Like the one in Nolita, Tacombi’s Bleecker street location feels a little like a a charming street in Mexico: there are murals, string lights, and lots of people who are happy to be there. They open at 11am everyday of the week, so come here for breakfast tacos at brunch or a weeknight dinner to reunite with your friend who you haven’t seen since they started their own air freshener startup.
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Dante is the rebirth of a beloved 100-year-old Greenwich Village restaurant. It’s ideal for a first date over drinks and small plates.
Head spinning after a long day of getting dragged around Soho with the female? Find salvation in a crisp Blue Point Toasted Lager draft and steak frites at Jane. It’ll help restore the equilibrium. The predecessor to fratty East Village favorite, The Smith, Jane is its slightly more sophisticated older sister.
Shuka is a crowd-pleasing Mediterranean restaurant that will save you when you need to plan a last-minute 10-person dinner.
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Los Tacos No. 1
Hopefully you aren’t in Times Square. But if you are, you should go eat some tacos at Los Tacos No. 1. They’re some of the best in NYC.
Calexico is a small chain in NYC, and their location on the UES is a decent spot for a weeknight meal. It isn’t authentic Mexican, but it’s solid.
Bar Bruno is a Mexican-American cafe in Carroll Gardens where you can drink three frozen margaritas at brunch.
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La Contenta is a Mexican bar and restaurant on the Lower East Side that’s the ultimate neighborhood hang for fish tacos and tequila.
Gran Electrica serves simple, excellent Mexican food and creative cocktails. It also has a great back patio.
Tacombi @ Fonda Nolita
Tacombi has an awesome Mexican courtyard, and gets serious points for creativity. All in all, we back the place, especially now that they have a liquor license.
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