Xunta Tapas Bar Is Toppled

Photo: Youngna Park

Eater relays the sad news that Xunta has closed. BlackBook editor Chris Mohney has it exactly right the bar served tapas that were beyond mediocre, and after over two decades in business it smelled like the gallows of a conquistador ship in the grips of a dysentery attack, but that wasnt the point its one of those places (like that other East Village fixture, Sala) where most every twentysomething or thirtysomething New Yorker has been for a birthday or a random good time at some point. The new owner had better crack a window, especially if theyre installing fro-yo machines or somesuch its going to take a while to air this place out and to get out the ghosts of sangria-sloshed freshmen.