Tijuana Picnic is a new, bi-level Mexican restaurant by Jon Neidich and Jean-Marc Houmard, managing partners of Acme, together with Huy Chi Le of Indochine and designer Robert McKinley.

The restaurant serves elevated Mexican fare with non-traditional flavor accents in a casual atmosphere. Agave spirits experts Jim Kearns and Lynnette Marrero have developed agave spirits-based cocktails and curated the bar’s extensive spirits selection which currently has 45 tequilas (including 14 blancos, 15 reposados, 14 añejos and 2 extra añejos) and 40 mezcals. The cocktails include:


Mi Casa Margarita – mezcal, blanco tequila, lime, agave, smoked salt rim
Mi Hermano – reposado tequila, averna, fernet, dolin rouge, mole bitters
Smokin’ Maid – mezcal, cucumber, mint, lime, agave

Give the Mi Casa Margarita a mix:

Mi Casa Margarita

Mi Casa Margarita

Mi Casa Margarita

by Jim Kearns & Lynnette Marrero of Tijuana Picnic


  • 3/4 oz. Blanco Tequila
  • 3/4 oz. Mezcal
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Agave Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau

Preparation: Shake and strain into a rocks glass with a smoked salt half rim.

Located at 151 Essex Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Tijuana Picnic’s operating hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. and Sundays and Mondays, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

For more information, please visit Tijuana-Picnic.com or call (212) 219-2000.