On Governors Island, Gitano Provides a Swanky, South-of-the-Border Getaway
If you’re looking for a vacation-style splurge without having to shell out for a plane ticket, you can get a taste of Tulum by taking just a five-minute ferry ride. Modern Mexican restaurant Gitano recently made its debut, bringing a plethora of palm trees, posh lounge areas and beachy vibes to Lower Manhattan’s unofficial backyard.
With an outpost in Miami Beach as well as the Yucatan Peninsula, Gitano’s name is synonymous with high-end, south-of-the-border waterfront fare. Picturesque cocktails like the tequila-and-mezcal-heavy Mexican Mule pair beautifully with summery salads, a selection of small plates and tasty tacos. Dine al fresco in Gitano’s covered eating area, or find a sunny spot at one of the restaurant’s ample lounge areas for a truly luxurious experience. Either way, you’ll be planning your next Gitano getaway before you pay the check.gitano, instagram reels