Maz Mezcal

Restaurants , Mexican Upper East Side
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Maz Mezcal
Maz Mezcal
When this welcoming Tex-Mex place expanded a couple of years ago, the crowds magically expanded, too. The kitchen turns out satisfying border-town specialties like poblano chilies stuffed with beef and cheese, and thick, chocolate-laced moles; the bar produces expertly mixed pitchers of fresh-lime margaritas. Slight missteps like bland shrimp in pumpkin-seed sauce and clunky chocolate mud pie on a recent visit, don’t—and shouldn’t—keep the hordes at bay.
Venue name: Maz Mezcal
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Address: 316 E 86th St
New York
10028
Cross street: between First and Second Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–1am
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th
Price: Average main course: $16. AmEx, DC, MC, V
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Julie S
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Located on the Upper East Side, Maz Mezcal serves average Mexican and Tex- Mex food. The décor is bright, cheerful, and colorful keeping with the South of the border theme. There also is decent amount of outside seating for alfresco dining. Menu items include the standard choices like guacamole, queso fundido, enchiladas, burritos, tostadas, and fajitas. If you like cheese, the chile relleno is a satisfying vegetarian option.Try the sopapillas or bunuelos if you have a sweet tooth. They have a pretty impressive selection of tequilas to choose from as well as tasty cocktails. For Halloween they really decorate nicely, so it’s worth stopping in for that alone.