectly made meat, whatever it is. Nopal was boring but can attest chicken and pork are amazing. Especial next time!
  • Jess S.
    Jess SSeptember 8, 2013
    Legit eats. Try the adobada (pork) and top w/grilled habeneros on the counter. Fresh corn or flour tortillas made right in front of you. Double points for habiscus agua fresca
  • Ondrej S.heart icon on user image
    Ondrej SedlacekNovember 3, 2018
    Possibly best tacos and quesadillas I’ve ever had! Queue goes pretty quick and certainly worth the wait. They are quite small so order 3 different types: chicken, pork and steak and enjoy. 10/10.
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    If any of your friends are Los Angeles natives who constantly complain that there are no decent tacos in NYC, this place will shut them up quick-fast. Read more
  • Ishe R.heart icon on user image
    Ishe R.January 10, 2017
    I am Mexican. And these are by far the best tacos in this city. It's all about good tortillas and fresh ingredients. The ones of carne asada are delicious. We only need a super spicy sauce!
  • Ranu R.heart icon on user image
    Ranu RajkarnikarFebruary 14, 2017
    Some of the best tacos in NYC. Order 2 pork tacos, with corn tortillas, devour hungrily with some added salsa at the counter. Consider ordering another one, but #selfcontrol. Order another one anyway.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HurstJune 1, 2013
    I got each of the steak, pork and chicken taco on a flour tortilla. Pork and steak were really tasty. Chicken taco was a little watery. I'd get again as long as I have cash, they don't take Amex!
  • Utku U.heart icon on user image
    Utku UralJune 7, 2018
    Best taco place in NYC. It’s busy every day but the line moves quick, the service is friendly, and the food is so delicious. Get 3 tacos if you’re hungry & make sure one of them is the carne asada
  • Eater
    EaterMay 22, 2017
    Turns out Chelsea Market is home to Dev and Chef Jeff’s favorite taco in New York: Los Tacos No. 1’s al pastor. [Episode 5] Read more
  • Micah C.heart icon on user image
    Micah ChilesOctober 23, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Always scratches the taco itch. Adobada should be the go to, but the especial with carne asada is fantastic as well.
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuAugust 30, 2014
    Especial quesadilla, which is deep fried! Add pork. Carne asada and chicken tacos are good too. The grilled cactus (nopal) was okay, a little too slimy for my taste.
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WilsonJanuary 27, 2016
    The adobada tacos are salty and flavorful. Get yours on corn tortillas, fully loaded. Eat them immediately and quickly - the counter gets packed during peak hours.
  • Drewskiheart icon on user image
    DrewskiMarch 13, 2019
    Lived up to the hype. The fried queso tortilla was greasy, but really good. Pork quesadilla especial was the best thing we got, but all the tacos were good. One negative: there's truly nowhere to sit.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WeiserMarch 28, 2018
    The slender menu, offering four choices on just-made tortillas, of which the best is adobada, which is very much like pork al pastor. Best deal are the mulas, which are like California quesadillas.
  • Shellyheart icon on user image
    ShellyMay 12, 2015
    The adobada excels! Can't stop thinking about when I'll be going back. Whoever heard of Mexican pork on a spit like schwarma? Amazing complex flavors.
  • Dominaheart icon on user image
    DominaSeptember 19, 2014
    The adobados are basically al pastor and super delish. Probably the most deliciously authentic tacos I've had outside of Mexico.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousJuly 28, 2022
    After paying, hand over the receipt to the kitchen for them to prep ur orders. For tacos, they offered a choice of tortilla (corn or flour), & topping options (onion, cilantro, salsa, guacamole)
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedJune 13, 2017
    These tacos are piled high with grilled cactus and various salsas, and you can add other toppings on the bar for free...get horchata because some of their salsas are face-meltingly spicy.
  • Elyse E.heart icon on user image
    Elyse EstradaAugust 10, 2018
    These are the best tacos in NYC! (maybe you can find better in a more Hispanic hood but for Chelsea these are bomb). Always a long line but they’re quick. And def try all their homemade salsas.
  • Zara K.heart icon on user image
    Zara KhanNovember 1, 2018
    Fresh, simple and filling! Perfect for a quick bite, these fish tacos make for a great lunch or for a snack!
  • Ani G.
    Ani GuptaJune 2, 2016
    Everything is amazing here. Long lines at lunch time. But so worth the wait! Get it to go and find a nice corner in the amazing Chelsea Market
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhDecember 5, 2019
    Make sure to get your tacos on a corn tortilla with everything. The lime wedges, hot sauces & pico de gallo are along the counter.
  • Elizabeth I.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth IrizApril 22, 2016
    Well worth the wait especially for the especial (See what I did there? Yeah you did.) Holy hell it is tasty!!
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