Empellón Al Pastor (address and info)
The eponymous focus at Alex Stupak’s newest restaurant is al pastor -- marinated pork that twirls on a vertical rotisserie, splashed with red and green salsa and a sprinkling of cilantro and onion. The tripe, beef tongue, and bacon tacos are great, too, but the al pastor is the star. Bonus: an extensive menu of micheladas, margaritas, and mezcals for washing down the eats.
New Mex Deli & Grocery (address and info)
Culinarily speaking, “campechano” is just a mix of something: dark and light beers, a seafood ceviche of various fish, or a style of taco that combines multiple proteins. At this Sunset Park taqueria, the campechano taco is jumble of cecina, bistec, definitely crumbled chorizo, and probably anything else the grill master feels like throwing in. Pro tip: do some throwing in of your own, too, specifically of its totally top-notch salsas.