The Garret East is a casual cocktail bar in the East Village, and Borrachito is a little taco spot all the way in the back of it. It’s in a semi-separate room with about eight little tables, although if you’d rather eat your tacos in the bar up front, they’ll bring them over for you. The tacos here tend to be on the meatier side - they have one called the “Pork Bomb,” which is really just a large mound of pulled pork, salsa, and chicharron on a tortilla. But we prefer the short rib one, and you might see us eating a couple of those here the next time we need a cocktail and a late-night taco in Alphabet City.
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