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July 6, 2017

Sports Illustrated: Where to eat, drink in New York City

Those with normal appetites need not order past the Gorgon. You’ll be full, and you’ll be happy.

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June 26, 2017

Buzzfeed: NYC’s Most Instagrammable Food Spots

Otto's Tacos comes in at #12 on Buzzfeed's list of NYC's Most Instagrammable Food Spots!

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October 24, 2016

Otto on Sirius XM’s “Wake Up! With Taylor”

Otto's Tacos owner Otto Cedeno swung by Sirius XM to chat on "Wake Up! With Taylor"!

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October 20, 2015

NBC New York

Lauren Scala heads to the NYCWFF to chow down at Thrillist's BBQ and The Blues hosted by Adam Richman.

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October 19, 2015

AM New York

7 delicious moments you missed at 2015's NYC Wine and Food Festival...

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August 25, 2015

Eater NY

Otto's Tacos opens a third location on Ninth Avenue today, bringing masa tacos and churros to the 'hood.

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August 24, 2015

Manhattan Digest

Save room in your belly for dessert because their Churros are freaking awesome, fresh and taste great. Overall a 10 out of 10 in my book.

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August 20, 2015

Gothamist

Otto's Tacos new flagship location in Hell's Kitchen is over twice as large as their East and West Village locations.

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August 20, 2015

Grub Street

There are now three locations of Otto's Tacos: the original in the East Village, one in the West Village, and a brand-new "flagship" on Ninth

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July 30, 2015

Gothamist

When Otto Cedeno opened his wood-paneled East Village taqueria in 2013, some taco aficionados—especially those finicky West Coast transplants

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July 27, 2015

Crain’s New York Business

The cooks in the kitchen of Otto's Tacos spend much of their day making dough from nixtamal corn, then pressing it into hundreds of golden

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May 21, 2015

Forbes

Otto's Tacos founder Otto Cedeno talks making the transition from cameras to tacos.

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April 22, 2015

LocalBozo

Chef Joe lends his culinary talents to the 11th Annual “Tap & Tapas” fundraiser for the youth development organization, Groove.

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January 28, 2015

Gothamist

There are literally hundreds of places to score tacos in NYC...

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December 17, 2014

Time Out New York

How do you improve the glorious taco?

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November 3, 2014

Grub Street

New York might be having a tortilla moment, but it's still not so easy to find a great fish taco.

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November 3, 2014

New York Post

W​hen​ Otto Cedeno first moved from Southern California to attend NYU in 2003, he recalls there being no decent Mexican food around.

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October 27, 2014

Zagat

The chicken by far has been the best I've had. The fries were very crispy with a good amount of salt and the horchata was great!

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September 11, 2014

Gothamist

When Otto Cedeno opened his East Village taco shop, we declared his creations something New Yorkers could be proud of.

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September 8, 2014

Grub Street

The East Village taqueria tells Grub a 2nd location is in the works: Otto's Tacos will open at 131 7th Ave. S., near W. 10th St., this fall.

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August 22, 2014

Meals & Reels

Otto’s Tacos is located in the East Village on the corner of East 9th Street and 2nd Avenue. I just so happened to walk by Otto’s Tacos...

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August 9, 2014

Eater NY

I hate it when transplants from California piously proclaim that there's no such thing as a good taco in Gotham. What it usually means is...

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August 5, 2014

ABC World News Now

Insomniac Kitchen: It's Taco Tuesday! ABC's Tina Trinh goes to Otto's Tacos for their take on the Mexican delicacy.

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July 14, 2014

New York Magazine

NY Mag "Cheap Eats" - Let the boss write his own report and have it on your desk by two o’clock. And tell the kids to find their own way...

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July 2, 2014

NBC New York

New York Magazine's Cheap Eats 2014: Lauren Scala checks out three of New York Magazine's 101 picks for Cheap Eats.

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May 22, 2014

Blackboard Eats

There once was a time in NYC when “taco” was short for “Taco Bell.” And for authentic Mexican fare it was Queens or bust. Not anymore.

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April 29, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Judah Friedlander:The 30 Rock alum says Otto's Tacos in the East Village is "world-champion approved." Luckily, this L.A.-inspired...

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March 18, 2014

New York Post

Otto Cedeno & chef Joe LoNigro of the East Village’s Otto’s Tacos began experimenting with deep-fried tacos for their own snacking purposes...

