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Añejo

Restaurants, Mexican Hell's Kitchen
4 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)
Anejo Tequileria y Restaurante
Añejo Tequileria y Restaurante

Time Out says

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

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Details

Address: 668 Tenth Ave
New York
10036
Cross street: at 47th St
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St
Price: $16–30. AmEx, Diner's Club, Disc, MC, V
Contact:
Opening hours: Sun–Wed 11:30-midnight; Thu 11:30am-1am; Fri, Sat 11:30am-2am
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Users say (8)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 4 star:3
  • 3 star:1
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tastemaker

Hell’s Kitchen has tons of Mexican restaurants to choose from but Anejo has stepped up their game in the Mexican food department. The concept of the menu is small sharing plates and kick ass drinks. Start with the guacamole trio which consists of traditional, bacon habanero and spicy pineapple. They all come with a generous portion of freshly made tortilla ships. You can also get raw veggies to dip in the guacamole. A fantastic main to try for cauliflower lovers are the crispy cauliflower tacos with pineapple arbol glaze, snap peas and pea shoots. You can get either two or three per order.

tastemaker

They know tequila! Really good service, great drinks, everything on the menu was delicious. It's a little cramped inside but the vibe is really fun - great hells kitchen spot

tastemaker

Came here for the first time for their Day of the Dead celebration and I really liked it. You also can't go wrong when they're face-painting people with sugar skulls. 


Good service, strong margaritas and solid guacamole are enough to make me go back. The feel of the restaurant itself is great too and they have a ton of tequilas and mescals to choose from.

tastemaker

The brunch deal at Anejo is definitely a lure. For $45 our group had unlimited sangria, bloody marias or mimosas plus what felt like an endless feast of food. I went for a birthday party and it was the perfect spot to have a big group and chill out for a great price. Outside of that though, I wouldn't say the food or the atmosphere was that notable or worth revisiting. Very middle of the road. 

tastemaker

Review for their downtown location.


While you have to give them props for being one of the only reasonable priced establishments in the heart of TriBeCa, Anejo sure does fall flat in many aspects. Came here for brunch with high hopes and was rather disappointed.


Their bottomless "special" is $29 for an entree and unlimited bloodies/sangria/mimosas. Sounds promising until you realize that this is only if you do the most bare bones meal possible.


Of the 8 options, half include a supplemental fee, which can be as much as $9 extra. Sides are also extra, which I'm not complaining about because they almost always are, but in this case they are absolutely necessary if you don't want to leave hungry. I ordered the breakfast tacos, which some 3 to an order, and 2 bites to a taco. They were tasty enough, but I needed a little more sustenance.

The drinks were pretty subpar as well. The sangria tasted like Juicy Juice, which 7 year old me would have loved, but left 25 year old me saying "where's the alcohol?" And good luck ordering, because in two hours our glasses were refilled maybe 3 times.


At least I got my daily vitamin C. 

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!).


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! 


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.