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tacos and more greenpointWith all the adventurous eating I've done in the last couple of years (sweetbreads, brains, hearts, tongues and testicles) you'd think that by now I'd have had some goat but, until last night, you'd have been wrong. It's not really a strange food at all – in fact, it's quite popular in most of the world (sometimes it's referred to as mutton and is frequently interchangeable with lamb) but in my mind it calls to mind hole-in-the-wall ethnic spots here in the city that always reinforce the phrase, “you can't judge a book by it's cover” (though I've actually found that you can more often than you can not).

Tacos and More is a florescent-lit but very clean new Greenpoint spot with tacky flags outside to mark its not too recent grand opening and a tiny kitchen where all sorts great Mexican food is made. We ordered goat and chicken which were both thankfully mild but still flavorful with just a touch of oaxaca cheese and green salsa. It seems the thing to order next is the chorizo and fish because that's what the staff was cooking up for themselves. And I do mean cooking. No heat-lamped pre-prepared meats here, all the tacos are made fresh from scratch which make the process a little but longer, but is totally worth it.

Tacos and More may not be a prime destination for those who live outside the neighborhood, but for those of us who are local, it offers fresh Mexican made with care and a great menu that won't have your tummy feeling the way most heavy tacos do – and it's open till 11pm, which is rare for local eateries.

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Posted on April 6, 2009

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