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A Mexican Restaurant, With a Focus on Authentic Tacos, Opens in Sunnyside

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July 26, 2013 By Christian Murray

An authentic Mexican restaurant, with a heavy focus on tacos, has opened on 47th Avenue.

The establishment, named Tacos Santa Fe, is located at 47-08 47th Avenue, where Real Santa Fe ( a similar Mexican restaurant) once operated. Tacos Santa Fe has no ties to the former entity—despite the similar logo and name.

Tacos Santa Fe serves food from its front window to customers who sit on bar stools. The interior space is not used for restaurant purposes; instead, it is used by the company for its catering business.

“We moved into this area because there are a lot of people around here who love real Mexican food,” said Nelly Siguecia, the owner. “Most places in the neighborhood are Tex-Mex, yet many people want the real thing.”

The restaurant is reasonably priced. Tacos sell for $2 each, or three for $5. Meanwhile, burritos cost $6, tortas $6 and quesadillas $5.

The restaurant offers free delivery. It can be reached at 718-269-9946

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43rd & 43rd

Their only seating is outside? OK in July, but what happens October through April? I guess they hope for lots of catering then.


i just tried them. the tacos are good, but they’re ridiculously small, not worth it.


Pretty odd place, but good luck to them. If this place makes money Taco Bell will be next in the area.

Hoof Hearted

I think they should have picked a name different from the previous business. It wasn’t too much luck for them. Besides, people might not realize this place is new.


I felt like such an idiot for not trying Real Santa Fe as I heard it was good.

When I found out about this place opening about 2 weeks ago, I gave it a go and I was thoroughly impressed by the quality, value, and portion size. We put the menu in our go-to box for take out!

Good luck Tacos Santa Fe!


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