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Bar San Miguel Mixes Up Tequila Cocktails on Smith Street

By Nikhita Venugopal | January 16, 2014 9:52am
 Bar San Miguel is a new tequila and Mexican food bar and restaurant at 307 Smith St.
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CARROLL GARDENS — Tequila-based cocktails and traditional Mexican cuisine are the latest addition to Smith Street’s drinking scene as Bar San Miguel opens its doors.

The bar serves more than 30 varieties of tequila along with other kinds of alcohol, said co-owner Regina Myers.

Last weekend, the bar quietly opened at the former location of Italian eatery Ciro’s at 307 Smith St., currently serving a limited selection of food and drinks.

Bar San Miguel serves traditional Mexican dishes like Oaxaca cheese-filled empanadas, “Cerdo,” slow cooked pork, grilled rack of lamb called “Cordero” and seared chorizo pork sausage with guacamole and jalapeno Mexican cream.

“It’s more of a hangout spot than it is fancy or formal,” said Myers, who hoped to offer a quality yet affordable menu for diners.

CNBC’s Mad Money host Jim Cramer, and his wife, Lisa, who live in Carroll Gardens, are partners and investors in the new tequila bar.

“Jim is a huge tequila, mezcal fan,” said Myers.

Myers and her boyfriend, Tyler Maganzini, who also run Union Grounds and Black Mountain Wine House, began talking to the Cramers about opening a Mexican-inspired bar more than a year ago.

After they found an available space in Carroll Gardens, they decided to move forward and collaborate.

Many of the souvenirs and decorations in the restaurant were brought from San Miguel de Allende, a Mexican city that the Cramers visit often.