Known for packed tacos and a seemingly endless menu, Taqueria Coatzingo is one of the best spots for Mexican food in Jackson Heights. This joint opens at 10 a.m. just in time for breakfast. Eggs can be enjoyed with salsa verde, cactus, and ham. Entrees include tortas, quesadillas, and burritos, along with an extensive list of platillos — dishes including birria de res and carnitas en salsa verde.
However, the party starts with the tacos that Taqueria Coatzingo serves until 1 a.m. The carne asada and carnitas tacos are best enjoyed with rice and beans. Lengua al Vapor tacos, or steamed tongue tacos, always contain guacamole, cilantro, and onions. For dessert, divulge in a slice of flan or tres leches cake.