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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!

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    Will4Food RE: Jel212 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.

    1. JungMann RE: Jel212 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. holland_oats RE: Jel212 Oct 22, 2007 11:37 AM

        mama mexico

        Mama Mexico
        2672 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

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          NYNJDeadhead RE: holland_oats 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.

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          mm1320 RE: Jel212 Oct 22, 2007 01:17 PM

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

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