If you’re visiting Long Island City, it’s worth stopping at Gordo’s Cantina. This superior Mexican nook even warrants a special trip from Manhattan. The restaurant is located close to the Queensboro Plaza stop on the 7, N and W trains. Rewards include scrumptious shrimp tacos, grilled skirt steak quesadillas and a hefty torta layered with four-hour braised pork shoulder and avocado salsa. Gordo’s fan base grew from street-food vending and pop-up appearances, so it’s a happy event to know where to find their cheerful little outpost on a regular basis.