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March 11, 2014

New York Magazine

San Antonio has its puffy taco; Otto's, whose chef and owner both hail from Orange County, has its own take on the deep-fried delicacy.

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February 20, 2014

Shared Appetite

Otto’s Tacos. There are few joys on this planet more substantial and perfect than the taco. And even in a city full of places...

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February 5, 2014

New York Magazine

One of the great traditions among New York restaurateurs is to whip up a stupendous dish and then do just about everything they can to...

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January 30, 2014

Immaculate Infat

Otto’s Taco’s (141 2nd Avenue) – “Cheap, simple, tasty tacos. And I always get a Mexican Coke, cause daddy like his sodas with REAL sugar.”

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December 31, 2013

New York Magazine

The Taco Is the Burger... Forget boutique barbecue shacks, chef burgers, and carefully rendered platters of faux-southern-fried chicken

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December 27, 2013

Burgers and Bourbon

A new taqueria opened in Manhattan about six weeks ago that marries hints of the Los Angeles food scene

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December 15, 2013

Beauty and the Feast

I always say good Mexican food is not NYC’s forte, which may not necessarily be true for long...

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December 10, 2013

PureWow

WEST COAST STORY - A phenomenal new L.A.-style taco spot. Tacos are magic--however you stack ’em. And we finally feel like...

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December 4, 2013

Immaculate Infat

New rule here at Immaculate Infatuation, which really only applies to me, because I am the main offender: no more taco bitching.

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November 30, 2013

Gothamist

Otto's tacos gives New Yorkers tacos they can be proud Of. Our city gets a bad rep when it comes to Mexican food...

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November 25, 2013

No Bread NYC

I eat mexican food ALL the time, but by the time I’m done indulging in several orders of chips and other enticing appetizers...

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November 24, 2013

Citizen Brooklyn

Otto is the new kid on the block, slingin’ LA style street tacos with ol’ Joe on the culinary ones and twos.

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November 21, 2013

Eater NY

The address of newly opened Otto's Tacos, 141 Second Avenue, has been so many things over the last few years

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November 20, 2013

Mandarin Oriental

Otto Cedeno is owner & proprietor of Otto's Tacos in the East Village, an authentic neighborhood taqueria serving up tacos.

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November 20, 2013

Thrillist New York

Aiming to serve up deliciously simple tacos affordably and totally delivering...ly, Otto's let's you grab-and-go carne asada, chicken...

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November 19, 2013

NYU Spoon University

If there was a quarter for every time someone claimed to bring “real L.A. tacos” to New York, we would all be rich.

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November 19, 2013

NYU News

Otto Cedeno recently left his job as director of productions/operations at Livestream to open a taco joint. That decision led to Otto’s Tacos.

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November 15, 2013

AskMen

Why? Carnitas and Mexican Coke. Sometimes people just get things right: Achilles, with slaying lesser warriors; Coltrane, with jazz.

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November 14, 2013

Time Out New York

California native Otto Cedeno doles out Mexican eats at this 13-seat joint lined with wood panels and white subway tiles.

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November 14, 2013

NYC Foodie

Mexican cuisine is making a comeback in NYC. It's just the beginning, but soon you won't have to travel to California, Texas, or Mexico

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November 7, 2013

Grub Street

Another taqueria opens in the East Village today, but this one's taking on the challenge of making masa blends in-house.

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November 7, 2013

Tasting Table

The East Village welcomes this LA-inspired grab-and-go taqueria. Pick from carne asada, carnitas, chicken, shrimp and mushroom tacos.

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November 6, 2013

Eater

LA-inspired taqueria Otto's Tacos soft opened on Monday. It's a small takeout spot with a menu of straightforward tacos and sides.

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November 5, 2013

EV Grieve

Otto's Tacos has its soft opening today at 141 Second Ave. between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth Street.

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November 5, 2013

Zagat

The East Village will get a fast-casual type of taco shop this week when Otto's debuts this Thursday.

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September 24, 2013

Bedford & Bowery

Holy Molé! The East Village Is Getting Yet Another Taqueria

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September 23, 2013

New York Magazine

Many complain about the quality of New York’s Mexican food; few do anything about it. Not so Los Angeles expat Otto Cedeno.

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August 21, 2013

EV Grieve

Work continues at 141 Second Ave. near East Ninth Street where Otto's Tacos will be opening soon.

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