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Tortazo Arrives in Times Square
January 20, 2023, 10:26.29 am ET

Photos: Tortazo

Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless is expanding Tortazo to Times Square. The new restaurant marks Tortazo’s second location in New York City. Deeply rooted in Mexico City’s gracious hospitality and vibrant culture, Tortazo’s new space offers bold and authentic Mexican flavors in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

The Michelin-starred chef is featuring a diverse menu of antojitos - craveable bites - with items such as Salsa Negra Mushroom Tacos and Smoked Salmon Ceviche Tostadas - made with Oaxacan heirloom corn tortillas from Brooklyn's Sobre Masa.

The new space boasts a walk-up to-go window where guests can order flavorful, fried-to-order churros alongside incredibly rare single-origin Mexican drinking chocolate - sourced from the lush jungles of Tabasco. Tortazo is also offering an artisanal mezcal-centered craft cocktail program with extensive selections of agave spirits, celebrating hard-to-find bottles from top mezcaleros like Real Minero and Pal’alma.

The 60-seat restaurant features colorful woven banquettes and vibrant tile alongside long walnut communal tables meant to encourage conversation. Custom murals by local Mexican-American street artist Marka27, part of his MAS SABOR series, capture some of Mexico’s most influential pop-culture figures.

Tortazo is located at 1441 Broadway, New York, NY (212) 920-3722

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