Tacombi at Fonda Nolita

Tacombi at Fonda Nolita

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
NoLita, New York
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  • Faith
    FaithAugust 25, 2016
    Really cool authentic taco place- I loved the fun decor and the taco truck cash register! It's $6 per taco and they are really small. You end up spending a lot for a little & they don't come w chips
    Upvoted Jul 18
  • Simon K.
    Simon KratzerJanuary 30
    Get the tortillas with guacamole as an appetizer. A bit pricy, but the Tacos are amazingly good.
  • Loren
    LorenJuly 27, 2015
    I love the ambiance at this sit-down taco joint. Hip, colorful, tasty. If you're drinking, try the michelada - a spicy beer-based concoction they do well. I get the veg or fish tacos, never disappoint
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJuly 20, 2015
    So I was wrong or my NYC Mexican expectations have tempered, but these are some of the best tacos downtown. Crispy fish, chorizo & egg stand out...plus the fun atmosphere and reasonable price.
  • Jorge O.
    Jorge OrtizAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A "combi" is a Volkswagen Type 2 bus: made in Puebla and ubiquitous in Mexico until the mid-90s. I rode the back of a combi to pre-school every day; now you can watch your tacos made inside one.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 19, 2013
    Small Mexican joint in Nolita that serves up amazing tacos - we especially love tacos al pastor. The best part: tacos are served in corn tortillas, so your gluten-free friends can still enjoy!
  • Eric F.
    Eric FriedmanOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The only move with these mini tacos is to separate each tortilla and split the contents - instantly double your order for free! 3 tacos is the perfect amount for lunch.
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateSeptember 30, 2014
    When you see a taco shop slinging tacos out of a retro VW van with a pineapple bienvenidos sign, you stop and get a taco. No questions asked.
  • Rose A.
    Rose AhnNovember 27, 2013
    Love the casual vibe & the tacos! The guacamole con totopos is awesome - perfect homemade crunch, and the corn esquites is yummy w/out the mess of eating corn off the cob (& not as small as they say).
  • Anat
    AnatMay 9, 2016
    Everything about this place is great...crispy fish tacos or bust. Also fantastic jams. 10/10 would eat here again 👌
    Upvoted May 31
  • Humayun R.
    Humayun RashidAugust 12, 2013
    Probably the best tacos I've had in NYC hands down. Get the pork belly and crispy fish tacos. Split the tortilla shell to make 2 into 4 tacos. The sauces are also delicious. Habanero is spicy!
  • Darren L.
    Darren LachtmanNovember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    So incredibly good. The corn is 2nd best on block but that's only bc cafe habana is down street. Corn is much easier to eat though as its off the cob. Don't leave here without a spicy fish baja style
  • Skinny Girl Eats
    Skinny Girl EatsJuly 1, 2016
    Mouthwatering Tacos.Horchata is a great drink to go with their spicy sauces. Their chips are on point. Really cool space, perfect for parties or large groups. Don't miss out on this dining experience.
  • Olivia A.
    Olivia AsialaMay 21, 2015
    Loved the fish taco. Really only needed two, but they recommended everyone order three. Plus all the tacos have two shells so you can kind of redistribute all of the toppings, and there's 2x tacos lol
  • Justin M.
    Justin McKissickJuly 14, 2016
    Coolest. Taqueria. Ever. Bringing the outside inside made for a unique and memorable meal. Like everyone says, get the fish tacos, but try a bit of everything!
  • Carly H.
    Carly HeitlingerFebruary 11, 2015
    Fresh pressed juices that will make your mouth water for literally days afterward and some of the best tacos in the city. I recommend the corn (omg, the corn), two tacos, and a juice!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DohertyJuly 2, 2012
    Everything about this place from the food, the drinks and the interior- it's so well designed. Get the two types of fish tacos and try all the sauces on the table. Some of the best tacos in NYC
  • Genco Orkun G.
    Genco Orkun GencJuly 7, 2015
    You asked for it and I tried it :) Micheladas, fish tacos and corn esquites. Combined with hip atmosphere and cool vibes. This place is a winner.
  • Jorge S.
    Jorge SierraAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    $3.50+ for a taco is kind of ridiculous especially since these are some tiny tacos BUT they are pretty damn good and the Michelada was one of the best ive had.. alambre, fish and roast pork combo BOOM
  • Adam R.
    Adam RobbinsJune 14, 2016
    Don't fuck around, get the tacos – hot and greasy, much like the hour long que for a table. Where else you gonna go, some back-street taco truck? Please.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HamelSeptember 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my fave places for mexican food in the city. Solid guac, with nice portion size. All tacos are great, esp the breakfast tacos, try chorizo and egg on soft flour tortilla.
  • Francis U.
