Luxury Attaché celebrates the best in Baja style as it calls out New York City’s top spots for Mexican cuisine.
1 La Esquina
Hidden within the infamous Corner Deli, La Esquina continues to be a go-to for downtown in-the-know diners. Along with menu options like Mole Negro Enchiladas and Yucca Fritas, guests can enjoy large helpings of celebrity sightings in the speakeasy-esque SoHo spot.
114 Kenmare Street, between Lafayette and Cleveland Place
2 El Toro Blanco
It's no surprise the bar is always packed at El Toro Blanco, the 5 different kinds of margaritas listed on the menu usually seals the deal for after work drinkers and the pre-dinner scene. The west village watering hole is known for its decor and dishes too, like Elote Verde Tamales and Crispy Cod.
257 Avenue of the Americas, between Bedford and Downing Streets
3 Empellón Cocina
Another east village gem makes the list for its above average flavor profiles in dishes created by mastermind Alex Stupak, chef of both Empellón Cocina and sister restaurant, Empellón Taqueria. Try entrees like Chorizo Spiced Gnocchi or Carnitas with salsa verde marmalade.
230 West 4th Street, between West 10th and Christopher Streets
4 Mission Cantina
Recently opened on the lower east side, this Mission shows the versatility of chef-owner Danny Bowien who opened the popular Chinese version back in 2012. Cantina is casual and hip and holds a handful of tables for reservations (the rest are for walk-ins.) The Mexi-menu hosts a range of no-fail tacos; try the cumin lamb or pork cheek.
172 Orchard Street, between Stanton and Houston Streets
5 Bodega Negra
What this dimly lit Dream Downtown spot lacks in square footage it makes up in character. The creators of the original London location partnered with La Esquina’s Serge Becker and Tao/Strategic Group to release an eclectic underground oasis that offers dishes like Oxtail Empanadas and drinks like Blood & Fire.
355 West 16th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues