Barnacho Opening at Former JG Melon Space

  Last modified on December 7th, 2021

Mexican restaurant Barnacho will be opening a location at 480 Amsterdam Avenue, on the corner of 83rd Street, which was previously occupied by JG Melon (thanks to George for the tip).

According to Community Board 7 agenda notes, the restaurant has applied for a two year liquor license at the space.

Barnacho currently has a location at 920 Second Avenue at East 49th Street.


The eatery is popular for its wide range of margaritas, chips and guac, nachos, tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and more.

Barnacho Margaritas

Barnacho UWS

Nachos come with three types of cheese, black beans, jalapenos, sour cream and pico de gallo. Add chicken or skirt steak.

They’ve also got this Mexican burger with Tomato, onions, jalapeno, cumin, cilantro, pepper jack cheese, sautéed onions and topped with fresh sliced avocado, served with cajun fries.

Barnacho Mexican Burger

And there’s no shortage of taco options.

Barnacho Tacos

We’ll provide an update once we have an estimated opening date. Learn more at

Another upcoming Mexican restaurant mentioned on the CB7 notes was Damiana, which has applied for its liquor license at 153 Amsterdam Avenue at 67th Street (the former home of Eden Farms). Damiana will come from Chef Julian Medina, who originally planned to open the restaurant over two years ago. We’ve reached out to Medina for more details and will provide an update on Damiana as well.

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