Aguilar’s Mexican Grocery
Em Pineda @TheHungryDominican
This is, for all intents and purposes, a true Mexican grocery store dressed up as a classic NYC bodega. You’ll find shelves adorned with Mexican products and a small selection of imported colas (including Mexican versions of Coke & Pepsi – which are hands down superior to the ones produced anywhere else). Its humble location on Morris Park Avenue in the Bronx could let you walk by it quickly without thinking much about what it holds inside. But once you venture in you’ll find some of the most delicious (and relatively) inexpensive Mexican food in the Bronx, from carnitas and al pastor tacos to shrimp fajitas and quesadillas, all served with rice, beans, and Mexican cheese. This is the type of place (bodegas with full kitchens in the back) that I’m used to seeing more in Queens than the BX, but it’s more than welcome in the Boogie Down. Sometimes you can find the best food in the most unexpected places.