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73 W. 71st St., New York, NY, 10023
nr. Columbus Ave.
Super nestled spot, super bartender
By kennethjewett on 4/13/2011
I came in a few days before Christmas. I sat at the bar, alone, the bartender was very respectful, courteous, professional and I had one of their (or his) signature Grapefruit Margarita's. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't memorable either. Very tart. Then again, it is grapefruit juice with tequila. I liked the atmosphere, its very low tempo, no attitude, and that's super great considering the area, its very quiet, at least the night I came, and the bartender, though having his own family in for the holidays, always managed to make sure I was all set, even though he was clearly enjoying the holiday spirit with his own. I opted for just cocktails, and the second drink, I decided on their standard Sauza Blanco margarita, and it was perfect,I mean PERFECT! I met a nice chap at the bar and had small talk, while two pretentious women talked about their UPWS drama at work, typical cookie cutter plastic late 20's somethings, ya know, (probably the girl in the first review all super uncool and pseudo-uber trendy) but other than that (since it has nothing remotely to do with the drinks), try the bar on a quiet weekday. I dont know about the grub since I only drank, but I intend to return, when I cant breathe at the bar with elbows and faces in my drinks at Locanda Verde. My food rating is for the drinks.
Best UWS Locals Hangout
By jcmaio8 on 2/2/2010
The margaritas here are really good. The people here are better. If you are looking for a low maintenance place to hang out and talk about the weather with good drinks, stop by this local favorite. I go pretty much every Wednesday and am one of those super cool trendy people who used to live in the village.
By susiek on 11/28/2009
excellent food and service. Try their crab-cakes, margharitas, salsa, and guacomole - out of the world!
Our favorite Tex-Mex
By pettitnyc on 11/20/2009
Santa Fe still has the best margaritas on the UWS, but the food has also improved markedly. A new chef has gradually removed some of the tired selections from the menu and added his sensational new creations, like wild mushroom quesadillas and daily specials. The black bean dip is still wonderful, as is the (pricey) guacamole, and there are still Tex-Mex standards, like fajitas and chimichangas, but there's a lot more exciting, innovative fare to enjoy now.
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