Zaragoza and Cherry Tavern

Meet fellow (dog) lovers over a Mexican takeout at Tompkins Square Park's dog-run and continue sniffing around each other at a local dog-friendly tavern.



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cheap date night

Photo: Roxana Maroquin



Let your pooch sniff out your date’s compatibility while you pick up takeaway beef taco platters ($14 for two) and Negro Modelo cerveza ($4 for two) at Zaragoza Mexican Deli & Grocery (215 Ave A between 13th and 14th Sts, 212-780-9204). Then nosh at the off–leash dog run in Tompkins Square Park (Ave A between 7th and 10th Sts) —four blocks away—where other creatures in heat should provide inspiration.

cheap date night

Photo: Roxana Maroquin



Consider marking your lover as your turf over Tijuana specials, Tecate beer and tequila shots ($20 for four), at canine-friendly, low–key spot Cherry Tavern. If you decide to part ways, leverage your adorable pet’s animal magnetism to gather new digits. 441 E 6th St between First Ave and Ave A (212-777-1448)

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