Neighborhood: Union Square
Address: 28 East 12th St.
Price: $3.25 (for one taco)

Co-owner Michael Brau recalls wonderful fish tacos being hawked on the corners of the lively port city of Ensenada, Mexico. It's a memory that has informed his fish taco philosophy. As such, Dorado's grilled fish tacos are fresh, inexpensive, and deliciously uncomplicated. Two large hunks of grill-marked Mahi Mahi are tucked into warm, white corn tortillas and topped with a refreshing tomatillo avocado salsa and an avalanche of bitter, crunchy cabbage. In other words, simplicity perfected.