sunset park spot tacos matamoros is nothing special from the inside or out. a plain box, a t.v. on in the background, and a little bit dark. but the tacos were excellent. i got a few different kinds (sorry i’m not that adventuresome so i didn’t try all those stomach parts) and stuck to the various porks and chicken. the corn tortillas were excellent. i have no idea how to get them so soft, warm and pliant (whenever i warm them up at home i can’t seem to match this technique), the fresh tomatillo sauce was spicy, the toppings of onions and greens added a nice brightness to the dish. the ratio of meat to tortilla (two tortillas per taco) also seemed perfect. we got a side of guacamole and for not being made that very instant (in that it was a little cool) it was still quite good and chunky.
we got a few other dishes including the flautas (not so great though they photographed better than the tacos which just looked like “mush”) and the enchiladas (maybe a wee bit heavy) but the price is right, and i think if you stick just to tacos you’ll be happy. and of course it is incredibly cheap. so while the red hook trucks might have better overall tacos (and i have to go try them out again this year, especially the country boys/martinez taco truck), for speed (there was no wait here), and for satisfying a taco craving all year round, tacos matamoros is a very good option. tacos matamoros, 4508 5th avenue between 45th and 46th streets, brooklyn, new york, 718.871.7627.