These Tuna Tacos from The Dream Downtown May Change Your Life

These Tuna Tacos from The Dream Downtown May Change Your Life
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About This Recipe 

This summer, we discovered one of our favorite new parties in NYC - Sunset Swim Club at The Beach at the Dream Downtown. That night, we also discovered one of our favorite tacos in all of NYC - the Tuna Taco from Dream Downtown's menu. Just take a look at that photo - how could your mouth possbily say no?


Mise en Place 

  • 7 oz tuna loin
  • 1 oz red bell pepper julienne
  • 1 oz yellow bell pepper julienne
  • 1 oz jicama julienne
  • .2 oz cilantro leaves and chiffonade
  • 1 oz scallions julienne
  • 2 oz napa cabbage shredded
  • .5 oz togarashi
  • 1.5 oz taco shell (3 per order)
  • limes
  • olive oil
  • salt & black pepper
  • egg roll wrappers


Chipotle Aioli

  • 8 oz mayonnaise
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • 3 oz chopped chipotles in adobo
  • 1 oz minced garlic 
  • salt to taste

Mix all ingredients in the blender on high speed. 

Taco Shells

Use a 4 1/2 inches round ring mold to cut the egg roll wrappers and place them into the taco shell basket, then deep fried at 350* until golden brown.


  • 1 48ct ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp cilantro chiffonade
  • 1 tsp red onion, diced
  • 1 tsp serrano/jalapeño blend
  • 2 tsp chopped tomatoes
  • Half a lime
  • Slice the tuna (thin slices)
  • Spread guacamole on all tacos, then make a slaw with the napa, peppers, cilantro chiffonade, jicama and dressed with lime juice and olive oil salt and pepper.
  • Place the slaw, topped with the tuna slices, drizzle chipotle aioli and garnish it with 2 cilantro leaves on each taco.
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Dan Koday,

Dan Koday is a New York City based writer, editor and digital content expert. His work has been featured in SeventeenLatina, Logo’s NewNowNextCosmoGirl and The Latin Kitchen, amongst many other prestigious publications. Dan is the former Executive Content Director for Latina, responsible for overseeing its digital and print content strategies for Latina – the #1 entertainment, fashion, beauty & lifestyle brand for acculturated U.S. Hispanic women – and – a recipe, entertaining & how-to site that celebrates Latin cuisine.