First Look at Teqa, the Taqueria and Tequileria Coming to Murray Hill Next Month


Last year we brought word that Derek Jeter’s personal chef, Lisa Schoen (also a former executive chef at Saturday Night Live and a Chopped contestant), was opening a taqueria in Murray Hill. Well, Teqa opens next Tuesday. The man behind the project is Derek Axelrod, who became a restaurant owner after a stint in celebrity product placement at the family business, the French Connection. To lure celebs to his “taqueria/tequileria,” he’s hired John Lermayer of the Delano Hotel in Miami and Naren Young of Locanda Verde to create a beverage program worthy of the sleek interior. It’s brought to you by the same folks who designed Avenue, and you can see it in our slideshow.

Teqa Menu [PDF]

Teqa, 443 Third Ave., nr. 31st St.; 212-213-3223