Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Taste: Tacos at Haab in Park Slope and Williamsburg

The rise of the authentic Mexican taco in New York City is one of the most promising food trends of the last several years. The days that "Mexican cuisine" meant nothing more than mediocre Tex-Mex food are now a thing of the past, with local taquerias serving up juicy roasted meats, crispy fish and other creative offerings on small corn tortillas for a few bucks each.

Haab brings the taco tradition to Brooklyn at its casual Park Slope and Williamsburg locations. It offers classics like tacos al pastor with juicy roasted pork, grilled steak, and crispy fish with cabbage and chipotle mayo. There are also some more creative offerings, like tacos with duck confit, roasted lamb, or cactus with avocado and queso fresco.

Perhaps my favorite is the classic papas con chorizo, in which the smokey chorizo is balanced by soft crushed potatoes, shredded cabbage, and fresh cream. Fiery pickled jalapeƱos and fresh tomatoes top off a simple dish with complex flavors and textures.

Haab Park Slope
396 6th Ave (Corner of 7th St & 6th Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tel. (718) 369-0849
http://www.haabnyc.com/

Haab Williamsburg
202 Leonard St (between Maujer St & Grand St)
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tel. (718) 388-4261
http://www.haabnyc.com/


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