Cochinita Dos Opening at 49 Canal Street on May 9
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Despite the swift liquor license denial by Community Board 3 in March, Cochinita Dos is nevertheless launching in Chinatown. Opening day is May 9. And many neighbors in the vicinity of 49 Canal Street are quite pumped about their arrival. After all, this marks the only Mexican food within spitting distance.
Regarding the style of food, owner Adam Frank says, “We are serving up a hybrid of California and regional Mexican cooking. The cochinita is Yucatan, the fish tacos Baja. We don’t have a freezer so everything is super fresh and we compost or recycle almost all of our waste—that’s the California influence.”
Moreover, a recent press release further describes the menu:
Cochinita Dos will start off its menu with all of the original Brooklyn favorites, including fish tacos, homemade chorizo burritos, and plates of cochinita pibil. Frank has food allergies (nuts and shellfish) so has strived to make his menu friendly to those with food restrictions whether vegan, gluten-free, or allergic.
The dining setup is communal eating with family-style tables; customers order first then sit down.
Don’t expect to drink any margaritas with your food just yet, though. Their full liquor license application is still pending with the State Liquor Authority.
Cochinita Dos at 49 Canal Street is the second location for the Cochinita brand, which first opened in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn three years ago.