Happy Hour is Every Hour at Horchata

Horchata - New York, NYSamantha Wasser—creative director of ESquared Hospitality and New-Yorker-on-the-scene—is adding a restaurant by the name of Horchata (470 Sixth Avenue) to the company’s portfolio.

Under the direction of chef Manuel Trevino (whose experience comes from the likes of Dos Caminos and Dream Downtown), the menu boasts a selection of go-tos, from guacamole to quesadillas and tacos. Musts include the Guacamole con Chorizo y Queso, the Tacos de Cerdo with pork belly, and the Banana leaf–grilled Mahi-Mahi. The cocktails—which range from Mexican sodas to margaritas—keep patrons bubbly.

Horchata - New York, NY

“Our goal was to create an easy, comfortable place for people in the neighborhood, a space that’s as welcoming for a casual dinner with friends as a big birthday celebration,” says Wasser. “We hand-selected every element of the restaurant’s design to establish a fun personality and warm atmosphere inspired by Mexico, without being too clichéd or overwhelming. Ultimately, we wanted to craft a Mexican restaurant that hadn’t been seen before.” Look for murals by artist RJ Raizk and splashes of color.

Samantha Wasser

To make a reservation at Horchata, call 212.243.8226 or visit www.horchatanewyork.com.