Williamsburg Taco Update: Mexican Bites at an Italian Eatery

Taco Bite is a streetside window taqueria that sprouted late last year from one wall of an Italian restaurant. Tacos are $2 each and tasty–steak, carnitas, or chicken on a pair of lightly griddled corn tortillas with onions, cilantro, and salsa, reports thievery. The benchmark for Williamsburg taco lovers is Matamoros Puebla Grocery, and a couple of hounds say Taco Bite measures up (though another finds its stuff on the dry side).

Also on the menu: burritos, a “Mexican cheeseburger,” and daily specials such as chicken quesadillas. They serve beer and have some outdoor tables for hanging out.

Another decent neighborhood spot is Mexico 2000–like Matamoros, a grocery with a kitchen in back. Its tacos are pretty good, says bill-p, though a notch below Matamoros’s.

Speaking of Matamoros, it continues to turn out great tacos, tortas, and other Mexican chow–months after the owner told regulars that rising rents were about to force him to sell the business. Seems it isn’t a seller’s market, so he’s rethinking his plans. In the meantime, pass the salsa.

Taco Bite [Williamsburg]
905 Lorimer St., at Bedford Ave., at Monsignor’s Italian Restaurant, Brooklyn
718-963-3399
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Mexico 2000 Grocery [Williamsburg]
367 Broadway, between Keap and Hooper Sts., Brooklyn
718-782-3797
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Matamoros Puebla Grocery [Williamsburg]
193 Bedford Ave., between N. 6th and 7th Sts., Brooklyn
718-782-5044
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