Those who think life looks better with guacamole on the table and a margarita in the hand will not be disappointed here. The small but cheery little bistro—a busy, bright-pink take-out counter is next door—turns out standards and ambitious specials with fresh ingredients and generous doses of garlic and chili. Shrimp sautéed with chipotle and pasilla chilies has a delicious fiery kick; enchiladas mi bandera is a trio of corn tortillas stuffed with chicken, cheese and shrimp, topped with three different salsas. Service is warm, and the spice is right.
Maria’s Mexican Bistro
|Venue name:||Maria’s Mexican Bistro||Contact:|
669 Union St
|Cross street:||between Fourth and Fifth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight; Sun 11:30am– 10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: M, R to Union St|
|Price:||Average main course: $14. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|