Día de los Muertos.
The first two: significant days in Mexican history.
The last one: well, not so much, but it does concern lobster tacos.
Prepare to meet Boca Chica, a sleek wooden temple of Mexican delights you’ll visit for small plates, cerveza and 30-plus tequilas, opening tomorrow night at the Shops at Park Lane.
What you’ve got here is a sprawling space full of polished wood and wicker chandeliers. The left is anchored by a long wooden bar (that’s where they keep the tequila cocktails), and the dining room’s full of tables and leather booths perfect for sitting, sharing plates and waxing poetic on the taco/agave arts.
When you arrive, step through the glass doors and consider your options. If you want drinks and a snack, there’s that bar. They’ve got mezcal and sangrita (sure, that’s a snack). But hey, it’s dinnertime. You’re hungry. And you’ve been hearing salacious rumors regarding small plates of lobster tacos and pork meatballs (we can confirm, all true).
Of course, certain times call for the exact opposite of small plates. In such times, you’ll grab some friends and reserve a whole suckling pig.
To eat. Just so we’re clear.