An Atlantan in New York: South of the Border

Two LizardsUpper East Side, Manhattan, NY, NY, USA

My work cohort came here for a quick happy hour after work one night. Admittedly, I was fairly impressed. The reputation NYC has is that it does not have good Mexican or Tex-Mex food. Having had a college roommate whose grandmother made tamales by hand and whose dad would bring up fifty or so for us during the school year really seals the deal when it comes to legit Mexican food. However, I can’t say that I had anything to really complain about. Things that I got to try include:

Local margarita: it has a tamarind sugar rim, and I asked them to make it ridiculously light. Tasted great although some would disagree haha.
– that tamarind rim was ridiculously good
– not overwhelming: you could
– refreshing
– none

Two Lizards - local margarita

Table Guacamole: made fresh at the table. Literally. They pound and mash all the ingredients after wheeling them out on a small cart. Can’t get any more fresh than that!

– fresh fresh fresh
– chunky pieces of avocado
– not overly salted
– none whatsoever!

Two Lizards - table guac

Skewers: felt like some veggies and some meat in the most simplest way possible today.

– good quantity
– all cooked well, minus a few onion pieces
– meat was very tender
– none

Two Lizards - skewers

I’d definitely come here again. Happy hour can get kind of busy so it’s better to come earlier rather than later.  You can find them here in the upper east side:

1365 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Let me know what you think!

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This entry was published on May 29, 2017 at 21:35. It’s filed under Mexican, restaurants, series, The Gastronome, The Traveller and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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