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Mayahuel is an outstanding East Village bar serving one of New York City’s best selections of tequilas and mescals, most imported from Mexico. Opened by Death & Company’s Philip Ward and Ravi DeRossi, the bar is named for an Aztec deity commonly associated with agave plants. The tequilas range from blancos to reposados and specialty sotols, from high quality brands such as Casa Noble, Milagro, or Family Reserve Jose Cuervo. There are also a number of good mescals from companies like Del Maguey and Los Amantes, often made from agaves that are smoked for days. For the best experience, opt for one of the Flights to Mexico, offering a tasting of three unique styles of liquor. Bartenders produce expertly mixed cocktails like mescal and tequila with pomegranate molasses and lime or jalapeño infused blanco tequila with fresh oregano. The drinks are served alongside Oxacan inspired small plates such as crispy tortillas with three salsas, fresh popcorn with ancho chili, lime and cotija cheese, or pork belly with papaya-mango mustard. The cozy space features dark woodwork, glazed tiles, leather booths and red stained glass chandeliers, making it a great destination for a quiet date. Mayahuel has become an increasingly popular destination, since opening it has been named one of CBS New York’s 5 Best Cocktail Bars in the East Village and was the Village Voice’s Best Niche Bar in 2009. 304 East 6th Street, Manhattan.  http://mayahuelny.com/home.php

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