Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 304 E. 6th St.
Website: mayahuelny.com 

This is an East Village classic, but it’s hardly noticeable to the untrained eye. Upon close inspection, however, you’ll see a random dude standing on a sidewalk in the East Village for no apparent reason. Once you grab his attention and he sizes you up a bit, you’re led into a dimly-lit hacienda style tequila tasting room that has some of the best anejo available in the States. Beyond that, there are delicious bites available from chef Vincent Gonzalez, and the bartenders are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. If the ceviche is on the menu, definitely order it. — Lauretta Charlton