This is definitely one of NYC’s secrets worth sharing! The façade doesn’t tell much, but La Esquina offers an innovative rendition on tasty Mexican inspired street food.
At La Esquina’s flagship spot, on the Soho-Nolita border, you can expect an amazing selection of Mexican food – from Mexican style grilled corn to ceviche and the traditional tacos.
Established in the year of 2006, it’s popularity is certainly worth it’s weight.
The menu is fantastic, so if you’re in doubt about what to try, fear not! You can order some dishes to share, so this way you’ll have a great time tasting a bit of it all.
If you want to take home a bit of their “Mexican taste”, they sell 4 salsas/dips that will spice up your day! You might find them “sold out”, but that’s probably a good sign, right? They are:
- Roja: A charred salsa famous at the restaurant for its fresh, yet smoky taste featuring fire roasted tomatoes, garlic and onions;
- Roja Hot: A spicy (but not too hot) version of their original salsa roja;
- Verde: This refreshing salsa is zesty and features tomatillos, fire roasted onions, serrano peppers and cilantro;
- Black Bean Dip: This smoky dip is one of Food & Wine Magazine’s favorite snacks! Smoky, yet sweet, this dip features black beans, fire roasted tomatoes, serrano peppers and cilantro.
Plus, they offer catering service and also have a few amazing products for sale at www.goldbely.com, like different salsas and black bean!
They recently opened a second place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, named “Café de la Esquina”. But, they didn’t stop there. They have a total of 4 locations for everyone’s delight!
We do recommend calling for reservation, so you can have a seamless experience, since it does get quick crowded.
What the NEW YORK TIMES says: “Speakeasy-channeling pantomine of illicit, exclusive pleasure.”
As we mentioned, definitely one of NYC’s secrets worth sharing!
We know that SoHo and Nolita are neighborhoods with never ending spots to explore, we we will help you out a bit.
- Perfect for the summer: Cha Cha Matcha and Morgenstern’s Ice Cream
- A place to relax after a (very) long day in the city: Aire Ancient Baths
- For the shop-a-holics: Reformation, Tracey Tooker and simply walk about to see it all
NoLita: Open Daily: 11am – 2am
Williamsburg: Open Tuesday – Sunday: 12pm – 1am
Locations: 114 Kenmare Street, NoLita | 225 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg | 200 West 55th Street, Midtown | 1402 2nd Avenue, UES
Photo Credits: Courtesy of Lucas Noonan and La Esquina