22 Essential Mexican Restaurants in NYC

New York City’s Mexican food game has come a long way over the last half decade, growing more expansive as different regions of Mexico are increasingly represented around the city. From new plant-forward eateries driven by industry veterans, to the many taquerias, bodegas, and restaurants located throughout the city, take a transportive trip to Oaxaca by ordering La Morada’s mole, or Mexico City via Taco Mix’s al pastor.

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, you may have Mexican cuisine on the brain which is a perfect excuse to check some of these spots off your list. Whether you plan to celebrate or not, here are 22 of NYC’s top Mexican spots to enjoy.