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Oct 22, 2007 11:03 AM

Excellent, upscale Mexican for friend's birthday?

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!

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

    1. 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. mama mexico

        Mama Mexico
        2672 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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        1. re: holland_oats

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

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