The visionary ethos of Urby, the lifestyle-oriented rental community from the developer Ironstate, has brought a stylish Mexican eatery to the shores of Staten Island.

The cheekily named Gringo’s Tacos makes no false claims with its Mexican-inspired American cuisine. With its spread of familiar, yet updated fare (think chorizo and cheese stuffed jalapenos and tempura avocado bites), the relaxed and festive eatery is guaranteed to go down a treat. 

Its interiors are just as inviting; designed by Gachot Studios and a playful ode to Mexican craft and 1980s nostalgia, the 4,000 sq ft restaurant is an elegant pastiche of custom-designed graphics, specially made banquettes, a neon art piece created with local artists Dee & Ricky and a bevy of games machines, a foosball table and a shuffleboard table. 

Clean lines, a crisp colour palette, a smattering of found objects and plenty of greenery fill the rest of the space, ensures that the vibrant interior doesn’t overshadow the true star of the show – direct views of the water and of Lower Manhattan