Fodor's Expert Review La Esquina

$$ NoLIta Mexican

Anchoring a downtown corner under a bright neon sign, La Esquina looks like a fast-food taqueria, with cheap tacos sold for take-out, but it's actually three superb south-of-the-border spots in one, including a café and brasserie. The real draw is the basement brasserie, like a Mexican speakeasy, accessible (by reservation only) through an unmarked door just inside the ground-floor taqueria.

Mexican Trendy Trendy Lunch Dinner Brunch $$

Quick Facts

114 Kenmare St.
New York, New York  10012, USA

646-613–7100

www.esquinanyc.com

Known For:
  • Buzzy scene
  • Large portions of Mexican fare
  • Potent margaritas

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