Añejo

Restaurants , Mexican Hell's Kitchen
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Añejo
Añejo Tequileria y Restaurante

For top-shelf tequila and mezcal paired with savory tapas, Añejo has you covered. Traditionalists will love the sweet-and-sour punch of agave and fresh lime in the jalapeño margarita ($14), the perfect companion to the Guacamole Trio ($20). But you won’t regret facing the Mexican Firing Squad ($12), crafted with house-made pomegranate grenadine, or the Oaxacan Old Fashioned ($13), with Calle 23 tequila in lieu of bourbon. 

Once you have your beverage order squared away, move on to the Ahi Tuna Ceviche ($14), candy apple–red squares of tuna in a tiny brunoise of serranos and radishes, marinated in canella sour-orange broth and chili oil. Or sample the Ceviche Mixto ($15), made of tiny cuts of blue shrimp, scallop and sea bass in a piquant broth of mango avocado citrus, along with the phenomenal Blistered Shishito Peppers ($12), broiled on high heat with chipotle sofritas and chorizo tempered by lime aioli. Just beware—every handful contains a scorcher! 

On the side, add savory little Corn Dumplings ($11) stuffed with charred corn and topped with chorizo tomato sauce and a crumbling of Cotija cheese. Follow those with Añejo’s tacos, like the Chicken Estilo al Pastor ($13/$18) stuffed with pineapple, avocado salsa and pickled red onions, or the fish tacos ($15/$21) featuring beer-battered mahimahi, lime aioli and poblano slaw. The succulent beef falls apart in threads as fine as the accompanying shredded cabbage in the short rib tacos ($15/$21), with tomatillo pico de gallo meeting chipotle crema for a satisfying finish.

Before you go, order another round—the sweet Mendoza ($12), with Herradura Silver, Cava and house grenadine, is like a tiny orange Creamsicle in a coupe glass. And springtime is the perfect time for the Cucumber Crush ($14), a mix of Cazadores Blanco, cucumber, lime and agave. Finish things right with the eggy, custardy flan ($7), a great way to appease your sweet tooth after the spicy meal.

BY: TIME OUT COMMUNITY REVIEWER WINNIE MCCROY

Venue name: Añejo
Contact:
Address: 668 Tenth Ave
New York

Cross street: at 47th St
Opening hours: Sun–Wed 11:30-midnight; Thu 11:30am-1am; Fri, Sat 11:30am-2am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St
Price: $16–30. AmEx, Diner's Club, Disc, MC, V
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Maria M
tastemaker

Love this Mexican restaurant! I went for the first time last week and sat at the communal table in the middle. Even for a Tuesday night, the place was loud and fun! All the portions are small - and meant to share - but even the guacamole was really small, I could have easily had that appetizer on my own. Try the tacos and different varieties of guac, and definitely get the margaritas on tap if you love a good marg! They have both silver and gold tequila in those tap margaritas, as well as a variety of other tequilas you can get in your margarita if you so choose. Only downfalls were the size of this restaurant (sometimes I felt like my friend and I were too close to other guests at both the bar and tables) and the price (a little expensive for what we got, but definitely worth it!).

Ashley B
tastemaker

Delicious drinks at the bar. Interesting and personable bartenders too. On a Sunday afternoon in the Spring, Anejo was bustling with diners; people were enjoying a bite outside and the inside was also quite full. A friend and I enjoyed delicious reposado margaritas that the bartender created for us after not being able to make up our minds on what beverage to order. The food that came out on either side of me looked delicious and I cannot wait to come back and taste it! Recommend! Everyone near us was raving! 

D C

Quality margs that are well worth the price point. I'm a huge fan of their shrimp tacos and their guac is hands down the best. I've only had their flan once, but it's beyond memorable.