New Taco Place Opening on 84th and Amsterdam

El Gallo Taqueria will soon be bringing its tacos to the Upper West Side. The owners tell us they’ll be opening at 502 Amsterdam Avenue, between 84th and 85th Streets, by the end of September.

This space was once home to Harriet’s Kitchen, which closed its doors in early 2019 – marking the end of an era which began in 1989.

The taco spot opened its first location in the Gravesend area of Brooklyn in 2017 and now has a second storefront in Nolita. The Upper West Side location will be offering dine-in counter service, take-out and delivery.

The menu includes tacos, burritos, quesadillas and bowls, which can be packed with an extensive number of fillings. Some interesting options include beef tongue and grilled cactus.

El Gallo Taqueria Upper West Side

El Gallo also offers nachos and their own signature fries with chipotle mayo, cheese and a choice of salsas.

El Gallo Fries

Additional menu items include an Avocado Caesar Salad, tortas and cemitas (tortas served on sesame seed rolls).

El Gallo Taqueria


To view the full menu and learn more, please visit

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