The team behind Colonie does high-end Mexican – where chef Sam Richman’s menu reflects a fascination with fresh ingredients and authentic recipes. Start things off with market ceviche, or pescada estilo ensenada tacos, move on to sublime albondigas de juana or a chorizo con pappas quesadilla. “Bebidas” include excellent sangria and specialty margaritas made with carrot juice and cilantro. The bar is a scene unto itself. Patio tables are coveted.