Fonda Nolita’s Tacos About to Get More ‘Real’

Fonda Nolita's Tacombi.

Last night we dropped into Fonda Nolita to find some new offerings cooking behind the dashboard of the space's taco-dispensing VW bus, Tacombi. Owner Dario Wolos told us that now that he's warmed New Yorkers up with gringo-friendly options (mole-poblano chicken, barbacoa-style brisket), he wants to take it in the more "real" direction of the offal and the other less-common (around here, anyway) meats typical to authentic taquerias.

Yesterday we found tortillas stuffed with vinegar-soused sweetbreads, griddled tongue, suckling pig garnished with pickled onions, and barbacoa-style goat — some of the new options created by chef (and Food Network star) Aarón Sanchez. And coming up as soon as the spot secures its beer-and-wine license (hopefully by February, Wolos said): four different styles of Mexican beer, all custom-made by Kelso Brewery in Clinton Hill. Wolos is also constructing a takeaway coffee and paleta window in front, so look for that early in the new year.

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