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“Alex Garcia Pops Up: Opens Amigos in Morningside Heights”

As a long time taco enthusiast, I know my fellow tortilla freaks will welcome news of a brand new Pop Up dotting the landscape of our island where Cholula now flows free. Alex Garcia (A.G. Kitchen) is teaming up with some of his friends to open the aptly named Amigos in Morningside Heights. (2888 Broadway between 112th and 113th Street). 

For the next four months, you can stop in to enjoy favorites from some of the heaviest hitters in Mexican Cuisine: Adrian Leon (Aqua Fresca), Aaron Sanchez (TV star, and son of famed chef Zarela Martinez and Roberto Santibanez (Fonda).

The 100-seat dining room is decked out with antique mirrors, hubcaps and vintage license plates. The exposed brick walls are adorned with bright Day of the Dead artwork. High-top bar tables are available for smaller groups or you can bring your Amigos and share the communal table. With warmer weather (it's on its way, I know it!), enjoy a Spring Break experience and share a 32 oz. Fish Bowl ($19) on the terrace.  For those who like their own drinks, imbibe with an array of tequilas, margaritas, or a Shark Attack ($10) – Vodka, Lemonade, and Grenadine….complete with a swimming shark.

Check out these dishes:

  • Southwest Favorite - Queso Fundido
  • Braised Short Rib Soup
  • Honey Roasted Chicken
  • Morita Chili Rubbed Pork served with a chorizo and potato ragu
  • Garcia’s Celebrated Burger with a Latin twist – Guac, Bacon, Cheddar, LTO 

Purists looking for tacos, fajitas and tamales, need only follow the tamale cart, which I can only imagine is like the French cheese trolley, but laden with corn masa goodness.

Mexican Food in NYC has never been hotter…I mean….Spicier. I mean…. just go!

Amigos is open daily at 10:30am.  They close at 11pm Sunday – Friday with an extra hour for cocktails Friday and Saturday. Amigos is located at 2888 Broadway, between 112th Street & 113th Street, 212-864-1143, http://amigosnyc.com/

--Tracy Weiss

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