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09 November 2015

Taqueria Izucar

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Slotted into a tiny triangular space on the end of a building, Izucar makes the most of its arrangement with a kitchen that is consistently spinning out good antojitos. The dining space consists of two counters and a few more stools, but any arrangement of multiple customers is going to be a bit crowded, adding to the charm. Sitting down to eat will inject you into the lives of the chef and any other patrons.

On the brick wall just to the right of the awning is a mural of the ubiquitous Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe under the sign of Tacos Izucar. If "our lady" likes it, it must be good. You might find yourself eating out here next to her if the place is full, your conversations repeatedly paused by the M train above.

When a seemingly nondescript taco joint puts one of their meats at the top of their list, it is usually because this is what they do best. This unscientific theory I just made up is confirmed here, as the suadero is king. These small pieces of veal flank are smooth and expertly seared, and were delicious on our order of sopes ($7.50, below).


We also grabbed a couple of their taquitos ($1.50, below) with chorizo. They do things pretty bare bones here, allowing you to squeeze and dribble all your other tastes on as desired. The meats speak for themselves.


All in all, Bushwick has plenty of antojitos joints but this is up there with the top ones. Maybe coming from a different part of the city is not worth the trouble, but enjoying a quick bite when nearby is recommended.

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