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.
Monday, August 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
Monday, August 1, 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
Thursday, January 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
Friday, February 5, 2010 - 13:47
Everyone knows to get the corn, but try the rice milk. Get it to go and walk around the hood.
Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 10:40
sometimes you can't go wrong with just arroz y pollo: get the plato julia
Sunday, February 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
Friday, June 3, 2011 - 09:27
ate great fish tacos
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 09:26
The tacos are good but I come for the door policy and attitude.
Tuesday, August 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.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 09:11
The fish tacos are worth the hype. Be sure to sit downstairs - perfect for a girls' night out.
Wednesday, January 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
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 07:58
Trendy and exclusive underground lounge (walk downstairs through the kitchen) under taco take-out store with interesting tequila list
Friday, March 27, 2009 - 13:00
Get the Tortilla Soup!
Monday, March 16, 2009 - 16:37
Corn is awesome
Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 12:06
The fish tacos are awesome. As is the horchata.
Friday, April 30, 2010 - 11:10
If it doesn't already, this place should unlock the douchebag tag.
Friday, February 26, 2010 - 16:03
Look around - all the people working behind the counter have two things in common - obesity and an attitude
Thursday, March 1, 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.
Saturday, January 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.
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 10:41