Vamos Al Tequila


162 Franklin Street
(between Kent St & Java St)
Greenpoint, NY 11222
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Cuisine: Mexican
Our Rating: ★★★★ Great
Cards: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Price: entrees $8 – $12
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am – 12 am
Brunch: Yes
Booze: Full bar
Subway: G to Greenpoint Ave.
Delivery: Yes
NY Mag says:

Vamos Al Tequila sets itself apart by avoiding the hipster vibe of the neighborhood and focusing instead on authenticity. Native Mexican couple Cirilo Luna and Joaquina Flores brought their family recipes with them when they came to the states some 30 years ago. This shows in the very first bite of the complimentary salsa, spicy with abundant jalapenos. The somewhat cheesy décor is better thought of as festive, with flags, sombreros, a cactus, and even a fake taco stand between the dining room and the kitchen. Green, white, and red bulbs shine from above the bar, where flavored margaritas are served alongside Mexican beers. Tamales make for the best appetizer, with a jalapeno and steamed cheese combo or chicken with not-too-sweet mole sauce. Generously-portioned tacos, burritos and fajitas are trumped by the entrees, like cheese-filled poblano peppers (chile rellenos) and a tuna steak on top of an avocado and tomato salad with asparagus. Homemade aguas frescas, served in jamaica, limeade or horchata flavors, perfectly cut the spice.