    Francis UdlerJune 28, 2012
    Great place! Loved the corn esquites. Also good to know that each taco comes with two tortillas and a lot of meet so one taci can be turned onto two :) Best taco is the crispy ensenada fish
  • Dan Z.
    Dan ZaltsmanSeptember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    At lunch time, take a comfortable seat at a high-top table and indulge in a delicious array of tacos. Fish are especially tasty. (note: 1 taco order can be 2 if you split the tortillas)
  • Ngan N.
    Ngan NguyenOctober 5, 2016
    Fantastic atmosphere and delicious tacos! The corn esquites were to die for! The corn chips and guacamole starts/sides are generous. Great place!
  • Marc
    MarcJune 12, 2014
    Tasting Table Top 10 Tacos: "huevos a la Mexicana are made w/scrambled eggs are cradled in slightly doughy flour tortillas w/slow-cooked peppers, caramelized onions & house-made tomatillo salsa"
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChenJuly 8, 2015
    The tacos were pretty delicious. I definitely want to go back to try the ceviche. I love the way the place was decorated. Good for dates and friends.
  • Karen M.
    Karen MarshallAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Being from the west coast, my standards for legit Mexican food are pretty high. This place exceed them. Try the esquites, the pork taxis and of course the guacamole. Skip the tea, go for a marg.
  • Talisa C.
    Talisa ChangJanuary 18, 2013
    Favorites: crispy fish, short rib, huevos con chorizo, maiz y poblano. Make two tacos by spreading the fillings into the two tortillas provided and try a bunch with a friend.
  • Alicia
    AliciaDecember 2, 2014
    Each taco comes with two corn tortillas which you can easily make two tacos with! Great chips with guac, chips are thick and remind me of Juanita's chips from the west coast.
  • Marion
    MarionNovember 10, 2014
    I go out of my way to visit this place whenever I'm in town. Either of the fish tacos - veracruzean or crispy - will treat you right. Wash them down with a glass of horchata.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HogueApril 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If it's your first time, go with a crispy fish taco and a breakfast chorizo. If you've been before, just work your way down the list – everything's awesome.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TanAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Perf. Taco. Spot. Personal favs are the crispy fish taco and the pollo adobo. Complete the meal with fresh sandia (watermelon juice). Atmosphere is darling and authentic.
  • Carolyn T.
    Carolyn TrawinskiOctober 23, 2012
    Split guac and corn esquites with a friend and then get the crispy fish and pastor tacos. I wanted to like their Michelada, but couldn't get past the Worcestershire sauce - get Carto Blancho.
  • Josephine S.
    Josephine SonOctober 18, 2012
    Love love this place!! My favs were crispy fish & pork. Mgmt is so lovely, gave us a free tostada just so we could taste it. Officially my fav taco place in NYC!
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJuly 10, 2013
    One of the best crispy fish tacos we've ever tasted. At $5 each, they're admittedly a little steep, even for SoHo. But they're light, fried, and crunchy without being greasy. Read more
  • Darlene R.
    Darlene RJuly 16, 2016
    Horchata was very refreshing on a hot steamy day. Watch the red sauce... it was REALLY spicy. Fish tacos were yummy with avocado crema. Corn with Chipotle mayo was addicting.
  • Stacey S.
    Stacey StewartNovember 9, 2014
    Such an interesting and unique set up in this restaurant. The VW van where the tacos are made is a really cute addition. The food was good and reasonably priced.
  • Ingvild M.
    Ingvild M. PlosivOctober 21, 2014
    I'm a fan. This place has soul. Great service, great concept, great and spicy food, great beer. Really truly recommend.
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.April 23, 2016
    Tacos are delicious. I recommend you crispy fish, steamed fish and veggie tacos. Btw service is very quick which is good.
  • Kaija
    KaijaJune 2, 2013
    Two types of taco are *more* than enough for a hungry customer (tip: use both tortillas to get two tacos out of one)--but be sure to get the esquites, if even to share!
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerDecember 5, 2015
    corn esquites are the highlight: creamy, spicy, and citrusy with a subtle smoky flavor, one order is more than enough for two to share - if you're willing
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyNovember 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the table under the skylight when it's raining! Also, eat as many tacos as you can. Crispy fish and shrimp are the best.
  • Dianna H.
    Dianna H.August 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely get chips & guac to share with the table. Also, can't go wrong with the crispy fish taco & pork belly tacos. Lastly, try all the sauces on the table!
  • Nate P.
    Nate ParrottSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    All the tacos are good. All the sauces are very spicy. I have no reason to believe the fire safety is anything less than excellent. What more could you ask for?
  • Iván F.
    Iván FaríasMay 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Every taco, tostada or tamal here is simply amazing! But if you're only in for a couple of them, go for the cochinita pibil taco and the chicken tamal. Incredibly delicious still doesn't capture it.
  • Sweet N.
