Eating at El Vez is an experience... People have been known to eat here simply because of the appealingly funky decor, the highlight of which is a rotating altar of tequila bottles, atop of which sits a shiny tricked-out lowrider bike. It can be mesmerizing, along with the other vividly multicolored furnishings and lights. But the best reason to visit this Stephen Starr restaurant is the fantastically authentic margarita, made with freshly squeezed lime juice. If traditional is not for you, try the frozen blood orange version or the yummy pineapple cinnamon margarita.
The dinner menu offers everything you would expect at a Mexican place -- quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas, carne asada, and guacamole. The traditional Oaxacan style guacamole is my favorite, heavy on the garlic. El Vez offers an excellent brunch menu; the crab and corn omelet is a real treat. (Sundays 11 am - 3 pm).