Café el Portal

Recommended by : John Jannuzzi (Senior Digital Editor, GQ)

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

This tiny, unpretentious Mexican restaurant is a refreshing change of pace amidst the many trendy spots scattered about the streets of NoLIta. With walls painted in a cheerful light green, Café el Portal serves authentic Mexican dishes and tempting desserts. As GQ‘s John Jannuzzi puts it, “There are very few seats but it’s some of the best Mexican around.”