NYC: Bed Stuy / Clinton Hill: Taqueria Tepango

Wandering around my neighborhood, I was happy to discover Taqueria Tepango, a reasonably priced Mexican restaurant.  As I've mentioned before, the cookie cutter Mexican restaurant menus and overall restaurant styles in NY are different than those of Texas, but this place seems like one of the decent NY ones.

I first ate here back in my days of mole thrall, so I had to order the Mole Poblano ($10).

Dark meat chicken with spicy chocolatey sauce, only served with rice and beans
I really would've liked some pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, and/or at least some cilantro with this.  It was good though, at the perfect spicy level for me.

Overall, it's better to order the burritos, which are $8 and are totally big enough for 2 people.  Ordering one of these things for yourselves is really pretty hazardous.  The pollo/chicken is great, and the tinga (spicy chipotle chicken) is of course even better (unless you don't like spicy at all, obviously).

as you can see, you get guacamole, pico de gallo, and some hot sauce
That hot sauce is, as far as I can tell, just blended habaneros though, so I steer clear of it, opting instead for Tapatio sauce from the fridge.

In sum, this place is solid.  It's near Pratt and the Classon G train stop.  The prices are about as fair as you'll get outside of travelling to bumfuckish areas of NY (okay, maybe Sunset Park isn't bumfuckish, depending on where you live, but the Queens stuff is).  I'd just suggest sticking to sure bets of delicious indulgence such as tacos, burritos, tortas and cemitas.  Most people don't need to be told that, but assholes like me need to remember that Mexican joints like this aren't about adventure; they're about yum.

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