Tacombi, a restaurant that started as a taco stand served out of a Volkswagen bus, has finally opened. And I was lucky enough to attend their grand opening!
Located at 377 Amsterdam Ave, between 78th and 79th street, Tacombi took the place of the former Sugar and Plumm sweet shop.
Tacombi is a growing chain of restaurants with several locations throughout Manhattan, and one in the Hamptons. It is known for being lively and fun, and for its menu of tacos, quesadillas, and tropical cocktails.
Tacombi Food Options
Menus are printed on paper, and diners are given paper menus to pencil in their choice of tacos. The dining room is spacious and has both high-top tables and regular seating.
The menu has plates to start off with, “entradas”, which can be shared. Guacamole. The most exciting choice is the “esquites”, corn served in a cup and topped with creamy cheese, lime, and chili-flecked sauce.
After ordering an entrada, you can pick between lots of different tacos, tostadas, and quesadillas. There are twelve taco options to be exact, with the al pastor (pork with pineapple) and barbacoa among the most popular. The crispy fish taco is crowd favorite too – it’s beer battered and served over pickled cabbage.
The yellowfin tuna tostada and the guacamole were also reasonably priced and flavorful. And there are vegetarian options to accommodate all.
The service at Tacombi is notably good – a result of their knowledgable staff and hospitable attitude. Everything was served quickly, and the staff was super accommodating.
The restaurant is bright and colorful too, and features a “juice bar”. Customers can sit and enjoy cocktails while waiting for a table. Margaritas, palomas, and piña coladas are all featured on the drinks menu. Additionally, the less adventurous can pick from a wide selection of wines, beers, and sangrias.
At Tacombi, there will be something for every Upper West Sider. Welcome to the neighborhood! Learn more on their website here.
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