    Sweet Nicouze2 weeks ago
    A taste from the streets of Mexico in this relaxed taqueria with its quirky decor complete with a Volkswagen combi where tacos are served
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Heather F.
    Heather FameSeptember 17, 2014
    The aguas fresas are good here. They are the real deal coming from a girl who lived in El Paso, TX. Good food and great fun atmosphere by little Italy.
  • Jin B.
    Jin BalaccoFebruary 26, 2012
    You can climb into the van. Tables are framed with various gameboard tops, backgammon & chess, while eating a daily special w/ a beer. A good lunch break for backpackers in NoLita !
  • Carl F.
    Carl FigueiredoNovember 10, 2015
    Tacos are of the off-the-hook variety. Favs are the puerco de pasilla tacos and the chips/guacamole. They do a great mezcal mule as well.
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast tacos are served until 4PM. If you usually get 3 lunch tacos, scale back to 2 - these suckers are huge
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 14, 2011
    In the morning, there are eggy breakfast tacos on corn tortillas and coffee made to order on a Chemex. In the afternoon, tacos with braised beef, or seared chicken, or marinated fish. Read more
  • Jen S.
    Jen ShinMarch 8, 2015
    really delicious tacos! wish they werent sold out of the crispy fish, but i'll definitely be back to try it!
  • Ernesto G.
    Ernesto GutierrezAugust 27, 2016
    The Ground beef and the pork tacos are the way to go. Crispy fish tacos get an honorable mention. You cannot beat the place's amazing laid back ambiance.
  • Julia A.
    Julia AverbuckJuly 16, 2013
    Get the corn esquites, but with the mayo on the side. This will help you spread it out throughout the entire cup, instead of eating all mayo then all corn.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkNovember 16, 2010
    It doesn't get any better than a food truck that's parked indoors, owned by Food Network star Aarón Sanchez, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner fare. Try the fish tacos; they'll blow you away.
  • Josue E.
    Josue EvillaApril 16
    Fantastic spot with fun decor. Excellent guacamole 🥑. Delicious soft shell tacos. And a great selection of refreshing drinks. I'm a sucker for the sandia juice 🍉.
  • Kaylee C.
    Kaylee CampbellMarch 21, 2013
    I'm going to fantasize about that chorizo breakfast taco for a loooong time. I wanted to order as many more as I could physically get inside my body. The interior is romantic, the servers sweet. ★★★★★
  • Talia F.
    Talia FisherSeptember 27, 2014
    Definitely get the crispy fish taco and sparkling sangria. I don't really love sangria but I loved this one. Also, the breakfast tacos are huge.
  • Quinton M.
    Quinton MaFebruary 29, 2016
    Don't come in two tortillas anymore :(. Expensive tacos but if you have to eat tacos in Manhattan/nolita, this (or el presidente) is where to go. Crispy fish tacos and a side of corn is the moves.
  • Shah
    ShahAugust 19, 2015
    The Paloma is one of the best cocktails I've ever had. Their tacos are unbeatable too, can't go wrong here.
  • Joshua
    JoshuaSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best tacos outside of Ciudad de México. Get al pastor for most classic, maiz for sweet 'n creamy, crispy pescado to give you LIFE. Don't forget agua de sandia.
  • Fergus G.
    Fergus GallagherOctober 28, 2014
    Me and my girlfriend are vegetarian, and there options are so fresh and the micheladas were great. Awesome!
  • Caitlyn F.
    Caitlyn FowlesSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Deeelish! Fish tacos are awesome and don't mix the Mexican street corn served in a cup here to avoid the pesky corn in your teeth feeling!
  • Cheryl Y.
    Cheryl YeohApril 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cutest taco truck ever! Great for large groups. Order the crispy fish and corn tacos. Love the watermelon juice too. They used to have wifi but took it away :(
  • Adam D.
    Adam DJuly 11, 2016
    Try all of the tacos they are the best you will find anywhere. Jalapeño sauce is the best.
  • Dens
    DensApril 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Attention Foursquare employees! If you get this tip as a Pilgrim ping, do me a favor and grab screenshot! And then find me after lunch and tell me you got it! (anyone else, ping me @dens - thx!)
  • Avyanka H.
    Avyanka HernandezJanuary 27, 2013
    So happy we found this place. It feels like you left NYC when you walk through the door. Must order the short rib taco and the crispy fish taco!
  • Sabrina W.
    Sabrina WangJuly 9, 2015
    good to come on weekdays with a shorter wait. good veggie tacos too and the breakfast taco is delicious.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMay 31, 2012
    Tacombi's Huevos con Chorizo Breakfast Taco is number five on Robert Sietsema's list of top five favorite breakfast tacos in NYC. Nom nom.
  • Blake S.
