El Gallo Taqueria will start slinging its tacos this month at 502 Amsterdam Avenue, between 84th and 85th Streets. The owners tell us they plan to open on November 16.
The space they’ll be taking over was once home to Harriet’s Kitchen, which closed its doors in early 2019 – marking the end of an era which began in 1989. Here’s a quick look at the reimagined storefront.
El Gallo Taqueria 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 also offers nachos and their own signature fries with chipotle mayo, cheese and a choice of salsas.
Additional menu items include an Avocado Caesar Salad, tortas and cemitas (tortas served on sesame seed rolls).