El CatrinThis modern Mexican restaurant in the Distillery District is a fiesta for the perceptions. Indoor and outside places are decorated with Dia de los Muertos motifs and vibrant murals, while the menu records esquites, ceviche, tacos and other botanas also as multi-course tasting menus.
Grand ElectricSpend an evening dedicated to tacos and hot squid at this raucous Parkdale restaurant, or an afternoon eating wings, chilaquiles, and pork tinga tostadas. Tall and bourbonade cans of Tecate, Mexicano Caesar cocktails seal the bargain.
El PochoThis patio-endowed antojitos bar in the Annex is the place to really go for bottles of Mexi-Cali and Negra Modela -style snack food. Carne asada fries tacos, road corn and tortillas with gauc’ all grace the menu, plus on weekends El Pocho does brunch.
El Rey Mezcal BarSip on cocktails and let your tastebuds tour flights of mezcal at Grant van Gameren’s cacti-adorned saloon in Kensington Market. The kitchen is open until last call serving up like quesadillas late night nibbles, potato sope, and empanadas.
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