304 E. 6th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-253-5888
Maybe you’ve heard about this new Mexican-themed cocktail joint and thought “Yum, margaritas.” Sorry: Mayahuel is about as close to your average Cancún cantina as an Oaxacan goat-head taco is to what you get at Chipotle. The latest East Village cocktail joint from the increasingly confident Death & Co. team (Philip Ward and Ravi DeRossi) has instantly made mezcal the booze of the moment. All of this without a piñata or a sombreroed frog in sight.