La Esquina

Mexican, Tacos, Lounge
$ $ $
114 Kenmare St (at Lafayette St)
New York, NY 10012
(646) 613-7100
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 1:00am
11:00am - 1:00am
11:00am - 12:00am



  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • perfect place to bring out of towners for an awesome NY experience
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The ultra-exclusive restaurant downstairs isn't easy to snag a table at, so if you're out of luck, go to the more casual taqueria around the corner. You can get the same mouthwatering tacos here.
  • If you make a reservation for dinner, then, you will have no problem getting into the bar.
  • The fish tacos are worth the hype. Be sure to sit downstairs - perfect for a girls' night out.

Nearby places

17 Cleveland Pl (at Kenmare St)
212 Lafayette St (at Kenmare St)
18 Spring St (btwn Mott & Elizabeth St)