Where are you headed for Cinco de Mayo? The Mexican population in East Harlem has been growing since the 1990s, with the majority of families coming from the Mixteca region of Mexico, which is comprised of the states of Puebla, Guerrero and Oaxaca.

El Barrio now has more than 30 Mexican eateries to serve you, whether you’re feeling comfortable with outdoor dining, indoor dining, delivery or takeout. If you’ve not yet tried birria: Both Cafe Ollin and La Chula have added it to their menus, and on weekends you can find the Harlem Birria food truck on 116th Street.

  1. Cafe Ollin
  2. La Chula
  3. El Kallejon
  4. Cascalote Latin Bistro
  5. Bistro Casa Azul
  6. Quesadillas Doña Maty
  7. Quesadillas Doña Maty II
  8. El Tepeyac Taqueria & Grocery
  9. Burritos y Mas
  10. Changarrito del Barrio (Mexico Travel)
  11. Taco Mix
  12. El Paso Restaurante
  13. El Paso Cafe
  14. El Paso Taqueria
  15. Hot Jalapeno
  16. Las Delicias Mexicanas
  17. Made in Mexico
  18. Tamales Lupita
  19. La Cocina de Mama
  20. La Avenida
  21. El Aguila
  22. Sidewalk Tacos
  23. Guajillo Mexican Kitchen
  24. El Mango Loko
  25. Jaguar
  26. El Tapatio
  27. Las Panteras Negras
  28. Pipo’s
  29. Il Gnocchi
  30. Kahula’s
  31. Lupita’s
  32. La Guadelupe
  33. Taqueria Guadelupe
  34. La Bodeguita
  35. San Francisco de Assis / 1779 Restaurant

Also make sure to try out traditional bakeries Don Paco Lopez Panaderia and San Agustin Bakery, and the El Paso and Harlem Birria food trucks on 116th Street. If you’re looking for colorful crafts and clothing, try Azteca Western.

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