My wife has a tradition of eating out Mexican for her birthday. Nothing too upscale and nothing too downscale. We did Papatzul a couple years ago and really liked it, but want to branch out. Some criteria . . .
-Looking for some place pretty laid back -- nothing cavernous and loud.
-Must take reservations and be able to handle a table for 10-15.
-West side of Manhattan, on the 2/3 or A/C/E preferred (which eliminates a lot of things in East Village, LES, Nolita, I realize).
-Could also do Brownstone Brooklyn: Boerum, Dumbo, CG, PS, PH, etc., but need easy connections for Manhattanites.
-Ideally ~$20 entrees and reasonable pitchers of sangria.
Any thoughts on the ones mentioned aboe? Any other inspired ideas?
Bring em on rapido!