best italian or mexican- midtown under $30
hey there I am at hotel at 48 and lex and looking for a good italian or mexican restaurant that i can do for $30 or less and is 15-20 min. walk.
I second the Pampano suggestion. It's on 49th, b/t 2nd & 3rd. Excellent modern Mexican cuisine with an emphasis on fish and seafood. They offer a 3-course lunch prix-fixe for $25.
Cibo is on the corner of 2nd Av. & 41st St. Very good Tuscan/New American cuisine. A la carte menu + lunch prix-fixe = $26.95; dinner prix-fixe = $29.95.
Fagiolini is on the corner of Lex & 39th. I've never eaten there, but Hounds who have say the food's good.
Blockheads on 2nd Ave and around 50th is good if you want a burrito. Zarela, which is across the street is great if you want authentic mexican.
Mama Mexico on I think 49th between 3rd and Lex fits the bill. Kind of a combo platter sort of place.