With the weather getting nicer by the day, summer is within reach and your weekend calendars are probably already filled from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It’s an amazing phenomenon that happens when you live in New York City, and you cherish the nicer months beyond what anyone can understand. It’s the reason we pay what we pay to leave for 48 hours and deal with the traffic on any given summer weekend. This isn’t a post to tell you about the Jersey Shore, Fire Island, or the Hamptons. However, it does align with all of the above and you don’t need to deal with traffic or leave the island!
What if we told you that you can get on a boat right from Manhattan and enjoy some delicious Mexican food? Does that sound like something you’d sign up for? Great! Then get ready for La Barca Cantina! La Barca Cantina is New York City’s first and only floating Mexican restaurant! They have plenty of indoor and outdoor space, so come and spend time on the only Mexican restaurant in New York that moves. Yes, that is right. This is not a static attraction. You actually cruise! The large luxury yacht seats well over 400 customers and take short sails a few times a day, allowing guests to eat and drink while taking in the best view in the world: The New York skyline from the Hudson River.
It’s only fitting that it all begins on Cinco de Mayo. That is the grand opening so make your plans now! Based at Pier 81, next to its sister-restaurant North River Lobster Company, La Barca spans three levels with an expansive outdoor top deck with a bar and table seating, a bi-level interior space with two bars, table seating and booth-like tables—perfect for large groups.
This is something New York City has not seen before, and we can’t say that for most things! For more information and to secure your tickets, visit labarcacantina.com.