There are few things better than a good Mexican meal, and Greenpoint boasts some great options. Greenpoint is home to numerous Mexican restaurants that offer a variety of experiences. From a Michelin-starred restaurant to a late-night taco joint, the neighborhood’s south of the border cuisine has something for everyone and every budget.
Transport yourself to Oaxaca without leaving Greenpoint Ave. The Michelin-starred Oxomoco’s (128 Greenpoint Ave) high ceilings draped in greenery and the large bustling bar will make you think you’ve stumbled into an upscale Mexican resort. The food does not disappoint, with thoughtful, elegant dishes served family-style. From the creative beet “chorizo” tacos to the pollo a las brazas – a woodfired grill half chicken – the food is memorable and unique. The full-service bar serves inventive margaritas & cocktails and there’s plenty of outdoor seating for those warmer days.
The prices here reflect the caliber of the food, meaning it’s a bit of a splurge. Dishes range from $15-$40 and come in varying sizes. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo, Friducha’s (946 Manhattan Ave) colorful interior might be Greenpoint’s best-kept secret. The restaurant serves classic Mexican dishes – think fajitas, enchiladas, burritos and tacos with homemade salsas, margaritas, and sides executed extremely well. Friducha has expanded outdoor seating on Manhattan avenue and Java street and offers speedy delivery directly through their website. The prices are affordable with mains ranging from $12-$20.