Fatty Daddy Taco quietly opened the Thursday before last on Ninth Street just west of Fifth Avenue, in the space that was briefly occupied by a middling Asian fusion joint, and before that Pita Hut. It's operated by a husband-and-wife duo, who also run the well-regarded Layla Jones on Court Street (and served Mexican food before that), and it's clear that they know what they're doing with this place.
The menu is classic taqueria, with tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and tortas filled with your choice of grilled chicken, grilled steak, grilled fish, spicy stewed chicken, grilled portobello, chorizo, or spicy ground beef (picadillo). Tacos come topped with a thin guacamole, cilantro, and onion; and tortas, perhaps as a nod to the Miami Frita, are topped with potato sticks, always a worthy addition. Prices aren't cheap but aren't expensive either: tacos run about $3.50 on average, burritos about $8.50, quesadillas run $5.50 with just cheese and $7.50 with meat, and tortas cost about $8. You can find cheaper tacos elsewhere, but these are also larger than most; two is enough to fill you up.
The steak was well-seasoned and properly cooked, the stewed chicken (pictured) had a spicy chipotle kick and wasn't just a pile of mush, and the fish was fresh and nicely blackened. The tortillas used are also some of the best I've had.
We thankfully live in a neighborhood that offers several mighty good tacos. You can get them for cheaper elsewhere, but something tells me Fatty Daddy is going to stick around for a while.