Food & Drink

La Nueva Union #2


About a year ago, a new Mexican deli opened on Newkirk Avenue between East 16th and East 17th Streets, but recently Rancho Alegre seems to have vanished. A new Mexican deli has taken its place, though, and has been open for about a month. Meet La Nueva Union 2.

They tell me it’s under new ownership, and that it’s no relation to La Nueva Union on Cortelyou.

They’ve got regular bogeda fair, like egg sandwiches, and they’ve got a a menu of tortas and tacos to go (at $2, those are some of the cheaper tacos in the neighborhood). One of the best draws of Rancho Alegre was their tamales–La Nueva Union 2 will also serve them, but only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

I tried a torta and it left a bit to be desired, but I’m looking forward to trying out a taco, and I’m hoping the tamales are awesome–and if they are, and you guys go and demand them enough, maybe they will make them available all week.

Thanks to Meredith for the tip!

La Nueva Union Bakery & Deli #2 is located at 1610 Newkirk Avenue.

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  1. the tamales are GREAT! (and only $1.50). the owners i believe is same as the Mexican deli next door. they’re super nice. they also carry Palettas- frozen fruit fruit Mexican Popsicle- awesome! Try out the spicy tamarind if you dare!!

  2. The deli/sandwich spot formerly there was pretty bad; the staff was nice, but they had difficulty making very simple stuff, ingredients were low quality, and was generally bad.  Hopefully, this place can do better – the grocery store next door is great, and I always wished they made prepared food, so…..

  3. The previous owners made the BEST tamales in Ditmas.  (as far as fluffiness goes)  I did have one from the new owners that was not quite as fluffy but I will try again. 

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