St. Marks Place in Manhattan is famous for a multitude of reasons. It’s known for being loud, crazy, and a little bit grungy at times. Over the years it’s gone through many changes, but it’s always been a great place to eat. Everything from Japanese food to a $1 slice to a fine dining restaurant to a craft beer bar can be found on this street, and there truly is something for everyone. And while you could spend weeks eating on St. Marks Place, here are a few favorite places to start.
At the very end of St. Marks, just on the corner of Avenue A is Empellón al Pastor, an excellent Mexican restaurant. Come here when you’re looking for something more than a takeout taco joint, but make sure not to skip their al pastor taco. You order your food at one end of the bar and drinks at the other and then take a seat; and the drinks here are just as much of a draw as the food.