La Esquina

Mexican in SoHo & Chinatown

This mega-popular and quirky little spot combines three places really: a stand-while-you-eat taco window, a casual Mexican cafe (entrance on Lafayette St) and a dim, slinky, cavernous brasserie downstairs requiring reservations. Standouts include the elotes callejeros (grilled corn with queso Cotija cheese, mayo and chili powder), pulled pork tacos and mango-jicama salad.