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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Claro

  • 284 Third Ave., New York
  • 25 - 49.99 USD
  • Mexican
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Oaxaca by way of Gowanus? When it’s this seriously delicious, you bet. Arriving courtesy of Chef and owner T.J. Steele, this Mexican charmer is an instant hit. Locals are particularly quick to head to the restaurant's breezy backyard, where groups take to the clever mezcal-focused cocktail list. Of course, as word of the delicious food gets out, even more fans will follow. The interior is small and stars a wood-fired oven, bar up front, smattering of tables, as well as a garden complete with its own kitchen. Service is bright, friendly and accessible, but the real draw is their excellent Oaxacan dishes, rendered true to their classical roots in some and then spun with creative riffs in others. The barbacoa is a point of pride and the kitchen only cooks so much of it daily, so plan to get here early if you intend to feast on this popular item. Savory barbacoa tacos are then laced with spicy green salsa and paired with a bowl of soulful consommé. Other high points include tender seared octopus with bacon and pickled chilies piled on to crispy tortillas. Don't forget about the black beans though, which boast that perfect combo of smoke and heat.

Distinction
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One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop

Classification
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Quite comfortable

Price

25 - 49.99 USD

Services
  • r Outdoor dining
  • 4 Notable cocktail list
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • ˆ Brunch

Claro

+1 347-721-3126
Opening hours
Lunch Sat - Sun Dinner nightly

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