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Micheladas in NYC?

bargecharge Sep 30, 2005 02:35 PM

Does anyone know any bars or restaurants that serve micheladas in Brooklyn or Queens (or Manhattan for that matter)?

For those that don't know what they are - basically, a beer cocktail popular in Mexico and border areas - a link:


Thanks in advance.

  1. spicy_chewy Jul 5, 2011 09:26 AM

    Thought I'd update this thread with Mesa Coyoacan on Graham Ave in W'burg. They have excellent michelatas. Habañero margaritas and their house mole are also superior!

    Speaking of superior, La Superior on Berry.

    La Superior
    295 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Mesa Coyoacan
    372 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    1. asiansupper Jun 22, 2011 03:03 PM

      Also Móle on Allen has them.

      1. jen kalb Jun 9, 2011 09:59 AM

        Ortine in Prospect Heights makes a Michelado - I cant attest for it, tho since I am not a beer drinker.

        622 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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        1. re: jen kalb
          jinx Jun 9, 2011 03:53 PM

          Fonda in Park Slope definitely makes them, but like Jen I'm not a big beer drinker so have never had one. Here's a video where chef Roberto shows how he makes them.


          434 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

        2. CitySpoonful Jun 9, 2011 07:20 AM

          It's that time of the year again: michelada season! Any recs for places that make good micheladas in Queens? I'm thinking of a dinner outting that might involve eating at Taqueria Coatzingo and pre- or post-dinner micheladas somewhere in Jax Heights or Corona -- whereever a good version can be found.

          Taqueria Coatzingo
          76-05 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372

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          1. re: CitySpoonful
            driggs Jun 9, 2011 07:30 AM

            I would focus on the bars/restaurants on Norther Blvd or 37th avenue; the Mexican bars on Roosevelt are pretty much all Taxi bars or Bikini bars and do not focus on the drinks.

            Listo el Poljo on 86th and 37th is a Colombian place (used to be Tiki bar!) that has a bar where you can sit and get decent mixed drinks. I have never had the michelada there, but have seen it being ordered.

            Listo el Pollo
            86-02 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11372

            1. re: driggs
              CitySpoonful Jun 9, 2011 09:44 AM

              Many thanks, driggs!

            2. re: CitySpoonful
              danielandresleon Jun 20, 2011 03:29 PM

              Caracas Arepa Bar has the best michelada ive had...

              Its a spin on the traditional mexican version, but definitely worth the trip.

              after much experimenting, i think i have figured it out...
              chili-infused symple syrup by steeping dried chilis (habanero or chili de arbol work best) in a papelon (dried raw sugarcane pulp) syrup / a tall glass with a salted rim / lemon & lime / ice

              Caracas Arepa Bar
              291 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

              1. re: danielandresleon
                CitySpoonful Jun 20, 2011 08:51 PM

                Curious -- any idea what goes into Caracas's michelada?

                1. re: CitySpoonful
                  danielandresleon Jun 20, 2011 09:00 PM

                  so the list of ingredients i have above is my best guess, and it tastes pretty spot on...

                  better actually since its much easier on the wallet, no worry of fighting the caracas crowds, and can control the sweet to spicy ratio yourself.

                  let me know if you want any more detail on making it, happy to walk ya thru it!

                  1. re: danielandresleon
                    CitySpoonful Jun 21, 2011 06:29 AM

                    Seems straightforward. Where does one find papelon syrup? Is that just simply syrup? Many thanks!

                    1. re: CitySpoonful
                      danielandresleon Jun 21, 2011 07:45 AM

                      You can find the dried papelon (some other countries call it panela) in most latin bodegas / supermarkets and turn it into your simple syrup

                      in a pinch use raw / unprocessed sugar / "sugar in the raw" to make it

                      Im sure you could use white sugar for the syrup, but the raw cane adds a really nice caramel note

            3. Mandymac Oct 17, 2010 12:39 PM

              Also Chavela's in Prospect Heights/Crown Heights.

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                sbillmassie Oct 16, 2010 03:04 PM

                I'm pretty sure I had one of these at Bubby's in Dumbo last night. It was like a very light, carbonated bloody mary. It was delicious.

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                  JessicaSophia Oct 3, 2005 03:52 PM

                  Maria's Mexican Bistro on Union Street and 4th Avenue makes them. But I had my first (and most memorable) Michelada at Cafe Con Leche on the Upper West Side.

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                  1. re: JessicaSophia
                    pitu Oct 3, 2005 04:18 PM

                    I didn't like the micheladas at Maria's but I can't remember why. I had my most memorable (and first) in Mexico City...

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                    Jim Oct 3, 2005 03:45 PM

                    In Park Slope Los Pollitos II on 5th Avenue and St. John's serves a very nice Michiladas. Not as good as my friend from Mexico makes, but I enjoyed it anyway.

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                      Jim Oct 3, 2005 03:44 PM

                      In Park Slope Los Pollitos II on 5th Avenue and St. John's serves a very nice Michiladas. Not as good as my friend from Mexico makes, but I enjoyed it anyway.

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                        Sal Borriello Oct 3, 2005 12:00 PM

                        Cinco De Mayo - a great place on Courtelyou Road and (I think) Westminster. Q to Cortelyou. I think you can only get them when the owner is there but that is usually the case and the food alone is worth it

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                          prdct Sep 30, 2005 06:17 PM

                          Had one last night at the new burrito place on flatbush (burrito cafe?). It was decent. Best I have had in the city are in Manhattan at Bario Chino on the LES.

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                          1. re: prdct
                            pitu Sep 30, 2005 06:57 PM

                            how was the rest of the food there?
                            that's the place by the guys with the *wacky* burrito joint for years just below canal st in manhattan...

                            1. re: pitu
                              JessicaSophia Oct 3, 2005 03:50 PM

                              My fiance went last week and said that the burritos were just okay, nothing special. He was shocked that pints of beer were $6 and that a CAN of Tecate was $5!

                              1. re: JessicaSophia
                                pitu Oct 3, 2005 04:20 PM

                                taqueria for me for cali-mex burritos . . .

                                1. re: JessicaSophia
                                  Hal S. Oct 3, 2005 05:49 PM

                                  If those are the plain beer prices, what would they be getting for the michelada?

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                              AimeeD Sep 30, 2005 02:58 PM

                              In Brooklyn:
                              Taco Chulo in Williamsburg

                              In Manhattan:
                              Cafe el Portal

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