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Sometime around Cinco de Mayo we wondered where the best and worst Mexican food could be found in New York City. As you can see by the hefty number of 3.5 ratings below, we're never going to really have the best Mexican food here, but we can at least come up with a comprehensive list of decent places.

Our previous post was inspired by a terribly bland and soggy experience at Lobo on Court Street in Brooklyn—and since no one deserves to get Lobo'd, we asked for your suggestions on the best and worst places that serve Mexican food here. Below are the lists that you helped generate, as well as polls where you can cast your final vote for "best" and "worst."

1. Fresh Tortilla Express at 206 Varick Street—3 stars on Yelp
2. Jolie Cantina at 241 Smith Street in Brooklyn—4 stars on Yelp (and Gothamist Approved! Get the guacamole and lobster tacos.)
3. Lupe's at 110 Ave of the Americas—3.5 stars on Yelp
4. La Paloma at 359 W 45th Street—3.5 stars
5. Noche Mexicana at 842 Amsterdam Avenue—3.5 stars on Yelp
6. Tamale truck at the Mexican Embassy at 27 East 39th Street
7. Tequila Biblioteca at 622 3rd Avenue—4 stars on Yelp
8. Taco Mix at 234 East 116th Street—4.5 stars on Yelp
9. Guelaguetza at 526 West 47th Street—4.5 stars on Yelp
10. Pinche Taqueria at 227 Mott Street—3.5 stars on Yelp
11. La Esquina Corner Deli at 114 Kenmare Street—4 stars on Yelp
12. Hecho en Dumbo at 354 Bowery—3.5 stars on Yelp
13. El Centro at 824 9th Avenue—3.5 stars on Yelp
14. Papatzul at 55 Grand Street—3.5 stars on Yelp
15. La Superior at 295 Berry Street, Brooklyn—3.5 stars on Yelp
16. Vamos Al Tequila at 162 Franklin Street—4 stars on Yelp
17. Nuevo Mexico at 489 5th Avenue, Brooklyn—3.5 stars on Yelp
18. Cascabel Tacos at 1538 2nd Avenue—3.5 stars on Yelp
19. Chipotle at Various Locations—3.5 to 4 stars on Yelp
20. Buddy's at 260 Court Street—3.5 stars on Yelp

1. Sabor A Mexico II at 233 East 77th Street—3.5 stars on Yelp
2. Jesus Taco at 1346 Amsterdam—2.5 stars on Yelp
3. Dos Caminos at 825 3rd Avenue, 475 West Broadway & 373 Park Avenue South—3 stars on Yelp
4. Lime Jungle at 803 9th Avenue—3 stars on Yelp
5. El Camion at 194 Avenue A—4 stars on Yelp
6. El Moderno at 519 Metropolitan, Brooklyn—2.5 stars on Yelp
7. Grand Morelos at 727 Grand Street—3.5 stars on Yelp
8. Maui Taco at 330 5th Avenue—2.5 stars on Yelp
9. Pedro's at 73 Jay Street, Brooklyn—2.5 stars on Yelp
10. San Loco at 160 N 4th Street, Brooklyn, 129 2nd Avenue & 111 Stanton Street—3 stars on Yelp
11. Lobo at 188 5th Avenue, Park Slope & 218 Court Street, Cobble Hill—3 stars on Yelp (the inspirations for this post!)
12. Mexican Radio at 19 Cleveland Place—3 stars on Yelp (though they have some nice frozen margs!)
13. New Post Cafe at 4001 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside—3 stars on Yelp
14. Qdoba at 875 3rd Avenue & 12 W 23rd Street—3.5 stars on Yelp
15. Yummy Taco at 941 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, 245 Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Heights, others—2.5 stars on Yelp
16. China One Taco House at 4420 48th Avenue, Sunnyside—2.5 stars on Yelp
17.El Aguilla at 137 East 116 Street—3.5 stars on Yelp
18. El Cantinero at 86 University Place—3 stars on Yelp
19. La Flaca at 384 Grand Street—3.5 stars on Yelp
20. Panchitos at 105 MacDougal Street—2.5 stars on Yelp