This Mexican Restaurant Is The Best Hangout Spot
New York City’s Mexican cuisine scene is heating up with authentic dishes and inventive twists on the classics. And the best time to explore the dining scene in NYC is during the summer. For starters, the restaurants bring chiller vibes and more reasonable waits and if you are lucky, seasonal offerings. Family-owned Prospect Heights restaurant Citrico is our new go to spot for authentic Mexican food.
The menu highlights recipes influenced from the southern states of Mexico including Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Puebla, Oaxaca, and Chiapas, with dishes prepared implementing fresh authentic ingredients with accents of citric flavors.
Start with a Salsa Platter involving chips served with 3 house-made salsas and pico de gallo, and a flavorful margarita in aromas like passionfruit, strawberry and coconut. Order the Pescado Taco, which features battered fried fish served with pico de gallo, lettuce and chipotle mayonnaise on a blue corn tortilla, and the Cochinita Pibil Taco with slow-roasted pork marinated in orange juice and Mexican spices topped with jalapenos and pickled red onions. Citrico also features various Vegan options. Everything from a Torta de Vegetables involving zucchini, squash, peppers, mushrooms, vegan queso and jalapenos, to Enchiladas Suizas, 3 spinach and squash blossom enchiladas served with a spicy tomato and vegan cream salsa topped with vegan Swiss cheese and rice and beans.
Throughout the summer weeknights, dinner entrees are available for half off the regular menu price from 4-7pm, and a seasonal Taco Tuesday special will make you relish the last moments of summer. Citrico is also known for their great selection of mezcals and tequila so stop by for their all-day summer weekend happy hour serving drink specials from 11am-7pm on Saturdays and Sundays.