Tuesday, March 31, 2015

La Esquina Burritos & Bar signage up on 1st Avenue



As we noted last week, Figaro Cafe Bistro Bar & Grill on First Avenue and East Sixth Street… was changing up concepts and now going by La Esquina Bar & Grill, per the signs in the window.

Perhaps to alleviate any confusion between this La Esquina and the Kenmare Street establishments — La Esquina Taqueria and Cafe/La Esquina Brasserie & Tequila Bar — ownership must have decided on a variation… the new signage/awning combo is now up…


[Photo via @sheeplessnomad]

La Esquina Burritos and Bar...


[Photo by Vinny and O]

Figaro opened in January 2014, taking over the space from Banjara.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fucking weird to give it the same name as another Mexican place which is also downtown and very well known.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else dislike the paint job? Seems out of context to say the least.

Gojira said...

At least they put "Burritos" first.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised they didn't call it Little Mitali. When did they divide the store and add the Indian place on the 6th St. side?

nygrump said...

These guys are really trying hard. They really want to be in the restaurant business.

Giovanni said...

Is Indian food on 6th Street that hard to do? I guess with all the vegetarian restauannts closing Generation Selfie would rather pose for pictures in front of disaster areas than enjoy a hot plate of curry and rice. But if these guys want to run a restaurant why did they try a tourist trap stye Italian food concept while "borrowing" off the Cafe Figaro name and now Mexican La Esquina ripoff when there are many more authentic places to go?

Places like Saravanna in Curry Hill, which is ultra spicy and also serves vegetarian Southern Indan, are packed beause the food is good and authentic. So are fast food places like Desi Shack on Union Sq. and Indikitch in the Flatiron, who will make it as spicy as your like and make it fresh

The mistake many of the Indian restaurateurs on the block made was watering down the Indian cuisine to suit tastes of the last century and not this one. Now they are panicking and trying cuisines they don't understand. Make some amazing Kati rolls or try doing frontier food or Dosas and people who know this cuisine will come,

Anonymous said...

I'd imagine they are trying to fill a hole left by the shuttering of Benny's, and they might be onto something if the place is decent.