The Black Ant isn’t the only Mexican spot that’s opened just in time for frozen margarita weather.
Right above, we’ve got photos of the new Williamsburg location of San Loco, which, as promised, moved from its old digs on North 4th Street to its new home at 637 Driggs, near North 4th. The marg machine isn’t yet spinning at this more spacious location (about 40 seats, including bar seating), but the seat-back tapestries of hunting scenes and Jesus are in full effect, as you can see from the slideshow. And the place is delivering.
Meanwhile, another Mexican joint with Texas flourishes has opened over in Greenwich Village, in the former BLT Burger space (same operators and chef). On its website, Horchata de Nueva York says it aims to pay homage to “classic regional Mexican cuisine, with a playful, contemporary twist.” But Eater’s critic, Robert Sietsema, is not a fan. He calls the pork belly taco “one of the most ill-conceived dishes this year” and says “it’s sad to see a new Mexican restaurant make so many mistakes right out of the gate.”
So maybe stick to Guaco Locos for now? They’re definitely the cheaper option.