It’s Now Even Easier to get your Tehuitzingo Fix
A few months ago, fans of Tehuitzingo may have been slightly alarmed that the Mexican grocery and deli on 10th Ave was closing temporarily for renovations. But we breathed a sigh of relief when we learned that the Tehuitzingo team has opened a new location (9th Ave @ 42nd St) that’s even more convenient for office workers near Times Square and Port Authority. The new location features a small dining room and accepts credit cards (the old location was cash only). With the extra space, they’ve expanded the menu (front menu / back menu), adding Mexican classics such as mole poblano ($9) and pancita ($9), a spicy beef tripe soup served in a bowl the size of a kitchen sink.
I’m sure that such a location wouldn’t come cheap, and as such they’ve raised prices a bit. Tacos cost an additional $.50 to $.75 and tortas have inched up from $6 to $6.50. However the tacos that I sampled on my visit seemed to have been made a little additional care and a bit more meat. Additionally, they’re slathered with a bit of guacamole to justify the price increase.
The tacos (barbacoa – $3.25 and al pastor – $3) were just like I remembered – fresh, meaty, filling. Fantastic. They reminded me of why we boldly claimed that Tehuitzingo is arguably the best Mexican food we’ve ever found in Midtown.
Taqueria Tehuitzingo, 578 9th Ave (nr 42nd). 646-707-3916