Iconic Mexico City Restaurant, Nicos, to Pop Up in Manhattan for One Weekend Only

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For the first time ever, famed Mexico City restaurant Nicos will come to New York City for one weekend only in celebration of Dia de los Muertos in partnership with The Infatuation and Tequila Don Julio. This marks the first time that Nicos, who has been delivering celebrated traditional Mexican food in Mexico City since 1957, will bring their restaurant to New York.

The three-day Dia de los Muertos pop-up will be located at 163 Mercer Street in Manhattan from November 1s — 3rd and guests can expect:

  • The Reservations There will be six seatings throughout the weekend that guests will have the opportunity to book for a three-course meal including food and beverage. Reservations are now available through SplashThat.
  • The Food The menu, curated by Nicos owner and executive chef Gerardo Vázquez Lugo, will feature authentic dishes including lamb barbacoa fried taquitos, yucatan poached motuleño eggs, nixtamalized papaya melado, Nicos signature chile en nogada and more!
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  • The Drinks What would an authentic celebration be without Mexico’s original luxury tequila, Tequila Don Julio? Guests will enjoy craft cocktails perfectly paired with the Nicos menu, curated by Mexico City mixologist Ariana Ruiz.
  • The Art Mexican artist Claudio Limon has taken over the exterior of the building with a custom mural for the weekend. Once inside, additional works by Claudio will be on display.
  • No Reservation? What’s Open to The Public? Anyone 21 years or older can stop by the pop-up from 12–4pm on Friday and Saturday to check out the art, learn more about Dia de Los Muertos, sample Tequila Don Julio and Mezcal Unión, pose for photos in the interactive portrait studio, and write postcards to friends.

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