Toloache

Toloache

With it’s distinct interior of mosaic tile murals, burnt yellow walls and vast expanses of exposed wooden beams, this is probably the closest you are going to get, to feeling like you’re in Mexico. Despite the vibrancy of the decor, the restaurant is brought up to date thanks to the integration of a super-sized sweeping beech bar, exposed brickwork and distinct wooden wall carvings scattered around the place. The combination of old and new probably shouldn’t work, but it somehow does, adding to the authenticity of the restaurant’s Mexican heritage. Prepare to be wowed by ‘Prix Fixe’ lunch menus offering Wild …continue reading

Maz Mezcal

Maz Mezcal

A testament to over sixty years of familial dedication to bringing the best of traditional Mexican cuisine to the Upper East Side; Maz Mezcal now enjoys a fine reputation for fusion cuisine, that combines elements of ancient Aztec cooking, with Spanish inspiration from the years of dominance in Mexico. Tomatoes, onions, lime and green chilli provide the basis for sauces that are then infused with Tequilas or rums, for rich chicken/ beef marinades. Patrons often visit Maz Mezcal purely to enjoy the stunning abundance of art which now dominates hanging space, created by past owners, local artists and present day staff, …continue reading

El Parador Cafe

El Parador Cafe

Established in 1959, El Parador is both New York’s oldest, and esteemed restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine – within New York City. It’s longevity hasn’t gone un-noticed by the likes of Time Out and CitiSearch, who have both consistently ranked it among the top ten for it’s category. Nestled on East 34th in the trendy Murray Hill locality, El Parador is ideal if you want to experience real Mexican gastronomy – and to the owner’s, presentation is equally as important as flavor Regulars recommend key appetizers such as the Lobster “Salpicon” Salad and Marinated Chicken Wings with Tequila Barbecue Sauce. Chilean …continue reading

Agave

Agave

Known for it’s generous portions, bubbly atmosphere and laid-back interior, Agave has been satisfying the appetites of West Village regulars since 2002, and has firmly established itself as a nouveau Mexican restaurant. Barbecued duck enhances the traditional offerings of Quesadilla, while Angus ribs receive a flavor-enhancing kick with jalapeños and sweet sauce options. Tacos are transformed with a smoked tomato and caciotta flavor, and desserts comprise of other-worldly concoctions like pecans, apple and ice-cream. Top it all off with a round of naked tequilas, sure to put a fire in your belly.

Dos Caminos

Dos Caminos

Despite the 250 cover capacity, Dos Caminos is a surprisingly intimate affair that doesn’t over-compensate on the color-clash decor you find within many similar establishments. The menus smack of authentic flavorful recipes, many of them being secret infusions and trademarks of the brand. Enchiladas and tacos may feature, however you’ll also find a wealth of native Mexican dishes, such as the Camarones Al Ajillo (sautéed shrimp with chile guajilo), Tequila Cured Salmon Ceviche and Mexican Eggs Benedict. Dos Caminos welcome walk in custom, however you could be waiting up to an hour for a table – best get booked a day …continue reading