Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in NYC


The tortilla soup at La Esquina is indeed exceptional, but will that be enough to catapult the café into our top 10?

Our catalog of Mexican restaurants has increased tenfold in the last 15 years, offering several regional cuisines, with two southern states most prominent: Puebla and Guerrero. Bistro-level Mexican restaurants have zoomed, as have Tex-Mex and Cal-Mex and Mexico City-style taquerias. Mexican food has never been better, or cheaper, or spicier.

So please join us bright and early tomorrow morning as we post Our 10 Best Mexican Restaurants.

Next: Let’s have a look at that tortilla soup …

The surface of the soup seems placid, till all the fried tortilla strips, avocado wedges, and pieces of chicken leap out!