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Los Tacos No. 1 - New York, NY

The restaurant competition is fierce in the Big Apple, and yet, if you're looking for some of the most authentic Mexican food on the east coast, you simply have to pay a visit to Los Tacos No. 1. On top of its three other locations, the original stand in Chelsea Market is still going strong, with that charming, no-frills Tijuana street stall vibe and a limited yet amply sufficient menu.

Get this: Adobada (marinated pork), steak, chicken or cactus tacos in housemade tortillas flavored with lard; they also do quesadillas and a stellar guacamole.

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VIDEO: Chicken Quesadillas

These quick and easy chicken quesadillas are the perfect, last-minute family dinner!


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!