Located in a historic building in the West Village, this 75-seat restaurant decorated with white-oak banquettes, a copper-topped bar and a mural inspired by the mountains of Monterrey serves modern Mexican cuisine. Small plates like a tostada with aji amarillo, jalapeno and caviar ($14), pork shoulder tacos with pibil, onion and paprika ($12) and tuna with ginger, espellete pepper and wakame ($10) will get your meal started. There’s also a selection of appetizers, including ham hock and octopus empanadas ($15) and yellowtail, scallop and watermelon ceviche ($18). For the main course, choose between larger dishes like cod with mint, corn and sugar snap peas ($28), oxtail with poblano, scallion and potato ($26) and sirloin with quinoa, mojo sauce and parmesan ($29). Oenophiles will no doubt be pleased with the extensive wine list, while cocktail drinkers can choose from classics like a Blood and Sand or signature drinks like the Tavo’s Fashioned with rye, popcorn and demerara rum (each $15).
Venue says: “In the heart of the West Village, TAVO features an eclectic collection of dishes that draw from the best of Latin cuisine.”