This cabbie pit stop turned taco destination has three distinct dining and drinking areas: A brightly lit street-level taqueria serves a short-order menu of tacos and tortas; a more intimate 30-seat café is flanked by book- and record-lined shelves. The third and most spectacular is the dungeonesque restaurant and lounge, accessible through the taqueria (to enter you have to confirm that you have a reservation). It’s worth the hassle: A world of sipping tequilas, tiled mosaics and refined Mexican (huitlacoche quesadillas, blue-crab tostadas) awaits.
|Venue name:||La Esquina||Contact:|
114 Kenmare St
|Cross street:||at Lafayette St|
|Opening hours:||Taqueria Mon–Fri 8am–5am; Sat, Sun noon–5am. Café daily noon–midnight. Restaurant daily 6pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $21. AmEx, MC, V|