Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tulcingo Restaurant & Bakery 5520 5th Ave. (Between 55th and 56th Street in Sunset Park) Brooklyn, NY 11220 718.439.2896


There is something to be said about a place that serves cactus tacos… you know you’re in for a treat. The thing about cosmopolitan places like NYC is you can transport yourself to another country in a matter of minutes, and Tulcingo Restaurant & Bakery in Sunset Park is just that, another country and accepts all major credit cards. They even do catering for special events and can make you a wedding cake.

This place serves breakfast, seafood, entrees, and of course tacos. Tacos cost $2.25 with beef tongue and barbacoa tacos priced at $2.50. I ordered Tacos de asada and washed it down with an Eh-squirt (Squirt), my taco came with guacamole (always a plus) and was gone in less than 60 seconds.

What’s the scene like? Don’t expect a table cloth, it’s no frills.

Train: Take the N or the R into Brooklyn and get off at 59th street and 4th ave. Walk one Avenue over to 5th Ave and walk down 3 and 1/2 blocks.


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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

THE FIRST TIME I ATE HERE I WAS HUNG OVER AND I COULDN'T EAT MUCH. BUT IT WAS FAST WHEN I ORDERED FOR DELIVERY AND THE GUY WAS NICE. THE NEXT DAY WHEN I FELT BETTER I DECIDED TO ORDER AGAIN THIS TIME WITH A FULL APPETITE I DECIDED TO ADD THE EXTRAS ON MY TACOS LIKE SOUR CREAM, A LOT OF CHEESE A LOT OF GUAC, AVOCADO ETC. THE GUYW AS LIKE YOU WANT A LOT MORE YOU HAVE TO PAY A LOT MORE AND I WAS OKAY WITH THAT. WHEN I HAVE A TASTE FOR SOMETHING I DON'T MIND BEING CHARGED MORE IF I AM ASKING FOR MORE AS LONG AS IT COMES OUT TO HOW I WANT IT. WHEN IT CAME I WAS CHARGED THE EXTRA BUT DIDN'T GET THE EXTRA SO WHEN I CALLED BACK I ASKED THE GUY FOR MY SOUR CREAM GUAC AND AVOCADO AND HE WAS LIKE GUAC AND AVOCADO ARE THE SAME THING WHICH TO ME IN MY EYES IS NOT I LIKE PIECES OF AVOCADO IN MY TACOS AND GUAC POURED ALL OVER IT AS WELL. LIKE I SAID I DON'T MIND PAYING WHATEVER YOU CHARGE FOR MY DIFFICULTY AS LONG AS IT'S DONE RIGHT. I DON'T REALLY SEE THE PROBLEM IS I AM PAYING FOR IT BUT ANYWAY HE SENT THE DELIVERY GUY TO DELIVER A SMALL SAUCE CONTAINER HALF FULL OF SOUR CREAM AND HALL FULL OF GUAC WHICH WAS NOT ENOUGH FOR NOT EVEN ONE TACO AND A PIECE OF CHICKEN FELL OUT WHEN I WAS POURING THE GUAC INTO MY STEAK TACO AND AT THAT POINT I JUST WASNT HUNGRY NO MORE. SO FOR $2.25 A TACO PLUS $1 EXTRA WAS NOT WORTH ANYTHING. HE COULD HAVE CHARGED ME $5 EACH TACO AS LONG AS HE GOT IT RIGHT AND I WOULD'VE ORDERED EVERYDAY SINCE I AM A TACO FREAK. WHICH I MUST SAY I WOULD THINK IF SOMEONE IS WILLING TO PAY $5 FOR A SMALL TACO JUST HAVE TO THROW IN SOME EXTRA STUFF IS NOT A BAD DEAL FOR THE BUSINESS PERSON'S END BUT WHATEVER. I EVEN ASKED HIM TO NOT GET HEAVY HANDED ON THE STEAK I'M NOT TOO BIG ON MEAT I JUST LIEK A LITTLE BIT BUT OFCOURSE I GOT TONS OF MEAT AND LITTLE IF ANY OF EVERYTHING ELSE.

Anonymous said...

Is this restaurant related to the Tulcingo Del Valle restaurant on 10th Ave in Manhattan?
http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/tulcingo-del-valle/
It's just a block away from Tehuitzingo, but I think TDV is better.

I've been to quite a few Mexican places throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, I think TDV is one of the best. (Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona is another great place.) The carnitas tacos and tortas are really top notch at TDV, and I also like the chorizo con huevo.

Anonymous said...

What a disappointment!!! As I was moving from the city to Brooklyn I stopped by Tulcingo Del Valle Restaurant in midtown and asked if they were the same and I was assured it wasn't. Being skeptical I decided to give it a shot and try my favorite, tacos al pastor..... unedible!!! Completely greasy & Stale!! Tried their Orchata and it was nasty..... Just simply lost my appetite!!! Sorry but it was really a waste of money & time!!! If you really want good authentic Mexican food you won't regret going to Tulcingo Del Valle Restaurant on 665 10th ave right off Times Square... THEY truly are the real deal!!!!

Anonymous said...

Este restaurant es una decepcion no se lo recomiendo a nadie es una mierda la comida es asquerosa te mandan el queso echado a perder en un caldo de pansita te mandan una bolsa de plastico es asqueroso es una desepcion no se por que los de salubridad le dieron una {A} deberian de caerles de sorpresa para que vean la clase de puercos que son

Tizoc Schwartz said...

Wow people really don't like this spot. Maybe I should revisit and revise my review.

Paz,

Taco NYC

Chris said...

I once dropped by Tulcingo Restaurant & Bakery to buy some treats for my kids. Their tacos are really delicious.

Catering NYC

nyc catering said...

Thanks for the heads up. The place does look good. I'll visit next time I'm in the area.

irish restaurants said...

Cactus tacos? Do they hurt? Are they made of real cactus? What a mysterious meal.

Anonymous said...

antes la comida hera muy buena pero ahora es todo lo contrario dise el dueƱo q el sabe lo k ase como cren eso combrueben y beran

Anonymous said...

para los que quieran comentar q ablen o k callen para siempre

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