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Dorado Tacos
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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28 E 12th St New York, NY 10003
28 East 12th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10003
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
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Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 9:00 pm
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Dorado features an innovative approach to Mexican street food, including Baja California-style fish & shrimp tacos, and grilled quesadillas.
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Counter-service Mexican eatery serving fish tacos & other Baja-style fare in a tiny, low-key space.- Google
"Wednesday has tasty $2 fish tacos."
"They'll also have sabefish, tuna, and other fishes on different days."
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CHERYL HURST
in the last week
Decent tacos but super snotty and unprofessional servers. While I was there I watched an employee eating behind the counter in the kitchen. Aren't there regulations against that?! It was a real turn off. Doubt I'll go back.
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Amber Oliver
6 months ago
Whenever I'm in the mood for tacos and in the union square area, I always pop in here. The food is great and the service as well. Bonus points for Baja tacos for $1.99 on Wednesdays! All of the tacos are tasty, especially the shrimp and chorizo. I wouldn't order the Mahi Mahi though, it lacks flavor. But, the rest of the tacos are fantastic. And they give you free water!
Adria Hirsch
9 months ago
If you love Baja style fish tacos you probably hail from California (as do I) and miss them constantly. Give this place a try. Their tacos are delicious and if I lived near this place I'd go regularly. They're not 100% Baja perfection (maybe the California atmosphere is the missing ingredient) but they come close and are lovingly prepared and absolutely yummy. They also have a variety of fish choices, so you can have some fun with mixing up the selection.
Response from the owner - 9 months ago
While we do wish we could transplant a little of that California atmosphere to NYC, we're glad that our tacos can give you a taste of home, Adria! (we often miss our San Diego home, too) Thanks for the good word and we'll hope to see you for a taco soon! Cheers, Michael
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Çınar Şahin
2 months ago
Get the grilled mahi mahi!
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Traci Cappiello
6 months ago
Small little taco joint next to a Chipotle (weird) but worth a visit for quick and cheapish eats. Loved the steak and chicken tacos I had, but I definitely had taco envy when my dining mates ordered chorizo. I think 3 of their tacos is a perfect serving size if you're starving, given that they double-up on the tortillas. Note: Their tortilla chips are beyond hard, maybe because they're so thick, but the pico de gallo and guacamole is to die for!
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Esther L.
6 months ago
The tacos here are reliably good. I do like Otto's Tacos across town better, but these are good too and I need a taco hole in every zip code. There's usually a couple varieties of fish tacos available, so go eat here with your pesky pescetarian hard-to-feed friend, like I did. And try some of her gazpacho--which has a bite and zing to it (even though it still feels like drinking a refrigerated condiment). The tortilla to fixins ratio was good here (although since the taco didnt fall apart I didn't make use of the second tortilla and some would argue it's not a generous taco unless you have to wipe your face/hands with the second tortilla). Wednesday after 3pm, $1.99 baja fish tacos! (beer battered atlantic whitefish, cabbage, crema, pickled onions, salsa fresca). They'll also have sabefish, tuna, and other fishes on different days. You'll probably spend more here for less fill than you'd get at Chipotle next door but once in a while it's okay to cheat on Chip.
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Jacqueline Cordova
3 weeks ago
Food taste delicious, gluten-free and the place is clean, good customer service, the place small.
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Naiel Iqbal
11 months ago
This small & cramped taqueria looked promising. The menu is varied, but the food came up short. I had the special fish tacos, which were fairly bland. Luckily, the restaurant provides a good variety of hot sauces, but the overall experience was uninspired.

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