Calabrije's Margaritas & Tacos
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A short stroll from Jefferson Street subway station lies this vibrant Mexican-inspired joint. Fuelled on everything Mex-seasoned, Calabrije’s Margaritas & Tacos is (as you might’ve guessed from the name) a creative cocktail bar and Mexican eatery. But don’t think tacos are the only thing on offer here – you’ll also find quesadillas, gorditas, and a bunch of sides and desserts on the menu. Think kekitos – that’s cupcakes, fyi – in chocolate or vanilla, with a choice of chocolate, vanilla or strawberry glaze.
But the unique point of this spot is their extensive create-your-own Margaritas. That’s right, the primary focus here is the classically Mexican cocktail. In fact, Calabrije’s has a massive 21 different flavors to choose from for their Margs, including lime, blood orange, lychee, raspberry and pomegranate – which can be mixed to make a personalised combination. You can get them frozen or on the rocks, spicy and classically sugar-rimmed. Plus, you can make the drink with mezcal if you prefer (an added $2).
When your hunger sets in, we’ve made it easy for you there as well. Each taco is served by the piece, so you can mix, match, and try as many different varieties as you like. The nachos are amazing and cannot be overlooked. Top your nachos with fine ingredients such as shrimp, chorizo, or even bacon! And we can’t forget about dessert! Not just your typical Mexican desserts, but instead something very universal: Kekitos! (Cupcakes!)
The ambiance and atmosphere are quite unique, something special and hard to describe. A place full of color and quirkiness, full of art and very cozy. It’s the perfect place for a first date, for the night out with a special friend, but also the place to go out with your friends and forget a bit about routine. Immerse yourself in this very particular and unique approach to the Mexican vibe.