Sun-Wed, 5pm-1am; Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-4am
F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.
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A taqueria and tequileria from the crew responsible for Spitzer’s Corner, just down the block, Loz Feliz is a multilevel lounge with notable food: A minimalist menu of tacos, quesadillas, and ceviches prepared by Chef Julieta Ballesteros of Crema are all available in the first-floor dining room. The food is served in disposable cardboard dishes the likes of which you would find at a Mexican picnic and comes with two types of salsa in plastic squeeze bottles. Ballesteros says she’s going for a lighter and tastier gastronomic experience than traditional Mexican cuisine, and the result is like delicious street-vender food without all the oil. Downstairs, a catacomb with picnic tables, graffitied walls, and a cobblestone floor allows more space for dining. And one floor below that, down another set of stairs, is a lounge perfect for fiestas, with couches, salmon-colored walls, and gold-framed mirrors. There are 150 premium tequilas available for sipping, as well as a variety of cocktails; the hibiscus and jalapeno margaritas, in particular, are not to be missed.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.