If you’re a native New Yorker and enjoy Mexican cuisine, you’ve probably been to Tijuana Picnic, one of the top Mexican restaurants in NYC!
The restaurant is considered by locals, one of the top Mexican restaurants in NYC and presentes a clear fusion with Asian cuisine. This surely gives the dishes an interesting finish.
To start, the place is gorgeous and gets pretty full! You’ll see in the center of the restaurant, larger tables for big parties, but they also work as communal tables. The full bar is at the back and they know how to create some of the most outstanding cocktails.
In the menu, you’ll find delicious “mash-ups” and exotic dishes like: duck empanadas, shredded duck, scallions, foie gras, cognac ($8), pork chop marinated in coconut milk and served with a thai spice chimichurri sauce ($24), mezcal marinated shrimp, red cabbage and crisp purple potatoes ($11) and other amazing creations!
We also love the mushroom tacos with goat cheese and jalapeño tortilla, the avocado toast, the chicken skewers, the ezquites and one of our favorites: the elote asado that is a delicious grilled corn on a stick!
Ah! And the churros desserts?! They are to die for! Try the five spice, yuzu, dulce de leche. This is not the place to spare the calories, ok!?
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Sunday – Tuesday: 6pm – Midnight
Wednesday – Saturday 6pm – 1am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Bar Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 6pm – 3am
Happy Hour: 1/2 off Margaritas: 7 days till 7pm
Location: 151 Essex Street (between Stanton and Rivington)
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tijuana Picnic