A crowd queues at this sliver of a taqueria off the canal for Claudia and Alejandro’s tacos, burritos and quesadillas. There are only two stools in the tiny place, so plan on taking it to go.
Practical information Address: 82 rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Nearest transport: Parmentier (3), Oberkampf (5, 9) Hours: Closed Monday-Wednesday for lunch, Thursday-Saturday for lunch & dinner, and Sunday for brunch Reservations: Reservations not accepted Telephone: 01 47 00 78 95 Average price for lunch:
A tortilla speakeasy, if you will. Fresh corn tortillas are produced and sold out of the back room of an apartment building by a trilingual team. It’s not nearly as sketchy as it sounds.
With its bright, bare-bones kitchen, crowded counter, communal table, and addictive salsas — all mercifully un-Frenchified — this upper Marais spot has officially changed the game, and people are lining up for tacos and agua fresca. Go through the unmarked door next to the stove and you’ll find a serious bar, staffed by Experimental Cocktail Club grads.