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Offline jeanette

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Salchi-Taco, donde todo es barato.
« on: February 07, 2020, 03:40:05 PM »
Formerly Sacs, now taco fast food. Low prices. Tacos, burgers, wings, ribs, pizza and salad.

No phone number listed on their menu.

86-14 37th Ave.

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Re: Salchi-Taco, donde todo es barato.
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 03:55:05 PM »
and salchipapas, i presume....

Offline KGDHP

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Re: Salchi-Taco, donde todo es barato.
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 09:41:46 AM »
Ehhh, not so excited about this one for some reason. They're serving all of the above and apparently hot sauce? Maybe I'll be wrong but this feels like kind of a let down. 37th avenue needs: good bagels, good pizza (not by the slice mediocre stuff), a family-friendly pub, a wine bar like addictive would be nice too. We need better...no more cheap fast food! Please take heed entrepreneurs!!!

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Re: Salchi-Taco, donde todo es barato.
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 09:46:02 AM »
I’ll give them about a week

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Re: Salchi-Taco, donde todo es barato.
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 09:51:44 AM »
Ehhh, not so excited about this one for some reason. They're serving all of the above and apparently hot sauce? Maybe I'll be wrong but this feels like kind of a let down. 37th avenue needs: good bagels, good pizza (not by the slice mediocre stuff), a family-friendly pub, a wine bar like addictive would be nice too. We need better...no more cheap fast food! Please take heed entrepreneurs!!!

there are dozens of places like this in midtown. admittedly, more foot traffic boosts their fortunes, but "everything for everyone" is on point in nyc these days. many eventually settle on one major offering -- 20-some years ago, a pizza place on 23rd near sixth started serving Mexican dishes as a side hustle: It's now called Great Burrito, and noted for having some of the better burritos in town.

and, while it's a different style/vibe, just about every diner in America does this -- burgers, pastas, Greek dishes, seafood, pancakes. heck, Jax Inn (my favorite local) also has "street tacos" on the menu now.

haven't tried the place, but i wouldn't write it off (i'd also suggest that the 'fried chicken' is probably pre-cooked and frozen, and steer clear of it).

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Re: Salchi-Taco, donde todo es barato.
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 10:33:01 AM »
Ehhh, not so excited about this one for some reason. They're serving all of the above and apparently hot sauce? Maybe I'll be wrong but this feels like kind of a let down. 37th avenue needs: good bagels, good pizza (not by the slice mediocre stuff), a family-friendly pub, a wine bar like addictive would be nice too. We need better...no more cheap fast food! Please take heed entrepreneurs!!!

there are dozens of places like this in midtown. admittedly, more foot traffic boosts their fortunes, but "everything for everyone" is on point in nyc these days. many eventually settle on one major offering -- 20-some years ago, a pizza place on 23rd near sixth started serving Mexican dishes as a side hustle: It's now called Great Burrito, and noted for having some of the better burritos in town.

and, while it's a different style/vibe, just about every diner in America does this -- burgers, pastas, Greek dishes, seafood, pancakes. heck, Jax Inn (my favorite local) also has "street tacos" on the menu now.

haven't tried the place, but i wouldn't write it off (i'd also suggest that the 'fried chicken' is probably pre-cooked and frozen, and steer clear of it).

I'm not sure that the culinary what not shops of Midtown are something that we should aspire to attract. Sure, one or two may excel at something but the vast majority are crap. As far as diners are concerned, most people are aware that there are certain things that you simply don't order unless a particular diner has a good reputation for them; seafood for example.

I'll probably try this place just because everything about it is so goofy (hot sauce bar? Graphics stolen from Taco Bell?) but I certainly don't have high hopes. Everything about it seems so slapped together. Besides, there are already a couple of crappy pizza/burger/taco/chicken places around. We don't really need another.

I guess this points to a larger issue with people who tend to open businesses in Jackson Heights, especially restaurants. They seem to have absolutely no vision. They simply replicate what is already here and somehow manage to set the bar even lower than the originals. Of course there are exceptions but they are few and far between.


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Re: Salchi-Taco, donde todo es barato.
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 12:26:14 PM »
setting the bar high is admirable, but risky. we could use a really good sushi place -- Okawa is decent, Happy Kitchen pretty awful for sushi, very good for cooked food -- but are people going to patronize it? and by that, i mean, go regularly enough to keep them in business, not stop in once a month or so when the mood strikes. people will randomly walk by a place like this and say 'i could use a slice,' but a $60 pp (or more) meal isn't generally an impulse buy.

that said, i'd really like a good french onion soup in this weather (or any weather).

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Re: Salchi-Taco, donde todo es barato.
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 04:30:57 PM »
Just had the Tinga Tacos, not bad not great. I’ll give some more menu items a shot in the near future. I miss Sacs

Offline JHResident

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Re: Salchi-Taco, donde todo es barato.
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 05:38:09 PM »
I miss Sacs
Sac's Place Astoria has moved to Kaufman Studios in Astoria, replacing George's, if you don't mind a short hop on the Q66.

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Re: Salchi-Taco, donde todo es barato.
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 05:38:09 PM »