Otto's Tacos Upper East Side - tacos
The Facts
NAME: Otto's Tacos
IT'S: A Mexican eatery on the Upper East Side

04-06-2018

OPENED: June 04th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Otto Cedeno
DID YOU KNOW: Otto's Tacos also serves side dishes such as masa fries; chips with guacamole, and rice and beans
LOCATION: Upper Manhattan
ADDRESS: 1568 3rd Ave, NY 10128
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 86 St Lexington Avenue
OPENING TIMES: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-11pm; Friday & Saturday: 11am-12am.
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Email: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: No

Otto’s Tacos

OPENED138 DAYS AGO

Otto’s Tacos expands with a new outpost on the Upper East Side.

After moving from LA to New York, founder Otto Cedeno was missing the taquerias and Mexican flavors of his hometown, which inspired him to open Otto’s Tacos in the East Village back in 2013. A few years down the road, the LA-inspired taqueria is still standing strong and has expanded throughout Manhattan’s neighborhoods, including the West Village, Hell’s Kitchen and now the Upper East Side.

Otto's Tacos Upper East Side - tacos 2

The Spot:

Similar to the other locations, the new Otto’s Tacos is a casual eatery with affordable tacos. Designed by animator and story artist David Brown, the space includes a mural of the iconic sunset-scene from Indiana Jones, while the outside mural depicts tacos falling from the sky (if only that would really happen).

Otto's Tacos Upper East Side - exterior

The Food:

Paying homage to LA-style street tacos and Cedeno’s new hometown New York City, the menu marries tradition with a dose of creativity. Served on corn tortillas, options include grilled chicken, shrimp, carne asada with a spicy jalapeño marinade, as well as a seasonal veggie offering: honey-chipotle brussels sprouts. Otto’s Tacos also offers these fillings as a Gorgon, a big deep-fried taco with double the filling and guacamole – no wonder it’s a favorite.

otto's tacos - gorgon

The Drinks:

Otto’s Tacos serves sodas, beer and Mexican coke – and yes, Mexican coke is definitely superior to corn-syrup-sweetened American coke.

The Damage:

Tacos cost $3-$4; gorgons are $8-$9; salads are around $12.

Otto's Tacos - taco with brussels sprouts

In a Nutshell:

While Otto’s Tacos may seem like just another fast-casual spot, all tortillas are made from scratch and topped with well-seasoned fillings. Also, the amount of guacamole that goes on each taco is something to write home about.

If you’re looking for more new places to eat, you can always take a look at our interactive map of new restaurant openings in New York. 

Featured image: Otto’s Tacos

The Facts
NAME: Otto's Tacos
IT'S: A Mexican eatery on the Upper East Side

04-06-2018

OPENED: June 04th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Otto Cedeno
DID YOU KNOW: Otto's Tacos also serves side dishes such as masa fries; chips with guacamole, and rice and beans
LOCATION: Upper Manhattan
ADDRESS: 1568 3rd Ave, NY 10128
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 86 St Lexington Avenue
OPENING TIMES: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-11pm; Friday & Saturday: 11am-12am.
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Email: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: No

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