La Esquina

Recommended by : Eugene Remm (EMM Group), Alexandra Wilkis Wilson (CEO, Gilt Groupe), Hilary Rhoda (Model), David Rabin (Co-Owner, Cole’s, The Lamb’s Club), Steven Alan (Fashion Designer), Eric Helms (Juice Generation), Kim Kassel (Suite 1521), Nick Hatsatouris (Owner, Eveleigh), Bethenny Frankel (TV Personality), Bryan Greenberg (Actor), Garance Doré (Writer/Illustrator), Thalia (Singer), Scott Speedman (Actor)

Cuisine:Mexican. Price: $$$. Location: .

This spot boasts market fresh Mexican food in three different settings. There’s the classic taqueria (small lunch counter), the 30-seat café and the brasserie and bar – a romantic basement lounge. Reservations for the brasserie are only taken three weeks in advance, so just “walking in” usually means a 3-hour cocktail filled wait. Not a bad thing! Make a Reservation.

“I think for me, some of the restaurants people create are more fun (at least at my age). If someone says, ‘let’s do something fun,’ I’d rather take them to Miss Lily’s, La Esquina or Tiny’s. Places like that feel more relevant to me.” – David Rabin (Co-Owner, Cole’s, The Lamb’s Club)

” La Esquina is one of my favorite places to take visitors. Is there anything more New York City than walking down the stairs to a secret venue with the best tacos north of Guadalajara?” – Eric Helms (Juice Generation)

Nick Hatsatouris (Owner, Eveleigh) loves the vibe and atmosphere.