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A #SwichApproved Cinco De Mayo

It’s Cinco De Mayo time.  And while the faux Mexican Independence Day didn’t start out this way, forgive us if we’re starting to confuse it with the Mexican version of the American version of St. Patrick’s Day.  Tequila, tequila!

 

We’re more focused on the grub than the margaritas (though only slightly), and if you’re looking for some authentic platos fuertes in NYC, you’re best bet is probably to head to the outer boroughs and make a stop off in Corona, Bushwick or Sunset Park. But unfortunately, for all their tastiness, many Mexican places in the city do not measure up when it comes to their SWICH scores. That being said, we scouted out a few in some of our favorite neighborhoods, so you can get your Cinco De Mayo on in style.  

 

Check out this list and let us know what you think.

 

All aroundPulqueria (Chinatown)
Why here: Healthy and fun. Not tequila shots fun. More like grown cocktails fun (from the Apotheke team)

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Photo Credit: Pulqueria

 

Health: Gran Electrica (Dumbo)
Why here: Whole foods, organic meat…and mezcal

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Photo Credit: DumboNYC

 

Environment: Chipotle (Everywhere)
Why here: Ethical Fast Food(?) that labels GMO and organic Ingredients

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Photo Credit: New York Daily News

 

Workers: La Palapa (East Village)
Why here: High Road and Woman-Owned Restaurant

La Palapa
Photo Credit: La Palapa

 

 Local: Taco Chulo (Williamsburg)
Why here: Greenmarket love

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Photo Credit: Taco Chulo

 

 Community: Bar Bruno (Cobble Hill)
Why here: Kale salad…and mezcalitas of course!

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Photo Credit: Bar Bruno

 

Have a #SwichApproved Cinco De Mayo!

 

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