IXTA Cocina Mexicana + Mezcal Bar has opened its doors in Manhattan’s lower east side neighborhood (LES), on Bowery.
The owners have transformed Daniel Boulud’s formal DBGB into a Tulum-themed restaurant & Mezcal Bar. IXTA will be serving Oaxaca and Regional Mexican Cuisine with a twist; along with imported artisanal mezcal and tequila handpicked from various regions of Mexico.
The menu is curated by executive chef Francisco Blanco, native of Mexico City with deep rooted ties to Puebla and Oaxaca. The intricately crafted specialty cocktails and beverage program is created by Miami native, and beverage director Jenny Castillo.
In the dining room you’ll find several intricately hand-carved totem columns and trinkets imported from Mexico. Along with a 12-foot hand painted Tulum inspired jaguar aptly named, Perla. Created by local artist Fernando Leon. Along with several animated NFTs projected throughout the restaurant, created by artist Ken Forbes.
“We wanted to bring a new fun experience to Bowery and Manhattan,” says Mike Himani, owner at IXTA in a statement. “A beautiful place to celebrate all of life’s joys and special moments.”
Features and benefits of IXTA to include:
• All our specialty cocktails are alchemized with exotic herbs, spices and seasonal fruits.
• Savory housemade Oaxacan moles and tortillas. Locally sourced herbs and spices.
• A secret hidden PDR room within the restaurant. Perla’s room has its own entrance, tunnel and hidden door.
IXTA is a celebration of ancient Latin heritage and culture. They are open seven days a week, at 299 Bowey, New York, NY 10003; at $21-55 per meal. IXTA will rollout its lunch and brunch menu in the upcoming weeks.