I am here to report a restaurant that has blown my mind when it comes to tacos. First off, I would like to point out that tacos are so easy to make and we’ve all had a build-your-own taco night (or rather South of the Border night in my house), and this restaurant is not like that at all. Here in my neighborhood of Sunset Park, there are quite a few authentic Mexican restaurants that are good, but Ricos Tacos takes the prize.
Ricos Tacos is known for their carnitas (fried pork), so much so that they have a painting outside of their restaurant with a pig. When I went to Ricos Tacos for the first time, I ordered one Carnitas taco and one Bistec (steak) taco. I had a feeling it would be different because authentic tacos are made with corn tortillas instead of flour, so I knew there would be a taste difference (flour tortillas are so tex-mex). When I got my tacos, I was surprised at how much they pack on them!
They gave us this tub with sauces, and after I tried the first two (my mouth was on fire because of them), I found this avocado sauce that had just the right amount of kick to it and put it on my tacos. I was in heaven! In order to have the full experience, you have to wash the tacos down with a Jarritos, preferably pineapple.
After my first experience at Ricos Tacos, I wanted more, so the following week I had a burrito! It was so jam packed that I couldn’t finish it, but it was SO good.
Ricos Tacos is an amazing little restaurant off 5th Avenue. I would recommend it to anyone who is in need of a quick taco fix. Did I mention they were open 24/7?