It's hot in NY, the past few days in the mid-90's. The Dodomode is in town pretending it's not as hot as Singapore. She's due to leave soon so we went on a Nolita shopping run and took note of Tacombi, filing it away for a future visit. The future arrived sooner than planned when the swirling dark skies began to drop water and ice on us. We ran back to Tacombi, only slightly wet, and tucked into some tacos.
I wasn't sure what to expect - the interior is ingenious. It's like a large garage with a converted VW bus serving as a taco stand. There is a separate stand for drinks and you order what you want and seat yourself. They were playing Netflix movies on a large screen and many were enjoying the free wifi. I was looking around admiring the design and figured "there's no way the tacos will be good." I was bracing myself for the worst - usually when this much thought goes into design, the food suffers. I was quite happy when my pork taco arrived and happier after the first bite. Not quite as good as Matamoros, but good enough. I downed it and immediately ordered another.
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