Restaurateur, mixologist, and Dominican Republic-native Jorge Guzman and his hospitality group — the team behind Mexican restaurants Ofrenda, Temerario, and Black Ant— have opened Lamano, the group’s first restaurant to showcase Spanish cuisine.
Unlike Black Ant, with dishes that include ant powder and grasshopper flour, Lamano offers a straightforward menu of montaditos, pintxos, a canned section, and entrees. Look for regional dishes like Rioja-style potatoes, idiazabal cheese from Basque Country, and Catalan flatbread.
Partner Mario Hernandez, a native of Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, leads the kitchen, having risen the ranks until he was head chef of Ofrenda. He opened Black Ant with Guzman in 2014, Temerario in 2016, and Lamano, this month, with more restaurants to come in New York and LA.
Take a look around the restaurant in the photos below, and if you happen to stop by, do let us know what you think.