HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Do you create unique foods? Get great advice

Excellent, upscale Mexican for friend's birthday?

Jel212 Oct 22, 2007 11:03 AM

Anyone know of a fantastic Mexican or Latin-style restaurant that's fancy and wonderful for an intimate birthday? Also, what's the word on Centrico or La Esquina?

Thank you!

  1. m
    mm1320 Oct 22, 2007 01:17 PM

    Agave - in the W. Village.
    Upscale - really nice atmosphere inside.

    1. holland_oats Oct 22, 2007 11:37 AM

      mama mexico

      Mama Mexico
      2672 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

      1 Reply
      1. re: holland_oats
        NYNJDeadhead Oct 22, 2007 01:15 PM

        Zona Rosa in the 50s somewhere, I think 56th, and Avenue of the Americas. It'll cost ya, but it's worth it.

      2. JungMann Oct 22, 2007 11:29 AM

        Suenos gets raves, but for what it's worth, I was rather displeased with my visit there. I think better can be achieve for cheaper. La Esquina is a scenester's paradise in NoLiTa, which could be what your friend is looking for. If quality food is more important, try Pampano.

        1. w
          Will4Food Oct 22, 2007 11:07 AM

          I'm a fan of Suenos, a "hidden" place in west Chelsea with a delightful atmosphere and creative cooking.

          Show Hidden Posts