Was it really a decade and a half ago? Indeed, Richard Sandoval’s pioneering nouveau Mexican restaurant Maya has been at it for fifteen years on New York’s Upper East Side. Now it gets an anniversary present: Tequileria Maya, a new tequila bar and lounge next door with a whopping one-hundred-plus agave bases spirits and thirty-plus house-infused tequilas.
Subverting the ever more annoying reality of bottle service, Maya allows guests to buy a bottle and will politely store what remains of that bottle for the guest’s next visit. Guacamole-tequila pairings ease that tequila burrrrn.