Thursday, March 26, 2015
Figaro Cafe Bistro Bar & Grill is now La Esquina (not that one) Bar & Grill
We just noticed the other day that the Figaro Cafe Bistro Bar & Grill on First Avenue and East Sixth Street… is now going by La Esquina Bar & Grill…
… with a new taco-and-burrito-friendly menu…
One EVG reader suggested that this might be an offshoot of the Kenmare Street hotspots — La Esquina Taqueria and Cafe/La Esquina Brasserie & Tequila Bar.
So we called La Esquina. No, they have not (quietly) expanded to the East Village. Apparently the Figaro owners are just chaining up the concept.
Figaro opened in January 2014, taking over the space from Banjara. In November, Figaro split up the space, with Apna Masala opening on the East Sixth Street side.