El Toro Blanco Shakes A Mean Margarita - NYC

El Toro Blanco shakes a mean margarita

Keep your eyes peeled for chef Josh Capon while traipsing through Soho and Greenwich Village.

That's Capon astride the cruiser tricked out with hallmarks of his three area restaurants: a fish tail (Lure Fishbar), burger bell (Burger & Barrel) and bullhorns (his newest spot, El Toro Blanco).

Like Capon's bike, that new Mexican restaurant on Sixth Avenue is dressed to kill in vintage tile, retro glazed bricks, pumpkin and burnt sienna banquettes, and covetable vintage tequila-bottle lamps.

Our favorite way to accentuate a table: Load it with the drink menu's color-soaked margaritas. The five varieties together are akin to a liquid string of holiday lights. We don't recommend biking after sampling all five. That goes for you too, chef.

Mrs. Margarita Sames ($14): Herradura Blanco tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime show off the enduring appeal of the classic cocktail.

Calabazita ($14): Visit before this seasonal special, made with pumpkin purée, leaves the menu.

Jicama Fig ($14): Juiced jicamas, mint and figs lend a special smack to this dusky eggplant-hued libation.

Chile Rubbed Mango ($14): Tweak the street food favorite of mangos in chile, and you're drinking this stunner with cilantro and habanero.

El Toro ($12): Agave and fresh orange combine for a fresh update on the familiar.

El Toro Blanco, 257 Sixth Ave. (between W. Houston and Bleecker sts.); 212-645-0193 or eltoroblanconyc.com