Monday, September 28, 2009

Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos




I never wanted to go outside of Manhattan to eat. It seemed absurd to me that someone would go to Queens or Brooklyn for food. I mean, isn't everything you need in the East Village?

Ah, youthful naivete. Now when I eat out I nearly always leave Manhattan. Restaurants here are just so expensive and the return on your dollar not always so good.

Bushwick, a neighborhood that has really started to bloom in the last couple of years is a wonderful mix of scrappy poor hipster artist types and genuinely poor people. This turns out to be a good mix for interesting food. On one end you have Roberta's, a quirky, trendy pizza joint with a fanatical dedication to all things local. On the other head you have the very no frills authentic Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos a hole in the wall Mexican place that is quickly gaining a cult status as the go to place for Mexican food in the city.

As you can see from the pictures above it looks like an old garage, the food is all served on paper plates.

It's homemade, delicious and cheap, always a winning combination.

Of course if you want to know where the meat came from or if the corn in the tortillas is GMO this is probably not the place for you. It actually makes me lament all over again the closing of Bonita where one could rest assured of the quality of the food.

Still, in this instance, I cast a blind eye to these important issues to partake in this authentic and very tasty food.

1 comment:

Kurt Brown said...

Love the fact that it looks like you can get your oil changed while you eat.

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