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Caliza Comes to Life in Tribeca
March 8, 2023, 1:17.17 pm ET


Photos: Gabo Acr

Caliza Mezcal Bar y Cocina has been brought to life by restaurateur Josh Lebowitz on bright and airy corner at 378 Greenwich (at N. Moore) in Tribeca.

Caliza’s menu is a modern take on traditional authentic Mexican food. Signature items comprise of the Coctel De Camarones with Fresh Shrimp, Yuzu-Tomato Broth, Cucumber, and Cilantro; Wild Mushroom Quesadilla with Chanterelle, Black Trumpet, and Chihuahua Cheese; Branzino A La Talla with Adobo and Ensalada; Denver Cut Lamb Ribs with Roasted Chilis, Pasilla Mixe Glaze, Salsa Roja; a Porterhouse for Two with Pickled Nopales, plus a “make your own taco” concept, and more.

To compliment the Mexican cuisine, Caliza has put together an extensive tequila and mezcal selection (all of which are small batched), curated by Chef Daniel Mendoza. The agave-forward cocktail menu includes Palomita (Tequila, grapefruit-elderflower cordial, lime, topo chico), and Morelos (Reposado Tequila, Mezcal, Palo Santo, Smoke Oaks), amongst others.

The neighborhood space sports a beachy feel inspired by towns that Lebowitz loves like Montauk and Tulum. The restaurant has also has a large patio that will be enclosed in the winter months, a show-stopping art mural painted by Claudio Limon, which will transport guests to their favorite vacation destination.

In addition, Lebowitz has created Caliza “Next Door” (376 Greenwich St) that will have a service window and a kiosk app to order, serving a selection of breakfast items, special coffees and hot chocolates, tortas, salads, quesadillas, lunch bowls, and beyond. Lebowitz teamed up with popular Mexican chef and cookbook author Fany Gerson, owner of La Newyorkina and Fan-Fan Doughnuts, to bring her famous ice cream, Paletas, and baked goods to Caliza “Next Door”. The fast casual concept will be open Monday through Saturday from 8AM – 4PM.

Caliza is currently open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5pm to 11pm with lunch and brunch to follow. For more information, visit calizanyc.com

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