La Esquina

Row 1

114 Kenmare St (at Lafayette St)
New York, NY 10012
(646) 613-7100
Mon–Thu: Noon–Midnight Fri: Noon–1:00 AM Sat: 11:00 AM–1:00 AM Sun: 11:00 AM–Midnight
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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.
Mon, 08/23/2010 - 11:28
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!
Time Out New York
Mon, 08/01/2011 - 01:41
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
Thu, 01/28/2010 - 07:02
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.
How To Make It In America
Fri, 02/05/2010 - 13:47
Everyone knows to get the corn, but try the rice milk. Get it to go and walk around the hood.
Sun, 04/03/2011 - 10:40
sometimes you can't go wrong with just arroz y pollo: get the plato julia
Sun, 02/28/2010 - 20:14
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
Showtime Network
Fri, 06/03/2011 - 09:27
ate great fish tacos
Tue, 03/24/2009 - 09:26
The tacos are good but I come for the door policy and attitude.
Tue, 08/31/2010 - 16:23
Excellent, greasy, late-night food. Get a quesadilla de huitlacoche. It sounds and looks dirty, but I promise its delicious. Scarf it down before you ask Google what the hell you just ate.
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 09:11
The fish tacos are worth the hype. Be sure to sit downstairs - perfect for a girls' night out.
Wed, 01/12/2011 - 11:44
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.
The Criterion Collection
Fri, 04/01/2011 - 07:58
Trendy and exclusive underground lounge (walk downstairs through the kitchen) under taco take-out store with interesting tequila list
Fri, 03/27/2009 - 13:00
Get the Tortilla Soup!
Mon, 03/16/2009 - 16:37
Corn is awesome
Sat, 05/22/2010 - 12:06
The fish tacos are awesome. As is the horchata.
Fri, 04/30/2010 - 11:10
If it doesn't already, this place should unlock the douchebag tag.
Fri, 02/26/2010 - 16:03
Look around - all the people working behind the counter have two things in common - obesity and an attitude
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 09:31
The place has this air of exclusivity and mystery that New Yorkers never cease to crave. We also like to come to the quiet caf for lunch on a weekendthe tacos make surprisingly good hangover cures.
Sat, 01/21/2012 - 17:28
How to Make It in America happened here. One of the best places to throw a swank birthday dinner like Rachel's.
Sat, 09/03/2011 - 10:41
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