Mexican chef Roberto Santibañez (Rosa Mexicana) opens this East Village spin-off of his Park Slope eatery. The 60-seat restaurant offers a similar menu of contemporary South of the Border eats, including favorites from the original, like chicken flautas and lobster empanadas. There's also an expanded selection of bar snacks, such as Taquitos San Andres, which are stuffed with carnitas, black-bean spread, salsa verde, cilantro and onions. Drinkers can sip on straight tequila (Chinaco, Don Julio, Cazadores) or throw back margaritas made with hibiscus, tamarind or guava. A five-foot-tall plant provides a focal point at the center of the space, which also features a copper-topped bar, antique mirrors and photographs from Mexico City artists.
40 Ave B
|Cross street:||between 3rd and 4th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $16. AmEx, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:3
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
Good for brunch with a large group (make a reservation). They allow decorations for birthdays and have a back table that feels private enough for 10 or so people. The bottomless drinks come very frequently (which isn't always the case at other places!). The food is decent and the menu is limited but overall it's a solid 4 experience.