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NYC’s Newest Taqueria is Esse Taco
May 1, 2024, 12:53.10 am ET


Photos: Esse Taco

The Casamata Restaurant Group is launching Esse Taco led by chef Enrique Olvera. The taqueria is the hospitality group's latest project, joining a collection of contemporary Mexican restaurants ranging from bicoastal ATLA to World’s 50 Best honorees Pujol and Cosme.

Located in a bright, casual, all-standing space on Bedford Ave in Williamsburg, Esse Taco offers a menu focused on simplicity and the best ingredients, such as tortillas made from fresh masa, nixtamalized and made daily in-house from heirloom corn.

Tacos feature classic fillings such as ribeye steak and citrus-marinated grilled chicken thigh, thinly sliced instead of chopped to put flavor and quality front and center. Other offerings include mesquite smoked oyster mushroom tacos and pork loin “Al Pastor” with pineapple butter.

Visitors can also enjoy favorites like a corn husk meringue sundae, inspired by Cosme's iconic dessert, and a range of beverages including tequila and mezcal margaritas, beer and refreshing agua frescas.

Esse Taco is located at 29 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY. For more information, visit