If you’ve been to Mexico City, would like to go to Mexico City, or simply swear each day you’re going to move to Mexico City in between jobs, Aldama in Williamsburg should be at the top of your personal bucket list in NYC. In addition to a bar full of craft tequila and mezcal available (and daily Happy Hour specials from 5-7pm), they serve impressive Mexican dishes - like grilled head-on shrimp, chunky guacamole topped with salsa macha, and a crispy tuna taco. And while our time here was a bit hazy on account of all the small goblets of mezcal, what we remember well were the neutral-toned ceramic copitas and matching platters with refreshing orange slices to provide relief from the smokiness. Plus, their basement-level room has chic bar stools woven like wicker baskets.
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