Avenida Cantina

An East Village Party at the Moontower

Six Things About Avenida Cantina

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In queso emergency, drink glass.

This horrific pun is brought to you by Avenida Cantina, a Houston import for queso and tacos and cocktails and other things about Texas that are good. It’s open now.

Let’s take a look at the facts...

There’s a taco that spends seven hours in the making.
It’s the smoked brisket.

There’s a Gringo Menu, too.
That’s where you’ll find bourbon buffalo wings, a chorizo-topped burger and a nacho plate where the chips are curly fries.

It’s got a Dazed and Confused mural.
Featuring a slightly-too-smoke-ravaged Matthew McConaughey as Wooderson, leaning on his ’70 Chevelle and announcing a party at the moontower.

It’s hiding a cocktail bar downstairs.
Which goes by the name The Mockingbird. To enter, take the entrance with the bird on it. Then sidle up to the bar, slap it and say, “I’ll have a Smoke Show.” If all goes as it should, you should have a rocks glass full of mezcal, coffee tequila, scotch and sweet vermouth.

Frozen margs, too?
Yes.

Burlesque will be part of that.
And it’s been a while since we had a good new burlesque place.

It’s an important economy to protect.

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