Thursday, May 16, 2024

A look at Carnitas Ramirez, opening soon on 3rd Street in the East Village

Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy 

Work continues at 210 E. Third St., just east of Avenue B, where the owners of Taqueria Ramírez, the celebrated Greenpoint establishment, are debuting Carnitas Ramirez at the end of the month. 

Owners and life partners Tania Apolinar and Giovanni Cervantes opened the Mexico City-style taqueria in Greenpoint in September 2021. It later landed at No. 49 in Pete Wells' top-100 NYC restaurants for the Times

The other day, I met up with Cervantes (left) and Yvon de Tassigny, a former chef at St. Anselm in Greenpoint who will be heading up the kitchen.
True to its name, carnitas — slow-cooked pulled pork, supplemented here with just lard and salt — will be the specialty of the house. They will also offer a vegetarian option. There's a beer and wine license, too.
Carnitas Ramirez expects to open its doors on May 31. Initially, the restaurant will operate only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. until "we sell out" or "about 7 p.m." 

You can keep tabs on opening dates via Instagram.


Anonymous said...

A taqueria just opened around the corner. I hope this one has flour tortillas!

MrNiceGuy said...

This is really exciting. Tacos have come a long way in NYC in the last decade and Ramirez makes arguably the best in the city. I cant' wait to try this place!

MrNiceGuy said...

Grub Street did a piece with the folks behind Carnitas Ramirez that is worth checking out: link