It's somewhat of an embarrassment that after nearly a dozen trips to NYC, I had never visited Harlem. So this time around, we corrected this by making two trips, mainly to get the best red velvet cake ever and sample the tacos at El Aguila.
Located right by the 6 subway at 116th Street, this place is a local delight serving fresh tacos, burritos, bakery products and home-made drinks. We had the steak and chorizo tacos, made fresh while we waited. The meat was tender and each taco was served with a generous topping of onion and coriander (and big chunks of lime). One of the best budget meals in the city.