yeah ok so we read about this place on dailycandy like anyone else but we bit.
BARRIO CHINO, at least early in the evening, is a new low key tequila bar that will fill all your downtown fine tequila needs. the large tequila menu ranges in price from $6-$20+ per shot.
however, you get much more than a mere shot. its served on a tray with a side of sangre(?), a bloody mary type tasting mix of tomato, horseradish, wine and a slice of lime. you also get a few slices of cayenne-spiced jicama and mango all to chase your tequila down with. when you try it you will never go back to lime/salt or neat. i had an anjeo commemirativo ($10) which is as smooth as milk.
barrio chino, 253 broome street, between orchard and ludlow streets
ps--we went to HAPPY ENDING down the street afterwards for a final nightcap---avoid that place it sucks.