Midtown workers and residents are about to get a new lunch option—La Esquina Taqueria, an offshoot of Soho's La Esquina, is officially opening for business on Tuesday.
The Mexican restaurant's newest outpost, located on 55th Street near 7th Avenue, will have a smaller selection than the downtown and Williamsburg locations. Expect a more casual setting (and seating) than you'd find at the downtown Brasserie, and a selection of tacos, quesadillas, tortas, and a few other dishes—tortilla soup, salad, elote, and a rice and beans platter are also on the menu.
Although the menu is small, it boasts options for all palates, from barbacoa tacos ($4.25) and chicken quesadillas ($7.50) for carnivores to vegetarian cauliflower tacos ($3.50) and a veggie-loaded butternut squash torta ($8.50). Certain vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
And in addition to the food, there's a wide selection of drinks, including aguas frescas ($3.50), horchata ($3.50), and Jarritos soda ($3)—plus micheladas ($8), sangria ($8 or $36 for a pitcher), and classic or fruity margaritas ($9).
La Esquina Taqueria is located at 200 West 55th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. It's open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.