— one of the biggest days of the year along Cinco de Mayo East 116th Street and across East Harlem, which since the 1990s has become home to one of the largest clusters of Mexican small businesses citywide.
Take a stroll for dinner, since most restaurants are gearing up with specials on everything from Your walking guide: cemitas to huaraches, aguas frescas to mangonadas.
116TH STREET: * La Marqueta — Park Avenue & 116th Street, hosting D.J.s and beer by Baja Brewing Co., and food by El Kallejon, & Quesadillas Dõna Maty CakeBurgers * La Chula — 137 East 116th (Lex) * Quesadillas Dõna Maty III — 158 East 116th (Lex/Third) * El Mango Loko — 218 East 116th (Third/Second) * Hot Jalapeño — 219 East 116th (Third/Second) * — 228 East 116th (Third/Second) Quesadillas Dõna Maty I * Taco Mix — 234 East 116th (Third/Second) * Changarrito del Barrio / Mexico Travel — 238 East 116th (Third/Second) * San Agustin Bakery — 249 East 116th (Third/Second) * Las Delicias Mexicanas — 2109 Third (115th/116th) * La Avenida — 2247 First (115th/116th)
FURTHER NORTH: * Bistro Casa Azul— 343 Pleasant (118th/119th) * Guajillo Mexican Kitchen — 2277 First (117th) * El Kallejon — 209 East 117th (Third/Second)
FURTHER SOUTH: * Sidewalk Tacos — 2163 Second (111th/112th) * Made In Mexico — 2161 Second (111th/112th) * El Paso Restaurante — 123 East 110th (Park/Lex) * Quesadillas Dõna Maty II — 225 East 110th (Third/Second) * Las Panteras Negras — 2130 Second (109th/110th) * Cascalote Latin Bistro — 2126 Second (109th/110th) * Cafe Ollin — 339 East 108th (Second/First) * El Aguila — 1634 Lexington (103rd) * El Tepeyac Taqueria — 1621 Lexington (102nd/103rd) * Burritos y Mas — 1571 Lexington (100th/101st) * El Paso Taqueria — 64 97th Street (Madison/Park).
Images of first, second and third locations thanks to local photographer Quesadillas Dõna Maty’s Evi Abeler.