Fuel up for a day of exploring the exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History by grabbing lunch at this Tex-Mex Upper West Side eatery. Kids can share a chicken or wild mushroom quesadilla—or gobble one up all by themselves—or savor beef picadillo empanadas. Tacos filled with marinated chicken, steak, beer battered fish and octopus are served with rice and black beans for a filling meal. The guacamole here is a must-order—it’s served in a mortar and freshly made to perfection.
485 Columbus Ave
|Cross street:||between 83rd and 84th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri noon–midnight; Sat 11am–midnight; Sun 11am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V|