Can’t afford a ticket to Tulum but wanna party like all tomorrow holds is sandy beaches and yet more tequila? Head to this sexy Mexican dungeon bar hidden beneath a tacqueria shop. Think models sipping mezcal with Mick Jagger and you get the idea. This is where the party people of New York congregate, in an underground restaurant labelled ‘Employees Only.’ It’s where you leave your troubles at the door in order to dive head first into a room full of attractive urban hedonists who have no cares about what time the sun comes up.
When it comes to banging bebidas, La Esquina has it nailed. Their list of tequilas and mezcals will bring a tear to the eye of any agave fans - BarChick couldn’t fault the list, and we’ve scanned plenty of places where this is the specialty. Apart from that, it’s all about the Margaritas. Sure, there are other tropical options if you’re in the mood for gin or rum, but that’s not what you came for, right? They’ll use anything from jalapeño to passion fruit to cinnamon bark, so you know there won’t be a dull moment.
As for food, plates are light and pretty - they’re catering to a crowd here. Glimmering tuna balances on succulent tostadas, red snapper ceviche can be chased around a plate, and then there’s the tacos. Pulled chicken and salsa verde alongside a frozen Marg? Burn our passports, BarChick’s not coming home. We’ve found our people.