Joining the flanks of the slowly but surely growing Tex-Mex pioneers in the city, seventh-generation Texan and blogger of Homesick Texan, Lisa Fain opened El Original last week in Hell’s Kitchen.
The menu features an array of Tex-Mex classics like chile con queso, piccalilli beef tacos, and enchiladas smothered in chili gravy. There will also be anti-ballpark nachos with individually topped housemade chips and frito pie—think of nachos with Fritos instead of tortilla chips.
El Original’s bar will feature classic Tex-Mex drinks such as the Mexican Martini, the 14-shake margarita, and other tequila- and mescal-inspired cocktails.
735 10th Ave. (at 50th Street)