Sip (don’t shoot) your way through some of the nearly 50 tequila and mezcal selections, available in one-, two-, or three-ounce pours, for an education on the agave-based spirits. Can’t handle it straight? Try a Mezcal Margarita, Mexican Mule, or Paloma cocktail.
The butter-poached lobster claw tacos with roasted corn and crispy potato threads is the one that’s got us (and everyone else) swooning, even with its $6.50 price tag. That said, all the tacos — served on organic corn tortillas, including the chipotle-agave shrimp with sweet pineapple salsa; crispy, beer-battered mahi-mahi; and fried Brussels sprouts with a smear of buttery, pistachio purée and hot-pink pickled onions — are totally worth an order.
Some of the most interesting, creative bites on the menu aren’t rolled up in tortillas. Try the Yucatan-inspired pumpkin-seed hummus, the trendy tuna poke tostadas, the crispy chicken wings with hazelnut salsa macha, and the grilled skirt steak with ultra-herby chimichurri butter.
The bar with its blue hexagonal tile backsplash and Día de los Muertos beer taps gets all the attention, but don’t miss the smaller details. Textural blond-wood banquettes, woven pillows, potted cacti, and photos of silvery agave fields being harvested in the hot Mexican sun evoke a (very chic) South of the Border farmhouse.