In a city as diverse as New York City, it should be no surprise that the Latin food scene in the five boroughs is robust. No matter which corner of the Big Apple you might find yourself in, there’s a good chance you’re within a quick walk to some of the city’s best hidden gems. Whether it’s an unassuming coffee shop in Tribeca or a cozy eatery with a long list of tequilas on the Lower East Side, the city’s best Latin flavors are most often known only by truly adventurous locals. If you’re suddenly hungry after watching, don’t blame us: We can’t help but drool over steak burritos, mofongo, Mexican-style corn, and chilaquiles rojos. If those aren’t four delicious enough reasons to love New York City, we don’t know what is.
Here’s where to go:
Westside Coffee Shop
Coffee isn’t the only thing on the menu at the Westside Coffee Shop: You’ll find Mexican, Dominican, and Spanish fare to go with your cup of Cafe Bustelo. Order up the huevos rancheros smothered with cheese for breakfast.
323 Church St, New York, NY 10013
As the name suggests, Habana Outpost is a Cuban-meets-Mexican eatery where you can order up a Cubano sandwich alongside a burrito and enjoy them outside on their patio.
757 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Barrio Chino might be a mix of Asian-fusion in its decor, but the menu is all Mexican and boasts an outstanding tequila list, which is good news when you’re in the mood for a margarita. Try the classic, or habanero if you’re feeling adventurous.
253 Broome St, New York, NY 10002