Tortilleria Nixtamal
104-05 47th Ave, Corona

This place is the real deal. They have a huge tortilla press in the middle of the eatery, where they make the best tortillas in NYC. Many restaurants satisfy their tortilla needs here. This is a no frills, cheap eats wonderland, offering incredible tamales ($2.50), tacos ($7 for 3), and tostadas (pictured – $3). Buy extra tamales, they freeze well. Their chicken enchiladas in mole are also delicious. Sit outside on the patio with some cervezas or horchada. This is a totally authentic experience, but is also a really relaxing neighborhood favorite. As Tortilleria Nixtamal‘s website say it is: “The essence of Mexico without going to the airport”.