There are plenty of places in the borough to drink margaritas, Coronas and sangrias, eat guacamole and chips, and pretend you know why you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo this Sunday. And Williamsburg’s recently opened Dos Toros, a relaxed, Cali-Mex taqueria with branches throughout Manhattan, is one of them. Leo and Oliver Kremer, two brothers from the San Francisco Bay Area, offer carne asada, carnitas, and rice and bean-stuffed burritos, tacos, quesadillas and salads, all for wallet-friendly prices. But since celebrating at home is even cheaper, they were kind enough to share their top, “Cinco de Toro” tips, to ensure that your Mexican-themed Sunday supper is a rousing success.
Steam your burrito tortillas! Steaming brings the flour tortilla to life, makes it less likely to tear when rolling, helps it adhere to itself, and you can melt the cheese right onto it. These details add up to the difference between winning and losing. Between living and dying! (Quote from Al Pacino, “Any Given Sunday”).
For beer, we suggest adding salt and lime, and maybe even a drop of habanero hot sauce to make a michelada.
Dos Toros Taqueria: 189 Bedford Ave, (718) 384-8833