I have a couple of friends visiting from California, and one from Ohio. I thought we'd do dinner and drinks at Pulqueria but I've only had drinks there before, and after reading the reviews on the board, I'm not sure dinner there is really worth it. So, I wanted to just stick to drinks at Pulqueria, and maybe move to dinner nearby. Cheaper is preferable (but up to mid-$20 entree is a hard max).
Also, any cool spots to take out-of-towners in that area? We went to the rooftop of the Gansevoort and had dinner at Empellon last night (another reason to nix dinner at Pulqueria, and also why cheaper is preferable--Californians do not take kindly to paying anywhere in the teens for two tacos), but any fun place would do. Had thought about Water Taxi Beach but Govener's Island closes early.