    Blake SamicAugust 7, 2014
    One of those places you can tell will be awesome right away. Go for lunch and try the fish tacos.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxNovember 23, 2015
    Yes the tacos are great, but the ambiance is FTW. I felt like I was outside of Austin, TX. Get a Michelada for a new beer experience.
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LeeMay 30, 2014
    The pollo adobo and chips and guac are all excellent, but don't forget to add every kind of chipotle sauce they have! Hibiscus chipotle!? Unreal.
  • naveen
    naveenOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    two tacos should be more than enough. make one of them the pescado (grouper fish). be prepared to eat them spicy. and you'll definitely want to stay and take in the lazy sunday afternoon feel
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan McAdamsJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure you have enough food before walking out with takeaway. You'll probably finish eating and want to go back for seconds...the Maiz Y Poblano in particular was perfect.
  • Betty
    BettyJanuary 25, 2014
    Go early before the club-like crowds and you can grab a yummy inexpensive dinner. $18 = corn esquites, pork belly taco, fried fish taco.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAugust 1, 2011
    Try the papas y rajas taco at this Nolita warehouse, the vegetarian combination is surprisingly addictive. It's one of NYC's 26 best tacos! Read more
  • Tara Maylyn F.
    Sit back with a michelada, corn in a cup and fish tacos for a lazy afternoon. You won't regret it.
  • Lisbeth L.
    Lisbeth LazalaSeptember 18, 2015
    The crispy fish taco is easily the best thing on the menu. The hibiscus sauce is really good too.
  • JP P.
    JP ParkNovember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Mexican street cart inspired decor and food. Best fish tacos from the inside of a VW Bus with delicious freshly made sodas and sangria
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CMay 31, 2014
    2 tacos is the right amount! They come with 4 tortillas and plenty to fill them. Don't miss the guac and all the sauces!
  • Holiday
    HolidayMay 30, 2016
    Delighted over the tacos, guac with in house chips. Hibiscus aqua de Fresca is unsweetened! Other ones are with sugar, :( Other location in Montauk.
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AlmogNovember 7, 2014
    Sometimes a long wait but what an amazing place. Love the food, drinks, and environment. Come with a group of just a friend. Top notch.
  • Ben
    BenJanuary 21, 2015
    Go here in the summer and get a good drink and sit by the street. Have some tacos and enjoy the weather and people watching.
  • Solène M.
    Solène MaîtreNovember 5, 2014
    Get the fish tacos. If you love this place. go to Fonda on 7Av in Park Slope, you will love it more.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyMay 27, 2015
    Use all of the hot sauces. All of them. Order two tacos; I prefer crispy fish & barbacoa but it's literally impossible to go wrong.
  • Jesse L.
    All about that fried fish taco, but you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The margaritas are also nice and strong.
  • Will S.
    Will SchollJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I could live on a diet of crispy fish tacos and oro negro sauce.
  • Benito P.
    Benito PagottoNovember 28, 2014
    Have 'Verde' Juice, they are super healthy and great, along with a crispy fish taco
  • Sam W.
    Sam WinnickJuly 13, 2015
    Best tacos!! Great vibes, cool spot and amazing food. Get the barbacoa tacos!
  • Edwina M.
    Edwina McGregor3 weeks ago
    Extremely fast service, chill vibes and awesome decor. The crispy fish taco is a definite highlight.
  • ben v.
    ben van alboomDecember 20, 2014
    It's always taco'clock at this place. The fish tacos are the best though. The chicken tacos are tasteless (like all big industry chickens in America).
  • Christine T.
    Christine TranSeptember 10, 2016
    Start with the guac and chips (it can feed an army).
  • Greg R.
    Greg RazzanoApril 9, 2016
    Amazing atmosphere, good quality food. They upsell their alcohol and appetizers really well, so be aware of that if you're on a budget.
  • Matthew F.
    This place is outstanding. The Pollo Adobo and the Beef Piccadillo tacos are the best. The margaritas are also great, and I'm very particular about margaritas.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownNovember 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Crispy Fish is great, but don't snooze on the Veracruzana (seared fish). The ¡Neuvo! Taco Especial is worth finding out about!
  • Adrien
    AdrienMay 14, 2016
    You won't find the crispy fish taco in many other Mexican restaurants in NYC. A must have with the special tacos
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tacos are solid but the workflow / service is a bitch. Your best bet -- go for table service and be prepared to wait. The quesadillas are cheesily delicious, but taco-sized so you need more than one.
  • Christian D.
    Puerco de pasilla was superb. Pollo quesadilla was excellent too. and the interior is a hit. I will be back for sure!
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BJuly 16
    Cutest place and awesome guac! Mark your order with pencils on the paper menu and be sure to get the margarita pitcher
  • Leah S.
    Leah SchallerMarch 29, 2015
    The fresh pressed juices and tacos are great. But the atmosphere is even better! This is a summer day kind of place.
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