Now open in Bed Stuy, on the corner of Halsey Street and Lewis Avenue (right across the street from Saraghina): Oaxaca Taqueria. This is the second Mexican restaurant for Bed Stuy this summer, as Tepache opened just a block away, on Halsey and Marcus Garvey, this July. The menus are even similar — Oaxaca is serving up tacos, enchiladas, tortas, quesadillas, burritos, platos and ensaladas. Prices look fair, with tacos costing around $3.50, tortas costing $8.50, and burritos around $7. There’s also a lunch special Monday through Friday from 11 to 3pm costing between $6.50 and $7.95. Oaxaca is a Brooklyn-based mini chain that’s mostly known for its tacos, and there is another Bed Stuy location at 1116 Bedford Avenue.
I snapped this photo on a Saturday evening and the place was hopping. So who’s checked it out? How does it stand up to Tepache? On a related note, Tepache is now building out its back garden, which should open as extra outdoor seating. (See below.)