La Chula
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Situated in Grand Central and East Harlem, La Chula has become one of the best spots to get authentic tacos and ceviches in Manhattan.  And for good reason, as both locations are jam packed with several hungry customers who always have a happy face on once they leave.  With 2018 underway, La Chula has quite a lot of delicious items on the way to keep their original customers happy and bring some new ones in the process.

We first stopped by La Chula back in October, shortly after they opened up their second location in the heart of East Harlem on 116th and Lexington Avenue.  It’s the perfect space, as 116th is consistently busy with a ton of foot traffic, not to mention that it’s located right next to the 6 train stop which always has people coming and going.

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What stood out to me the most was just how incredible their tacos, ceviches and side dishes really taste.   La Chula’s chef Julian Medina really incorporates Mexico-city style tacos and ceviches in each dish he creates, with standouts that include Elote (Corn on the cob), Camaron (shrimp) and Pastor Tacos that took me two to three bites to finish as they were that good.

Now, with 2018 underway, Julian and La Chula has some fantastic things lined up for their customers to truly enjoy.  With Super Bowl Sunday only a couple of weeks away, they are offering Cubetazo (bucket of 6 beers) and a great nacho special- $30 all day.  Yum.

For Cinco de Mayo they will be have a mariachi and a big fiesta with taco and margarita specials.  More details to come on that.  They are also participating for a second year in a row at Tap and Tapas, an event to support Groove with Me (a free dance school for Girls in Harlem) on Monday, April 24th. They recently partnered with them at the end of last year to do a cooking demo/educational class on healthy eating for some of the girls and their families in La Chula’s kitchen.

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In terms of new items, rumor has is that Chef Medina plans to launch a ramen special in the next few weeks that will be a spin on a traditional Mexican soup called Pozole with ramen.  Count me in.  Definitely a spot to check out if you are a lover of all things tacos and more.

For more information on La Chula, please check out their official website.