Indulge in the vibrant flavors of Mexico and Hawaii right in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood with two exceptional restaurants. First, step into Fonda, a hidden gem that seamlessly blends traditional Mexican techniques with modern culinary artistry. From the moment you enter, the inviting ambiance and warm hospitality envelop you, setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. Prepare your taste buds for a symphony of flavors as you savor expertly crafted dishes that showcase the finest ingredients, from tender carne asada to delicate seafood ceviche.

Meanwhile, at El Ta’Koy, prepare to be captivated by a contemporary Hawaiian fusion that pushes culinary boundaries. With innovative twists on classic dishes and a creative cocktail menu, you won’t be disappointed. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and let the aromas of authentic spices and herbs transport you to the vibrant streets of Mexico and Hawaii. Both locations serve their own take on the legendary taco, and Travel Noire is here to share these restaurant experiences with you.


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Renowned chef and accomplished cookbook author Roberto Santibañez has masterfully curated a culinary haven within New York City’s Tribeca. Fonda effortlessly blends relaxed and affordable dining with the essence of contemporary Mexican cuisine.

With remarkable attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to authenticity, Santibañez artfully marries the cherished traditions of his hometown, Mexico City, with the innovative flair of urban gastronomy. At Fonda, every element is meticulously crafted. The tortillas are skillfully hand-pressed, the guacamole is freshly prepared upon order, and the margaritas are expertly concocted to create a symphony of flavors.

This month, in a joyous celebration of Pride, Fonda has joined forces with Supergay Vodka, pledging a portion of proceeds from two exquisite specialty cocktails—the House of Fonda and Purple Pose—to benefit SAGE, an esteemed organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of LGBTQ+ elders. Delight your senses with a visit to Fonda, where culinary excellence and social advocacy harmoniously converge to create an unforgettable dining experience.

El Ta’Koy

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El Ta’Koy, the brainchild of renowned chef Luis Pous, has arrived in the heart of New York City, gracing the Terrace on 7 at The Dominick Hotel with its innovative culinary prowess. Following a successful launch in South Miami last year, this brand has set its sights on captivating the discerning palates of New Yorkers.

Combining the rich flavors of modern Asian and Hawaiian cuisine, El Ta’Koy promises a gastronomic experience that will transport diners to the sun-kissed shores of Hawaii. Beyond its tantalizing menu, the restaurant’s design palette has been carefully curated to evoke the essence of this island paradise.

This vibrant establishment serves as a refreshing departure from the trend of Manhattan venues expanding to Miami, instead bringing the dynamic energy of Miami to the vibrant Soho scene. As the summer unfolds, New Yorkers can revel in the vibrant and eclectic spirit of El Ta’Koy, immersing themselves in an unforgettable fusion of flavors and cultural influences.