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Restaurants, Mexican Upper East Side
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczCarne asada fries at Ziggy's 
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczTacos at Ziggy's 
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczSeafood cocktail at Ziggy's
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczTamale at Ziggy's

Time Out says

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The El Atoradero crew had quite the year: The Bronx cheap-eats favorite got a Brooklyn sibling in early 2016, and now two of the owners of that Prospect Heights restaurant—Noah Arenstein and Josh Kaplan—branch out with this seafood-focused Mexican offshoot on the Upper East Side. The team updated the former Brother Jimmy’s BBQ space (the chain’s owner, James Goldman, is Kaplan’s cousin and a partner here) with surf-shack accessories like tiki torches, painted wooden barrels and wall-mounted marlin, and the food-and-drink menu fits the beachy theme. Dishes from Vinegar Hill House alum Juan Juarez range from bass tacos (fried with epazote cream, grilled with mango pico de gallo) and beer-steamed shrimp buckets to cheese taquitos and San Diego–style steak fries topped with carne asada, which diners can wash down with mescal punches, mai tais and margaritas by the pitcher. 



Address: 1485 Second Ave
New York
Cross street: between 77th and 78th Sts
Price: Average taco: $4
Opening hours: Daily 4pm–2am
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