The gist: Centro is a colorful spot by chef Jose Alarcon housed in a former factory featuring flavorful street tacos and Viv!r is its new sibling—a Mexican cafe, market, and bakery.
The food: At Centro, we recommend the Nopales (cured cactus, mushrooms, kale) and Carnitas en Adobo (pork shoulder, pineapple, salsa verde) tacos. Viv!r’s got chilaquiles, tortas and empanadas as well as Mexican sweet bread and mole chocolate cupcakes.
The cost: Centro: $3 - $5 per taco, $6-9 for entrees. Viv!r: $3 - $22, depending on what you order.
How to order: No reservations needed. You can dine in or sit on the newly-expanded patio. Or, order curbside takeout.