Tequila fans, you should take note of what’s going on at Richard Sandoval’s Upper East Side Mexican joint Maya, 'cause there is going to be a lot more hooch flowing once it reopens after a renovation. The restaurant has been in business for 15 years, so it’s no surprise that it needs a little face lift. The good news for drinkers is that Sandoval will make more room for drinkers with Tequileria Maya, a new bar next door to the eatery that will focus on the agave spirit.
The watering hole will not only have 100 labels on hand to get you tequila-fied, there will be 15 house-infused varieties of the hooch. You can also enjoy small plates, and if you want to buy your tequila by the bottle, they will store it for you in a special area, so you can knock it back anytime you want to drop in.
Stay tuned for the changes – Maya is located at 1191 First Avenue.