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Red-Hot Spots To Grab a Bite and Negra Modelo

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Wine may get all the attention when it comes to food pairings, but it's about time to show beer a little love. Certain beers have deep and complex flavor profiles that pair perfectly with everything from spicy tacos to rich paella—and yes, we are talking about Negra Modelo. Below, find our picks for the hottest spots across the country to grab a delicious meal and sip on a Negra Modelo.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. El Toro Blanco

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257 6th Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 645-0193
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Hunker down in a booth at Josh Capon's red-hot El Toro Blanco and wash down delicious guacamole and gooey queso fundido with a Negra Modelo.

2. Empellón Taqueria

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230 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 367-0999
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Alex Stupak continues his exploration of Mexican cuisine at Empellon Taqueria, and it's pretty hard to go wrong with specialities like beer braised pork tongue taco.

3. Takito Kitchen

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2013 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 687-9620
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Enjoy David Dworshak's Mexican inspired farm-to-table menu, with small plates like roasted winter squash that are perfect for sharing.

4. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-1005
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Run by renowned Spanish chef José Andrés, Oyamel offers sophisticated Mexican fare that spans that country's many regional cuisines.

5. Frontera Grill & Topolobampo

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445 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 661-1434
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Head over to these iconic Rick Bayless spots for authentic Mexican cuisine. Experience a high-end meal at Topolobampo, or settle down at Frontera Grill and order dishes from the hardwood grill.

6. La Hacienda Taqueria Mexican Restaurant

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2615 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 256-6142
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This colorful Nashville restaurant might seem like a ho-hum Americanized Mexican restaurant, but, thanks to menu items like tripe and beef tongue tacos and goat stew, this place is a lot more authentic than it looks.

7. Tacolicious

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741 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 626-1344
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Mission Mexican joint Tacolicious serves up some of the finest fish tacos in the Bay Area—made with local cod—but don't miss the albacore tuna tostadas.

8. Comida @ The Source

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3350 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216
Comida, which started as a pink taco truck, is now serving up Mexican fare at The Source. Chill out on the patio and order camerones a la diabla tacos—spicy shrimp over jalapeño grits

9. Petty Cash Taqueria

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7360 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5300
Based around a menu of Mexican street food, this off-beat warehouse of a restaurant serves up tacos galore alongside some more adventurous fare, like raw pork ceviche.

10. Huahua's Taqueria

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1211 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-8226
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Set on Miami Beach's Lincoln Avenue, this hot new taco restaurant is the brainchild of chef Todd Erickson. The casual spot would be the perfect place for a beer and a late-night snack.

11. Nuestra Cocina

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2135 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 232-2135
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Chef Benjamin Gonzales' Nuestra Cocina may not be the newest restaurant on the block, but it's still one of the coolest. Churning out consistently good food, head here for shareable plates and plentiful beverages.

1. El Toro Blanco

257 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014
Hunker down in a booth at Josh Capon's red-hot El Toro Blanco and wash down delicious guacamole and gooey queso fundido with a Negra Modelo.
257 6th Ave
New York, NY 10014

2. Empellón Taqueria

230 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
Alex Stupak continues his exploration of Mexican cuisine at Empellon Taqueria, and it's pretty hard to go wrong with specialities like beer braised pork tongue taco.
230 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014

3. Takito Kitchen

2013 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Enjoy David Dworshak's Mexican inspired farm-to-table menu, with small plates like roasted winter squash that are perfect for sharing.
2013 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

4. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Run by renowned Spanish chef José Andrés, Oyamel offers sophisticated Mexican fare that spans that country's many regional cuisines.
401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

5. Frontera Grill & Topolobampo

445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610
Head over to these iconic Rick Bayless spots for authentic Mexican cuisine. Experience a high-end meal at Topolobampo, or settle down at Frontera Grill and order dishes from the hardwood grill.
445 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60610

6. La Hacienda Taqueria Mexican Restaurant

2615 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
This colorful Nashville restaurant might seem like a ho-hum Americanized Mexican restaurant, but, thanks to menu items like tripe and beef tongue tacos and goat stew, this place is a lot more authentic than it looks.
2615 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

7. Tacolicious

741 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Mission Mexican joint Tacolicious serves up some of the finest fish tacos in the Bay Area—made with local cod—but don't miss the albacore tuna tostadas.
741 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

8. Comida @ The Source

3350 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, CO 80216
Comida, which started as a pink taco truck, is now serving up Mexican fare at The Source. Chill out on the patio and order camerones a la diabla tacos—spicy shrimp over jalapeño grits
3350 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216

9. Petty Cash Taqueria

7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Based around a menu of Mexican street food, this off-beat warehouse of a restaurant serves up tacos galore alongside some more adventurous fare, like raw pork ceviche.
7360 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

10. Huahua's Taqueria

1211 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Set on Miami Beach's Lincoln Avenue, this hot new taco restaurant is the brainchild of chef Todd Erickson. The casual spot would be the perfect place for a beer and a late-night snack.
1211 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

11. Nuestra Cocina

2135 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Chef Benjamin Gonzales' Nuestra Cocina may not be the newest restaurant on the block, but it's still one of the coolest. Churning out consistently good food, head here for shareable plates and plentiful beverages.
2135 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

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