Jamaica, Queens might not be known as the Mexican food capital of New York City, but that just means it's open territory for someone to plant a flag. Planting the tallest right now is Tacos Carmelita, which imports traditional Mexican flavor into bold street food forms - not just in tacos, burritos and quesadillas, but in gyro-style wraps, and using pastor roasted on a spit. It's all a whole lotta savory, a whole lotta hot, and just a whole lotta food in general. Latin spice permeates every bite of this goodness, so to get your authentic fix, track down Tacos Carmelita and help them plant a flag in Queens for dominance.
* The quesadilla, perfectly rationed between grilled and melty, and perfect in every other way too