Insurance can be a pain in the ass, and not just because the corner of that little laminated card can stick you when you sit down. Just ask anyone at legendary post-bar greaser Little Tijuana, thankfully now once again open.
The heavily muraled, "legendary nocturnal spot" (also what you call Dracula's dog! Hey!) is back after some ice damage and even icier adjusters caused their first closing since '64. For the first time ever, they've now got a full bar, which pours margs like the Big Tijuana (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, and a "liqueur float" for $1), plus Dos Equis drafts, Schlitz tallboys, tiered tequila flights, and a cocktail cull that includes a tequila Bloody Mary called the Pablo Escobar -- strong Medellin for what ails you. Gloriously, the menu's remained largely the same, full of griddled American grub (pizza burger, bleu cheese burger, chicken parm, BLT triple decker...) and the standard Mexican madness (enchiladas, tacos, BYO burritos...) highlighted by "cheese crisps": crisp corn tortillas topped w/ meat, cheese, salsa, and sour cream.
Best of all, starting in a few weeks, they'll be open at 11a, so try stopping by pre-bar as some insurance against later feeling like ass.
Published: September 10, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
17 E 26th St.
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