PLAN DATE: THURS / DEC. 13
Lovers, we’re taking you to East Harlem tonight. Starting at Tapas Taco Mix, your new favorite place for affordable Latin food in a fun environment. We love the atlas fixture on the back wall that’s outlined in neon at night. The menu has all your favorites executed perfectly—from chimichangas to fajitas to, of course, tacos. The passionfruit tres leches cake for dessert is reason enough to come here.
After you’re full of tacos and tres leches, head down to The Rochard, a neighborhood bar brought to you by the owners of The Jeffrey NYC (featured in our latest guide for the perfect bar meals in New York City), Fool’s Gold NYC, and Alewife NYC. 22 taps pour 20 rare craft beers (plus two craft ciders), and the taps are mounted on an old (non-functional) bathtub. Can you say Instagram? A perfect addition to the NYC craft beer scene, this locale also has a stellar late night happy hour every Thursday, from 11PM to 1AM—all ‘starred’ beers are $5.
Barbarrio Latin Fusion
1621 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: If you’re feeling like a drink with dinner, order the sangria — it’s heavenly.