Food & Drink

Burritos and bottle service in Old City

You know how you're always going on and on about how there's nowhere downtown to close business deals over a $2000 bottle of Louis XIII and get some mole chicken skewers and a decent freaking burrito? Well settle down, because Tantra Luxe Lounge has been reopened and refurbished by a local exec who's bestowed the bi-level Old City barstaurant with modern Mexican grub, nightly martini happy hours, and an upstairs line-up of local DJs.Three lounges upstairs and downstairs are packed with everything you'd find at a Kanye West show: Renaissance art details, laser lights, crystal chandeliers, stacks of speakers, and possibly inexplicable kilts that everyone's supposed to just kind of go with.The whole place is served from an all-night kitchen downstairs run by an Ernesto's 1521 vet who's dishing out booze-absorbing comforts like burritos...... and this massive poblano stuffed with seasonal vegetables in a spicy cream sauce.There're also two black-lit bars where corseted, tattooed 'tenders preside over $5 Grey Goose happy hours nightly, paving the way for regretful hours the next day.If you like sweet drinks or you're Don Henley, get this peach schnapps-topped Tequila Sunrise...... which goes down as smooth as a bottle of Louis XIII, but doesn't come with a sweet souvenir glass. Though both pair nicely with burritos.