When I stopped by the new Pinche Taqueria and later only wrote about their yuca fries, I guess I was confused. I thought I’d already written about my visit to the original Pinche, but I looked back and couldn’t find a post. So here it goes, although it’s been quite a while. Thank goodness for Pinche. What you need me to say more?
Really, if Pinche does something wrong, I don’t know what it is. The tacos are gorgeous and just about perfect. I tried a couple of pork varieties and the fish, and I could eat there everyday. In fact, I have taco places nearby both my office and home, and they’re not nearly as good as this. Why? I’m not really sure. Pinche says on its Web site that it started in Tijuana back in the 70’s before coming to NYC in 2008. I have no idea if that’s true. The counterstaff doesn’t seem very Mexican to me, but the guy working there that day was unbelievably nice, despite the mobs of people leaving their trays around like their mommas never taught them to clean up after themselves. Unfortunately, the Nolita area attracts a-holes, but don’t let that keep you away. Or just head over to the newer location at Lafayette and Bleecker. Last note: my friends rave about their agues frescas, although you can see I opted for a couple of Jarritos sodas.