Guac Tacos & Tequila opened September 16th on National Guacamole Day, in the East Village, 179 Avenue B between 11th & 12th St. (212) 254-4822. http://www.guacnyc.com
11 types of Guacamole, hence the namesake, 10 types of Tequila. Authentic Mexican Cuisine, fresh ingredients with tons of flavor. Recommended: Guacamole Trio Sampler, Tacos: Steak, Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Cactus. Traditional Mexican Dishes: Chicken Mole. Good Portions and Lively Ambiance!
Adoro Lei is an interesting combination of an Italian Eatery with a specialty in Pizzas, including the Highly Recommended, Henriette: (Sweet Cocoa Zeppole Pie/ Jacques Torres Cocoa & Chocolate Ice Cream/ Fresh Cream/ Berries/ Chocolate Drizzle.thanks to collaboration with Jacques Torres and the Giacomo: Savory Cocoa Crust Pie/Jacques Torres Cocoa & Nibs/ Home Made Mozzarella/Bacon/Fig Puree/ Gorgonzola/Caramelized Onions.
Come for the food, stay for the fun with extensive list of cocktails and wines with in-house DJ. 287 Hudson Street New, NY 10013 (646) 666-5096 http://www.adorolei.com
China Fun is a classic Chinese Restaurant located on the Upper East Side. A long time neighborhood favorite that serves up an extensive menu of Chinese dishes and Japanese offerings, However it tends to specialize in Cantonese Cuisine. Favorites included the Soup Dumplings, Peking Duck, and The Crispy Whole Seabass topped with Scallions and Ginger.
China Fun 1221 second ave. New York, NY 10065 (212) 752-0810 http://www.chinafun-ny.com
Ola VivaBar, a latin infused restaurant owned by a family, synonymous with Italian food, the Inzerillo brothers (Sal, Rosario, and Joe), who own the UBER popular Italian eatery, Salvo’s next door.
Headed by Peruvian chef Antonio Acuna. Dishes served from Mexico, Peru, El Salvador and Guatemala. Authentic latin food which is pretty rare in this neighborhood with a lively vibe, good wine and cocktail list and beers on tap. Favorites: Empanadas, Ceviche, Tuna Tartare, and Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce served with rice, beans and grilled mexican corn.
Leave room for dessert: Tres Leche Cake, Dulce De Leche Cheescake, and the Coconut Flan are must haves!
Ola VivaBar 453 east 78th st. New York, NY 10075 (646) 767-9970 http://www.olanyc.com
Teremok, a popular Moscow fast food chain just opened their second NYC location in less than a year. Specializing in Blinis, crepes that are filled with savory and sweet fillings, Russian soups, salads and desserts.
Using simple and fresh ingredients that resemble a Russian grandmother’s recipes from back in the day, favorites include The Red Stars( Caviar & Sour Cream) Bliny, and the Chicken Pot Pie Bliny. The “Borscht Soup and the Russian Salad “Olivier are authentic Russian dishes to try. Our favorite Sweet Bliny was the Chocomok Dark Chocolate and the Dulce de Leche with Apples. Other popular desserts are the “Syrniki” small russian style cheesecakes filled with a choice of sweet fillings.
Teremok 555 6th avenue New York, NY 10011 (917) 472-7322 http://www.teremok.com