Mexican restaurant Tacuba opens in Astoria

Mexican restaurant
Photo courtesy of Tacuba

Mexican-style restaurant Tacuba Cantina Mexicana, opened Tuesday in Astoria—just in time for Mexico’s Independence Day.

The restaurant, located at 35-01 36th St., is the seventh eatery for chef Julian Medina and partners Louis Skibar and Brian Sobhan, and their first outside of Manhattan.

Tacuba, named for a section in Mexico City, is a cantina-style restaurant that features a 3,400-square-foot dining room with custom-made Mexican lanterns, reclaimed wood, lights strung overhead, spacious booths and a bar.

The restaurant’s menu includes Mexican favorites such as tacos with homemade corn tortillas, various flavors of empanadas, guacamole and peruano, to name a few dishes. Take a look at more of the menu at We Heart Astoria.

Since cantina-style restaurants are known for having a lively bar scene, Tacuba offers an abundance of tequilas, mezcals, margaritas and cocktails.