There’s Another Ambitious, Amazing-Looking Mexican Restaurant Open in New York

Pescado envuelto: grilled fish of the day, wrapped in plantain leaves, with roasted seasonal vegetables. And, apparently, on fire. Photo: Melissa Hom

If you’re a fan of Cosme or Empellón Cocina, you’ll want to check out Guadalupe Inn, which the team behind Williamsburg Mexican restaurants Mesa Coyoacan and Zona Rosa just opened in Bushwick. Mexico City–born chef-owner Ivan Garcia’s menu is quite ambitious: To start, there’s beer-battered squash blossom, corn-masa tamales with bone marrow, and fish tacos cooked in the style of Michoacán.

But things only get more interesting! Trompito al pastor is a showstopper, and there are also veal meatballs, shrimp marinated in chile de arbol, and, for dessert, fresh corn flan. (Though an order of churros filled with goat-milk caramel should be on every table, obviously.) To sip: a wide variety of tequilas and mezcals. Take a look to see why it’s finally time to retire the argument that New York has no good Mexican food:

Corn-masa gordita, pork rind, pickled cabbage, queso, crema, and chile del arbol salsa. Photo: Melissa Hom
Trompito al pastor: pork, guajillo chile, grilled pineapple, onion, cilantro, key lime, chile de arbol, and tortillas. Photo: Melissa Hom
When sliced. Photo: Melissa Hom
Churros rellenos de cajeta: churros filled with goat-milk caramel. Photo: Melissa Hom
The 80-seat space is supposed to feel like a 1940s-era supper club. Photo: Melissa Hom
The bar seats 16. Photo: Melissa Hom

Guadalupe Inn, 1 Knickerbocker Ave., 718-366-0500

Guadalupe Inn Opens in New York With Ambitious Mexican Food