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Where can you go to have a Negra Modelo and a perfect, unexpected dish to accompany it? Easy: Stick to New York, and start with these Mexican restaurants.

Mexican cuisine is exploding around New York, but more often than not New York's Mexican restaurants overlook the quality of the most important ingredient: the corn. But for this tour of New York's best Mexican food, we started from the tortilla up and matched each with an ice cold Negra Modelo to find the perfect compliments in some unexpected places.

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Gran Eléctrica

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Local ingredients meet Mexican cooking at this DUMBO restaurant. Take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to stop in for weekend brunch, and sit inside to gaze at the custom, neighborhood-themed wallpaper or outside in the transporting backyard garden. Be sure to try the cemita poblana with a Negra Modelo.

Casa Enrique

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New York's only Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant may also have New York's best mole poblano. A Munich Dunkel-style lager, Negra Modelo has a slight hint of sweetness that perfectly brings out the dried fruit in the mole.

Rosie's

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Excellent masa sets the stage at this upscale Mexican restaurant. Be sure to try the quesadillas. The carmelized hops in an ice-cold Negra Modelo will temper the spice from the chiles.
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Chef Enrique Olvera showcases Mexican cooking in a new way, serving food that tastes both familiar and entirely innovative. Try the duck carnitas, sea urchin tostada, and corn husk meringue. For an unexpectedly excellent pairing, try the meringue with a Negra Modelo, which helps bringout the earthy flavors of the burnt corn.
This classic Mexican spot recently upgraded its corn supplier and now serves some of the best sit-down Mexican cuisine in New York. Try the chile relleno with a Negra Modelo, where the beer's slow-roasted caramel hops bring out the sweetness of the chiles.
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Gran Eléctrica

Local ingredients meet Mexican cooking at this DUMBO restaurant. Take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to stop in for weekend brunch, and sit inside to gaze at the custom, neighborhood-themed wallpaper or outside in the transporting backyard garden. Be sure to try the cemita poblana with a Negra Modelo.

Casa Enrique

New York's only Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant may also have New York's best mole poblano. A Munich Dunkel-style lager, Negra Modelo has a slight hint of sweetness that perfectly brings out the dried fruit in the mole.

Rosie's

Excellent masa sets the stage at this upscale Mexican restaurant. Be sure to try the quesadillas. The carmelized hops in an ice-cold Negra Modelo will temper the spice from the chiles.

Cosme

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Chef Enrique Olvera showcases Mexican cooking in a new way, serving food that tastes both familiar and entirely innovative. Try the duck carnitas, sea urchin tostada, and corn husk meringue. For an unexpectedly excellent pairing, try the meringue with a Negra Modelo, which helps bringout the earthy flavors of the burnt corn.

Fonda

This classic Mexican spot recently upgraded its corn supplier and now serves some of the best sit-down Mexican cuisine in New York. Try the chile relleno with a Negra Modelo, where the beer's slow-roasted caramel hops bring out the sweetness of the chiles.

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