Vamos Al Tequila (162 Franklin St.) is reopening tonight at 5 p.m. with a round of drinks on the house in celebration.
A sign in the front window on Thursday stated: “We’re Back!!! Join Us for Dinner Tonight Drinks on Us See You at 5pm.”
The Mexican restaurant that has attracted hungry customers to Franklin Street for a decade closed following a November 6th inspection by the NYC Health Dept. that racked up 46 points.
A brief closure to comply with the citations included work to install new tiles in a portion of the basement to replace the carpet.
The owner, Maria, was in front of the building Thursday morning and explained that the health inspector found baby roaches in the basement carpet.
A thorough cleaning and floor replacement she said remedied the situation. “Tonight is a celebration,” she said, further explaining that her family lives in the neighborhood and helps with work at the restaurant.
A Greenpointers Instagram post from November 11th regarding the Vamos closure erupted into a heated discussion with more than 200 comments. Local residents pushed back against disparaging comments aimed at the quality of food and service. The post resulted in a Greenpoint woman sending a video testimonial to Greenpointers stating that restaurant staff deal with “incredibly annoying customers,” including herself.
Vamos Al Tequila will be offering a free drink of choice to all patrons tonight starting at 5 p.m. Stop in for a margarita, shot or beer tonight in celebration!