Thursday, January 25, 2018

Boticarios opens on 1st Street



Boticarios is up and running now at 58 E. First St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue...

Don't know too much about the restaurant at the moment. (The CB3 minutes from the September SLA committee meeting described it as a "Pan-Latin" restaurant.) The applicants have experience at Casa Mizcal on Orchard Street and the Black Ant on Second Avenue.

The restaurant has a Facebook page here and an Instagram account here.

And here's the menu posted on the front door...



Esperanto Fonda lasted nine months here, closing in May 2017. Before that, the First Street address was home to BARA for two years and Prima for three years. The Elephant, a Thai restaurant, was previously here for 17 years.

4 comments:

Gojira said...

Are they really charging 13 bucks for guacamole and chips, or are my eyes rolling in my head like a Keystone Kop's?

With such a sparse menu and those sky-high prices, I'm guessing they'll be gone by summer.

Cosmo said...

That better be some dang good guacamole.

Walter said...

"The Elephant" was one of those unique places in the EV with charm and character, along with "The Cauldron" on 6th Street and "Sugar Reef" on 2nd Avenue. There's very little left in my beloved old nabe that holds any significance for me anymore. Now it's mostly cookie-cutter eateries that come and go with ever increasing frequency.

Anonymous said...

$13 for guacamole...hmmmm...

Three avocados @ 1-1.50 per avocado wholesale = 3.00-4.50 plus a lemon for 50 cents for 3.50-5.00 to make the guac thus an 8-9.50 gross profit minus business expenses...so what are you complaining about? That's what they have to charge.

Make your own for 6.50 or half the price they charge then (since an avocado usually costs at least $2 sp 6 for three avocados and 50 cents for a lemon.)

You do know that a restaurant charges at least double what it'd cost to make the item yourself right?