La Esquina

Row 1

114 Kenmare St (at Lafayette St)
New York, NY 10012
(646) 613-7100
Mexican, Lounge, Tacos
$ $ $
Mon–Thu: Noon–Midnight Fri: Noon–1:00 AM Sat: 11:00 AM–1:00 AM Sun: 11:00 AM–Midnight

Around the Web

Foursquare Tips

  • This haute Mexican eatery is harder to get into than Harvard, having built a rep around fancy tequilas and ceviche. Can't snag abooth? The no-frills, street-level taqueria can sate your wounded ego.
  • Try the Pescado a las Brasas taco, available at the sit-down caf and takeout taqueria. It's one of NYC's 26 best tacos!
  • ate great fish tacos
  • At the basement of a corner Taio shop lies a seductive laid-back dungeon, where you can lounge and sip on some great margaritas. -Julie Kwon, Launch My Line
  • Like finding El Dorado beneath a taco shack. Head downstairs, take the scenic route through the kitchen to find amazing scene of tequila, huitlacoche quesadillas and total hotness.
  • Everyone knows to get the corn, but try the rice milk. Get it to go and walk around the hood.
  • The tacos are good but I come for the door policy and attitude.
  • Not always an exclusive downtown hot-spot. In 1984, the corner of Cleveland and Kenmare hosted one of New York's most spectacular cinematic showdowns.
  • Get the Tortilla Soup!
  • If it doesn't already, this place should unlock the douchebag tag.
  • Look around - all the people working behind the counter have two things in common - obesity and an attitude
  • Corn is awesome
  • Any of the tacos are pretty bomb. Carnitas, carne asada... always good choices.
  • Beautiful underground Mexican restaurant and tequila bar hidden underneath the kitchen area of a Mexican fast food-looking joint. One of my favorite restaurants in NYC! -Francine, The Real L Word
  • nom nom nom all ova dem fish tacos!
  • perfect place to bring out of towners for an awesome NY experience
  • If you make a reservation for dinner, then, you will have no problem getting into the bar.
  • I'll still use the taco stand, but I won't set foot back in the upselling hellhole that is the dining room. Our server was a relentless money grubber. I felt like a tourist in Times Square.
  • The service in the front is abysmal.
  • How to Make It in America happened here. One of the best places to throw a swank birthday dinner like Rachel's.