California transplants turn up regularly at this out-of-the-way Lower East Side joint and proclaim it to have the best South-of-the-Border eats in Gotham. Stark white-tiled walls, ten tables and a single sombrero tacked over the kitchen door function as decor: a mostly Mexican clientele packs the place for excellent moles, enchiladas and tortillas sopped in kick-ass, hangover-busting menudo (tripe stew), which is available on weekends only.
El Maguey y La Tuna
|Venue name:||El Maguey y La Tuna||Contact:|
321 E Houston St
|Cross street:||between Attorney and Ridge Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu noon–11pm; Fri–Sun noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|