Tequila Bar La Biblioteca to Become Taqueria During Lunch

Zengo/La Biblioteca

Zengo, the upscale Latin restaurant on the corner of 3rd Ave and 40th Street that Amy wrote about earlier this year, has been hiding a secret underground cove named La Biblioteca de Tequila. This “library of tequila” is owned by Chef Richard Sandoval who also runs Pampano Taqueria, and they’ve been boozing up the after-work scene since April with 400 different tequilas alongside a decent menu of Mexican food. But starting this Monday (November 1st), they’re going to be giving a whole new meaning to my beloved boozy lunch… or as one of the hosts told me, “tacos & tequila.” Sweet Mexican Jesus.

La Biblioteca de Tequila

The main draw of their new lunch menu, besides the 400 kinds of tequila, is going to be three tacos for $10. Your choices of fillings will be carne asada, pork carnitas, grilled chicken, fish or seasonal vegetables. (For those of you who think this may be a bit pricey, I’d like to remind you that we’re not in California!) There will also be the requisite guacamole and chips available on the side. The menu is going to be dine-in or take-out, although we’re hearing there won’t be waiter service (think Pampano Taqueria or Shake Shack.) Plus they’re promising daily taco and tequila specials. Lunch will be available from 11:30am to 2pm, and for those of you who’ve never been, you do have to enter through Zengo (the staircase downstairs is on the other side of the two booths at the very front.)

La Biblioteca Taqueria, 622 Third Ave (at 40th St), 212-808-8110


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