Party Earth Review A multilevel southern-gothic speakeasy and Mexican eatery, Diablo Royale Este attracts an upbeat clientele ready to eat, drink, and mingle. Energetic groups of after-work artists and musicians pack into the main bar to... ... read full review
167 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009-3812
L: 1st Avenue-14th Street
Bar: M–Sa 5:30pm–2am, Su 5:30pm–midnight
Brunch: Sa–Su 11am–4pm
Dinner: M–Th 5:30pm–midnight, F 5:30pm–1am
East Village, New York –
A multilevel southern-gothic speakeasy and Mexican eatery, Diablo Royale Este attracts an upbeat clientele ready to eat, drink, and mingle.
Energetic groups of after-work artists and musicians pack into the main bar to flirt in the flickering light of dozens of glass Jesus candles and red flame chandeliers, while an open kitchen serves up delicious barbecue to complement the extensive tequila and beer lists.
Summertime guests can enjoy the spicy fare out in the courtyard, while weekend revelers can make their way downstairs to the “Bordello,” a stone-floor lounge where edgy hipsters and savvy students lucky enough to meet someone special can get frisky on the antique loveseats and indulge in shared cocktails and late-night make-outs to the throb of ambient rock.
Although the restaurant is bustling every night, the chill eatery transforms into a fiery singles spot on Fridays and Saturdays when the neighborhood twenty-somethings flock in to get rowdy on cheap tequila and mingle with the other sinners downstairs.
Good for food and drinks any time, Diablo Royale Este is a spicy and unpretentious hotspot where a simple dinner seems always on the brink of turning into an all-night experience.
A diverse mix of East Village liberals, artists, musicians, students, and young professionals, 20s to 30s.
Ambient rock music.
Mexican menu. Brunch served Sa–Su 11am–4pm.
Appetizers $5+, entrées $14+, brunch $22. Beer $6+, wine $9+, cocktails $7+, sangria $8, soft drinks $3, bottled water $6.
Casual: t-shirts, jeans, Chuck Taylors, skinny jeans.
Thursdays through Saturdays for the best crowds.
Angels & Kings (500 East 11th Street) is right across the street and makes for a great beer spot after doing tequila shots at Diablo.