If you want to get some inexpensive drinks and snacks outside in the West Village after work or on a Saturday afternoon, go to Ofrenda. This Mexican spot has sidewalk seating on 7th Avenue, and during its daily Happy Hour from 4-7pm, you can get $5 beers, $7 margaritas, and discounts on things like guacamole and tacos.
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A falafel sandwich at Taim is the best thing you can get in NYC for less than $10 and also theoretically eat daily without disastrous consequences.
A can’t miss West Village Infatuation go-to that’s Perfect For all kinds of things, including Brunch, Date Night, and Dinner with the Parents.
The Clam in the West Village is (you guessed it) a seafood restaurant that's a safe bet for most occassions.
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Atla serves excellent Mexican food in a bright, all-day space in Noho. It’s great for a casual lunch or an upscale dinner.
Casa Enrique is home to the best Mexican food in New York City, and we bet you’ve never heard of it. Time to get acquainted with Long Island City.
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The Black Ant
The Black Ant is a Mexican restaurant in the East Village with good cocktails and less-good food.
Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.
As we’re all well aware, Mexican food in Manhattan generally blows. Empellon hasn’t come to save the day, but it isn’t adding to the problem either. While nothing blew us away, the food was solid with the good outweighing the bad.
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