It's impossible to talk about the Mexican culinary scene of Sunset Park without mentioning Tacos Matamoros, one of the longstanding fixtures of Fifth Avenue. The restaurant is a neighborhood stalwart large enough to accommodate families celebrating quinceañeras, and it holds a liquor license for those for whom margaritas are essential. The menu is ample, with pages of offerings that include antojitos, tacos of every stripe, surf-and-turf platters, guacamole, and flan. The food is crowd-pleasing, a fact that’s evident in the glee that spills over from nearby tables. It's also the only place in the neighborhood where you can get both a coctel de camarón and a cocktail and dine while perusing the bootleg DVDs and long-stemmed roses hawked by roving sellers. Three years ago Matamoros opened a smaller second location several blocks south on Fifth.
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