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Oaxaca Taqueria Camarón (stewed shrimp) taco
#1. Chavella’s’ Pescado
Delicately seasoned fresh fish fillets with a crisp slaw topping, these and the rest of the tacos at this authentic Mexican restaurant are a great bargain and fun to mix and match. (Try the nopales—cactus—and the trio of salsas.)
736 Franklin Ave, Crown Heights
#2. Oaxaca’s Camarón
Quality of carnitas and carne asada can vary depending on time of day, so best to stick with these juicy morsels of stewed shrimp. Smothered with pickled onions, this homey snack from the streets of, well, Oaxaca lends a luxurious taste of this coastal Mexican state; it just might remind you of a shrimp roll—a warm, spicy one.
251 Smith St, Carroll Gardens and 250 Fourth Ave, Park Slope
#3. Whirly-bird’s Breakfast Taco
Eggs scrambled with Oaxaca cheese, a saucy and salty salsa, a sprinkle of cilantro, and some crushed jalapeño potato chips, wrapped in a griddled soft corn tortilla. In a city low on quality Tex-Mex, this is the closest you’ll get to breakfast in Austin.
251 S 2nd St, Williamsburg