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Macondo Looks Donezo on East Houston Street

Posted November 9, 2017 at 5:11 am

Macondo on East Houston appears to be down for the count. The restaurant closed for business yesterday – rather suddenly without notice – and the joint is already dismantled. Phone calls forward to the West Village outpost on Bank Street, which is still serving. Employees there noted that the Lower East Side hiatus is only […]

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‘Tommy’s Egg Kitchen’ Pops Up at the Former Rayuela on Allen Street

Posted September 22, 2016 at 5:15 am

Over at the former Rayuela on Allen Street, Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio just installed a two-day pop-up dedicated to eggs. Tommy’s Egg Kitchen, as the creation is called, is serving “scotch egg tastings, cook-off challenges against local notable chefs, and cocktail pairings with Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky.” Today is the last day before this storefront again […]

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Rayuela on Allen Street is Finished for Sure; Available for $20K Per Month

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

Those alleged renovations over at Rayuela aren’t happening. Doors have remained sealed at 165 Allen pretty much since the restaurant eased into life support last September. There were several promises of reopening along the way, with management evoking the same old trickery to evade tail-beteween-legs embarrassment. When sister establishment Macondo was briefly shuttered by the […]

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Macondo Reopens After Tax-Related Closure Last Week

Posted February 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

Whatever tax trouble Macondo and its owner Hector Sanz are experiencing, it’s apparently resolved. At least enough so to reopen the establishment. You’ll recall that the six-year-old Spanish restaurant fell victim to the taxman last Thursday, and was summarily shuttered with token literature pasted to the gate. The closure was more serious than that, though, and […]

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Macondo on East Houston Was Shuttered by the Taxman Yesterday, but Has Reopened

Last modified January 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Macondo on East Houston is kaput, six-and-a-half years after first opening. The taxman (i.e. tax compliance agent) came yesterday and seized its assets without warning. When we happened past the establishment later in the evening, the security gates were drawn and seizure documentation plastered across the facade. The State of New York is now the […]

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Rayuela on Allen Street is Currently Closed for Unspecified ‘Renovations’

Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:04 am

Rayuela on Allen Street is the latest Lower East Side restaurant to employ ye olde unannounced shutter for “renovations” trick. The popular “freestyle Latino” joint (also known for its brunch) abruptly closed within the last couple days to change things up. Scope of the so-called renovations is unknown to the public at the moment, and […]

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