447 3rd Ave (at 30th St.) • Murray Hill , NY 10016 (Google Maps)
An upscale taqueria/tequileria, Teqa fills a void in Murray Hill's restaurant and nightlife scene by melding a modern Mexican menu and design sensibilities with a traditional spirit. Sip something from their unparalleled liquor selection (they house more than 100 types of tequila) while sampling one of critically-acclaimed executive chef Chris Goosen's exquisitely crafted "global tacos". Savor the sophisticated ambiance: Celebrity-magnet owner Derek Axelrod brought in Lesly Zamor, the interior designer responsible for the high-end Avenue nightclub, to create a fluid floor plan with striking and sophisticated decor. That design was given life through the brilliant construction work of Strictly Structural, who ensured every last handcrafted detail was inspired by the cultures that shaped the 500-year-long history of tequila.