Happy Birthday Tacos! (La Flaca Review – Chinatown/Lower East Side)

What more could a guy ask for on his birthday than friendship and tacos? Well, I’m sure we could name a few more things, but this weekend I was happy to celebrate my birth with just that! Before we hit the bar in Chinatown, I wanted to make sure we all had a great meal. Now, Chinatown isn’t necessarily known for its Mexican food, so I had to trek a couple of blocks east to find what I was looking for: somewhere that could fit a large group, cheap drinks, and, of course, tacos.

We ended up at little place called La Flaca, nestled on the border of Chinatown and the Lower East Side. My gang of 12 friends pretty much dominated the restaurant, but the affable staff was more than happy to fill us with tacos y Tecate.

Longaniza Chorizo Tacos w/ Rice & Beans

It should be clear by now that chorizo is my favorite taco filling. So it was easy for me to choose La Flaca’s Loganiza Chorizo tacos, and what a great choice it was. They had spice, though a bit subtle, which I’ve found lacking in some of my recent chorizo adventures. Thankfully, the chorizo wasn’t overly greasy, so we’re not talking about a sloppy taco here. La Flaca also threw on some tasty guacamole, which I think is always a welcome addition to anything. Surprisingly, I did not notice the potatoes that also came on the taco, but they obviously didn’t take away from anything.

My friends also got a variety of the other taco options from the menu. Though I didn’t taste their tacos personally, everyone was pleased with what they got. They praised the grilled tilapia tacos and the plain ol’ ground beef in equal measure.

Besides the excellent tacos, I must give a shout out to our servers.  When one’s night is centered around friends, tacos and Tecate it is hard to find room for improvement, but this top notch crew still managed to make an awesome birthday fiesta that much more enjoyable.  La Flaca staff, we salute you!

Between the Tortilla:

The Loganiza Chorizo came with the following taco friends:

  • Chorizo
  • Potato
  • Guacamole
  • Cilantro

Gooooood eatin’!

- Doc Taco

La Flaca (Chinatown/Lower East Side)
384 Grand St., corner of Suffolk St.
Manhattan, NY 10002

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