Cap off a day of exploring the American Museum of Natural History with the family by grabbing a bite at this local Tex-Mex chain. Appetizers like wild mushroom quesadillas ($10) and shredded pork flautas ($8) are perfectly kid-sized. Tots will also love the handmade guacamole. If you’re bored of the traditional weekend brunch fare, try Cilantro’s huevos rancheros ($9) or breakfast burrito ($8).
This eco-conscious eatery serves up Mexican and Cuban favorites like quesadillas ($6–$8), grilled corn ($3.50) and rice and beans ($6.25) in a green environment. The restaurant is solar-powered and you eat with utensils made from corn. Bring your little ones to this seasonal spot on weekends from 11am to 3pm, when they host supervised, earth-friendly arts & crafts projects for kids. Past projects and educational events have included making recycled paper picture frames and releasing ladybugs into the courtyard.
This local chain is critically acclaimed; Martha Stewart herself has given their guac her seal of approval. The Young Amigos menu has tacos ($9.50–$11.50) and quesadillas ($9.50) for the little ones made with market-fresh ingredients. Each kids’ dish comes with a juice box or milk and a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert. For tots with food allergies, there are extensive gluten-free menus for both lunch and dinner.