MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Sangria and salsas are a heavenly match at SoHo’s favorite cantina, where a boisterous crowd devours delightful Mexican cuisine. Decorated with masks and classic movie posters, Papatzul is abuzz with drinking buddies getting friendly with the bar’s offerings and tables of friends scooping up every last drop from the signature salsa assortment—five varieties, each inspired by a different region of the country. The talented kitchen churns out tacos and enchiladas at a steady clip. You can't go wrong with an order of enchiladas San Miguel, a creative rendition that stuffs salsa roja-soaked tortillas with sautéed kale, roasted sweet cherry tomatoes and creamy goat cheese. If you still have room, go for the chocolate flan with cinnamon ice cream.