Snack Dragon Taco Shack: Now Open In Williamsburg

Some of the best Mexican food in the city can already be found in Williamsburg and Greenpoint at restaurants like Mesa Coyoacan, Calexico, and La Superior. Now we can add Snack Dragon to the list:

Popular East Village late night taco joint Snack Dragon has crossed the river to Williamsburg. Located just a stone’s throw from Pies ‘n’ Thighs and Dram, the colorful snack shack is now doing business in a hole-in-the-wall formerly occupied by a barber shop. It’s also across the street from a massive condo that’s currently under construction, and something tells us business will be brisk once that monstrosity is complete.

The menu is the same as the Manhattan locations, with tacos running $4-$5. And unlike the precious La Superior around the corner, these tacos are big suckers; last night we tried the Grilled Sole taco, which came with two ample Blue Corn Tortillas, topped with Chipotle coleslaw, black beans, jack cheese, radishes, a “zig-zag” of sour cream, cilantro, lime, and their “secret homemade salsa.” The fish was succulent and not overcooked, and one taco seems sufficient in size to preempt any impending hangovers.

Also recommended: The Nacharitos; open-faced crispy yellow corn tostadas topped with black beans, cheese, homemade salsa, sour cream, cilantro, and lime. You can get it vegetarian $4, with any meat for $6, or with steak for $7. Check out our crappy cell phone photo of the complete menu below! At the moment, the Dragon is breathing fire from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on all other nights. Cash only, delivery eventually.

Snack Dragon Taco Shack is located at South 4th Street, between Bedford & Driggs.