Monday, June 12, 2006
la Esquina AKA the Corner
Well I have to say I am suspicious of any taco stand in NYC---listen I have tried--I have let loose---eaten at all those "oh my gosh it's the best burrito" or "DOOOD you gotta try so and so's tacos cuz I swear they kiggass" and you know I always walk away bummed...REALLY BUMMED. Anyways me 'n Derin, we were starved and so-Sohoed it was damage central until we walked smack into la Esquina just waiting to feed our hunger . We had our doubts, as all LA people do, but we forged ahead through all the Sohoians, read the authentic & simple menu, took a chance and ordered. I ordered (for me 'n the family) a fresh squeezed watermelon juice (superb), a spinach and white bean taco....hell yeah!, and a fish taco that made us feel as if we were hanging out on the beach at la Fonda in Rosarito. For all you Carne lovers, Derin had the Cochinita Pibil torta...and I can't speak for someone else but you know the plate was clean and he seemed well spirited after it was all said and done. A torta will run you around $8 and a taco around $3...so it's not DIRT cheap but their munchies are so amazingly FRESH & delicious--if you can't tell, ITBK thinks that it is well worth the price.
106 Kenmare Street (Lafayette Square), NYC