Camacho’s

Camacho’s Has the Mexican Food and Tequila You Require

(And a Neon Sign That Will Be All Over Your Instagram)

By Geoff Rynex ·
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Today in social-media-friendly neon signage: “Tequila makes my clothes come off.”

That’s one you’ll soon find at Camacho’s, a Union Square establishment with a mission to get some tacos and, obviously, tequila in you. They’re aiming for a next-Thursday opening.

There’s no mistaking this for anything other than a Mexican place, with the Day of the Dead skulls, the cacti and the woven pillows. The shelves of agave drinks and menu full of Mexican bar bites are always dead giveaways.

You’re working with two distinct areas here, as you often are. A front, bar-like atmosphere, full of bar and some swinging benches that are fun, along with that sign we mentioned. And a back, more dining-room-like space, with a communal table and the requisite banquettes, along with a variety of working televisions.

Wherever you go, you’ll be confronted with options like flautas and shrimp tacos and churros to eat, and agave cocktails to drink. One such cocktail is the Bad Hombre, which is a mezcal marg with fresh lime, Cointreau and agave. Someday, probably sooner than later, we’ll have a whole slideshow of cocktails named for dumbass things Trump has said.

Now, some brief notes on how to use this. Dates: no. Happy hour with esteemed colleagues: yes. Parental visits: no. Sporting events: yes (it’s from one of the men behind Ainsworth).

Keep those clothes on no matter what, though.

Geoff Rynex is the only person named Geoff Rynex in the history of mankind. He would rather have the best burger than the best steak, likes hearing bartender stories and spends too much money on clothes.

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Camacho’s
118A E 15th St
(between Irving and Union Square East)
New York, NY 10003
212-677-6300
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