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Tijuana Picnic

Restaurants, Mexican Brooklyn
Tijuana Picnic carnitas taco (Paul Wagtouicz)
Paul WagtouiczCarnitas tacos at Tijuana Picnic
Elote at Tijuana Picnic (Paul Wagtouicz)
Paul WagtouiczCorn elote asado at Tijuana Picnic
Tijuana Picnic house margarita (Photograph: Andrew Kist)
Photograph: Andrew KistHouse margarita at Tijuana Picnic
 (Paul Wagtouicz)
Paul WagtouiczCoconut-milk marinated pork neck with Thai-spiced chimichurri sauce at Tijuana Picnic
 (Paul Wagtouicz)
Paul WagtouiczTijuana Picnic
 (Paul Wagtouicz)
Paul WagtouiczTijuana Picnic
 (Paul Wagtouicz)
Paul WagtouiczTijuana Picnic

Time Out says

To breach the borders of Mexican cuisine, Acme vets Jon Neidich and Jean-Marc Houmard have joined forces with chef Alex Lopez (Kittichai), who twists flavors from his Mexico City childhood with 12 years of training in Asian kitchens. The result, a revision of Latin dishes fused with Indian, Creole and Vietnamese ingredients, is evident in the large-format pork neck with Thai-spiced chimichurri sauce and a tortilla soup bobbing with mini Chinese pork dumplings. “For us, there is something inherently fun and social about Mexican cuisine,” says Houmard. “We’re upping the quality, but there’s no formality involved—everything is casual but meticulously executed.” The bi-level lounge—brimming with hand-painted wooden tables, tequila-bottle table lamps and green-and-yellow Mexican tiles—boasts an expanded bar below ground, where NoMad drink slinger Jim Kearns narrows in on mescal and tequila. Margaritas are shaken with avocado and tomatillo, and palomas are laced with poblano peppers.



Address: 151 Essex St
New York
Cross street: between Rivington and Stanton Sts
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: Average main dish: $15. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours: Sun, Mon 6pm–2am; Tue–Sat 6pm–4am
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