Borrachito opens in the East Village

August 25, 2020, 5:30.45 pm ET  


Borrachito opens in in the East Village (206 Avenue A), Wednesday, August 26th. Previously located in a secret dining room behind The Garret East, the team at Den Hospitality has reinvented the popular Mexican speakeasy following an extensive renovation. Borrachito now occupies the front section of the property, offering a menu of traditionally-prepared Mexican tacos, sides, and cocktails with unexpected twists. 

Since its initial launch in 2018, Borrachito’s tacos by chef Yuval Ochoa have gained a cult following among The Garret’s clientele and have become a key aspect of a night out at the bar. When The Garret was forced to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team seized the opportunity to redesign the space and focus on Borrachito. The Mexican eatery has 20 seats available for al fresco dining, and ample room for indoor service once permitted by the city. The Garret East will reopen at a later date behind Borrachito. 

The menu, created by chef Yuval Ochoa (previously of dinnertable and Bagatelle) blends traditional Mexican cooking practices with experimental ingredients. Look for a selection of tacos, like El Gringo con Bone Marrow (rib eye, bone marrow, smoked cheddar, sour cream, lettuce), Gobernador Shrimp (melted cheese, roasted peppers, onions) and Wild Mix Mushroom (chipotle, queso fresco). Chef Ochoa, who was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico celebrates regional Mexican cooking in his menu––many of his dishes are inspired by family recipes, and are centered around masa tortillas and grilled meats.

Photos: Borrachito                                                                                                          

Beverage Director, Max Stampa-Brown (previously of The Third Man, FREUD, and The Garret East) is offering classic and inventive cocktails like the Spiced Raspberry Margarita (raspberry, habanero, lime, tequila) and Coconut Paloma (coconut, tequila, grapefruit, lime, soda). For the fearless, Borrachito will offer a daiquiri made with Mexican Agricole Rums. Ice cold beers and natural wines (by the glass and bottle) are also available.

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