Please add your recommendations! California peeps: don't be judgemental.
  1. Chilo's in Bed Stuy
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    http://bit.ly/1f8QGGm Approved by all my Cali friends, which says a lot. Highlights: their fried fish taco, their chorizo taco, and their array of tomatillo and hot sauces.
  2. La Superior in Williamsburg
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    http://bit.ly/1RWiycC I LOVE this place. They keep it super simple, using only onion and cilantro as garnish. The quality of meat and seafood speaks for itself; no need for frills. Highlights: their carne asada and carnitas tacos, cebollitas (charred green onions), and the spicy guava margarita.
  3. Tacos El Bronco in Sunset Park
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    http://bit.ly/1JI7YnB This South BK classic is undeniably the most authentic and probably the most popular. They also have a taco truck that is usually parked outside Melody Lanes (the towniest bowling alley in NYC). Highlights: their lengua taco is the best I've ever had, cochinita pibil is great as well.
  4. Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos in Bushwick
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    http://bit.ly/1RWuo6o This place is a legit tortilla factory, so obviously, the tortillas are fresh and made on site. Highlights: All of the tacos are simple and delicious. But the tostadas are the best! Get ANYTHING. It'll be good. And BYOB. And CHEAP!
  5. Chavelas in Crown Heights
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    http://bit.ly/1RWx83I First of all, this place is decorated gorgeously and has a fun upbeat atmosphere. And $2 taco happy hour! Highlights: their carne enchilada taco is made with fresh pineapple! Also, get the chicken mole tamale and the Don Pepino cocktail (tequila, cucumber, cilantro, and tajin)!
  6. Calexico in Greenpoint
    The Monterey Fish tacos and Black Bean tacos are my favorites + a good elote. Basically anything you order with their famous "crack sauce" is literally the best.
    Suggested by @Kat