“We want to deliver an amazing, vibrant atmosphere, great food/scratch kitchen, and advanced beverage program,” says general manager Josh Perfit. “Of course, stellar not-in-your-face service.”
Guests are welcomed by Day of the Dead-themed exterior murals of Frida Kahlo and Mexican Revolution figure Emiliano Zapata.
Inside the 1930s building, lime tufted booths are reminiscent of the six cases of limes squeezed per day for the cuisine and drinks. The color contrasts the open industrial design with dangling pulleys and anchors salvaged from ships and preserved clay tiles. When they removed the wooden ceiling to craft the tables and bar from it, they discovered old wooden rafters, which they decided to retain, Perfit says.
The lively vibe is fun for drinks, such as nearly 200 tequilas and an exclusive porter by Boynton Beach-based Due South Brewery, called Mexican Standoff ($8). South American and Spanish wines are priced at $9 a glass and $36 a bottle. The smoky 50/50 with Mezcal Vida tequila is a best-selling margarita ($10).
Favorites are smoked brisket nachos or burritos ($12/$16 respectively), crispy grouper soft tacos ($12) and chile-rubbed carne asada ($24). The s’more empanada is a must ($8).
Lunch and dinner are served daily.
Author: Susan Bryant
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