When this welcoming Tex-Mex place expanded a couple of years ago, the crowds magically expanded, too. The kitchen turns out satisfying border-town specialties like poblano chilies stuffed with beef and cheese, and thick, chocolate-laced moles; the bar produces expertly mixed pitchers of fresh-lime margaritas. Slight missteps like bland shrimp in pumpkin-seed sauce and clunky chocolate mud pie on a recent visit, don’t—and shouldn’t—keep the hordes at bay.
|Venue name:||Maz Mezcal||Contact:|
316 E 86th St
|Cross street:||between First and Second Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th|
|Price:||Average main course: $16. AmEx, DC, MC, V|