March 23, 2011

Calexico | A Little Mexican in Little Poland

There's a substantial crop of new restaurants in Williamsburg and Greenpoint that have been sprouting up these past few months, and slowly but surely, I'm getting around to trying as many as I can (which, trust me, is sort of difficult). On the top of my list was Calexico, a new location of the taco and burrito cart (usually) stationed in Soho. Being a California native, finding "good Mexican" is a bit of a holy grail. Californians (and Texans, I hear) can be really elitist about their taco/guac outposts. I'm not even going to try to say Calexico is authentic because, well, it's not. But, honestly? I'm not sure I care! Their fish taco is incredible: fresh beer-battered cod, mango, radishes, peppers, homemade chipotle "crack sauce," drizzled with a little lime... HEAVEN. Two tacos at $4 a piece made the perfect lunch. And it doesn't hurt that the space is cute!











Calexico Greenpoint
645 Manhattan Avenue | Brooklyn, NY | 347.763.2129.

20 comments:

  1. oh its pretty... I wanna eat here.... Im due to visit new york this june so I am forever researching for places that I MUST EAT at whilst in NY....so any other recommendations would be much appreciated....I wanna get some local "must eats"


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  2. first of all, the pictures are amazing, so much color, co exuberant. I love the green/blue color, it makes you happy and its a color that reminds me of the sea. the food looks delicious and fun, so much colors. i am really eating with my eyes. it looks so refined. anyway next time we are in NYC we definitely will come to Brooklyn.

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  3. 3 blocks from my house = weekly trips. if not more often. deLICious. i haven't tried the fish tacos yet, but i know what i'm getting next time! cute pixies!

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  4. I love these photos, and want to go to there.

    But, as a Californian, N, I'm sure you'll agree, that these guys are violating the sacred rule of tacodom: two tacos for 8 bucks? Sigh. NYC. You're doing it wrong.

    Still, I'm on the west coast. I shouldn't begrudge people anything that is even a kissing-close approximation of the heavenly one dollar tacos I can buy from a nice guy in the parking lot of my local gas station.

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  5. Oh that looks yummy. Does that sign say PBR & Bourbon?

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  6. It looks sooooooo good! Make mu hungry and I just ate =$

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  7. I love mexican food and your pictures make me wanna be there!
    DC
    xx
    http://dentelleetchocolat.blogspot.com/

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  8. FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD. those platano chips look so delicious omg.

    your photos are always so lush and inviting. one of my favorite things about your blog <3

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  9. Two tacos $4 a piece? What are they, made of gold? Sheesh! I'm more of a $1/taco kinda gal. Buutttt I'd still hit up this place cos it's super ca-ute.

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  10. lady your blog has a great atmosphere!!!love it..love also these pics:)now following u..
    Follow me back lady??i'd be very happy if you do so..i wait u on my blog..
    kiss

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  11. omg, that looks like such a cute and cozy little place to eat, wish I could go there!! :D

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  12. this is literally around the corner from our office, and i am very embarassed about the number of carne asada burritos i have consumed since they opened! your blog is looking even more amazing than ever, xx haley b.

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  13. Beautiful photographs! I love reading your blog partly because you illustrate your life so vividly, and beautifully in the medium of photography. You could make anything look beautiful I'm quite sure x

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  14. OOh...you're a great picture taker. I really enojy what you got going on here.

    Besos,
    Denise

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  15. Beautiful photographs! I love reading your blog partly because you illustrate your life so vividly, and beautifully in the medium of photography. You could make anything look beautiful I'm quite sure x

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  16. I love these photos, and want to go to there.

    But, as a Californian, N, I'm sure you'll agree, that these guys are violating the sacred rule of tacodom: two tacos for 8 bucks? Sigh. NYC. You're doing it wrong.

    Still, I'm on the west coast. I shouldn't begrudge people anything that is even a kissing-close approximation of the heavenly one dollar tacos I can buy from a nice guy in the parking lot of my local gas station.

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  17. oh its pretty... I wanna eat here.... Im due to visit new york this june so I am forever researching for places that I MUST EAT at whilst in NY....so any other recommendations would be much appreciated....I wanna get some local "must eats"


    <3 mele


    http://falalamele.blogspot.com/

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  18. Brodie LancasterJune 4, 2011 at 3:23 AM

    I WANT TO GO TO HERE

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