Photos: CASA TuLuM
CASA TuLuM is bringing a taste of the Mexican coast to the Seaport in a space designed to feel like a luxurious Tulum beach house. Chef/Partner Rodrigo Abrajan is offering seafood dishes from across Mexico along with authentic specialties from Tulum and the Yucatan Peninsula.
Chef Rodrigo is known for his El Paso Taqueria restaurants in Harlem, the first of which opened in 1993 as a taco cart on the corner of Third Avenue and East 104th Street, eventually growing to three sit-down locations.
Menu highlights include Aguachile Tulum made with shrimp, octopus, cherry stone clams, fresh lime juice, and a blend of seven fresh and dry chili peppers; Lobster Ceviche cured with passion fruit, lychee, and mango, arbol chili, and pomegranate seeds; and Oyster Vibes, six broiled Blue Point Oysters with guajillo-achiote, butter, and sour orange in the style of the Nayarit Rivera.
Taqueria offerings include Baja Fish tacos; Governador, shrimp and steak with gratinated chihuahua cheese and chiltepin-tomato salsa in a hand pressed tortilla; and classic Al Pastor, achiote marinated pork with roasted pineapple. Larger plates bring pork shoulder slow roasted in banana leaves; whole branzino with annatto-guajillo butter and sour orange; and pan-seared chicken in a Negra Modelo butter reduction with cremini mushrooms.
Cocktails include the El Chingon with tequila, tamarind, serrano peppers, agave nectar, chipotle and habanero sea salt, and the Oaxacan Negroni with Mezcal Joven, Antica Formula Vermouth, Campari, and tangerine oils.
CASA TuLum is located at 229 Front Street, New York, NY (212) 433-5800
For more information, visit casatulumnyc.com