What can’t you put in a tortilla? Nothing it seems, judging by the opening of Suvir Saran and Roni Mazumdar’s new Long Island City restaurant. Unico, located near LaGuardia Community College, serves tacos, enchiladas, and burritos with fillings inspired by cities close to Saran’s heart: Lima, with shrimp marinated in citrus, jicama-mango-cabbage slaw, and chili oil; and Incheon, with Korean-style marinated beef short ribs, spicy kimchi, gochujang, and salsa verde. A selection of Unico’s tacos will also be served at the new taco bar at Saran and Mazumdar’s restaurant Tapestry, in Greenwich Village.
Open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
31-31 Thomson Ave. (between 31st & Van Dam streets)
Long Island City, Queens