Hours: Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Saturday
Open late: Friday & Saturday till 11
David Dworshak's superior boutique taqueria.
Does this neighborhood need more gringo tacos and bougie boutique taquerias? Maybe not, but who cares when Carnivale expat David Dworshak is in the open kitchen? I ate nearly every item on his concise menu, and I didn't have a single throwaway bite, beginning with a trio of brightly flavored house-made salsas served with rice crackers and "masa crackers," thin, broken sheets of savory cookie that are almost tender but still hold up to dunking. The half-dozen tacos come three to an order, their filling meticulously arranged on small, thin, house-made tortillas—say, a braised and shredded chicken tinga adorned with grated cotija cheese and sunflower seeds, or a juicy two-bite beef barbacoa garnished with precisely cut chayote batons. At $10-$11 per order these tacos might induce sticker shock—but they are wonderful. Like Dworshak's food, the tequila- and mezcal-based cocktails are bright but rarely too sweet; apart from those there are nearly 40 agave-based spirits to sip and, less impressively, several Mexican macrobrews. Read the full review >>
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Like David Dworshak's tacos and shareable plates, the tequila- and mezcal-based cocktails here are bright but rarely too sweet; apart from those there are nearly 40 agave-based spirits to sip and, less impressively, several Mexican macrobrews. —Mike Sula