Lalito

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, New York
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  • Morgan M.
    Such an unassuming location with flavorful and creative food. Don't miss the black bean dip (colored with squid ink) and sharing carnitas is a must. For extra fun split a pitcher with a friend.
  • Chad H.
    the carnitas are a must-have at dinner time, as are the papas bravas on the side
  • Sabrina M.
    Everything here is good. Vegan caeser sounds basic but definitely worth. The baby steak seasoning is on point and the carnitas are super soft and saucy. Boquerones were fresh and crisp!
  • Teddy K.
    Teddy KuMarch 30
    Got the mole, squid, and carnitas. Overall the food was good, mole was a little underwhelming though. Portions were also smaller than I expected, would probably need about 3 dishes per person.
  • Charlotte C.
    Interesting place does its own thing 👍🏻
  • Kathy L.
    Kathy LuMarch 21
    The carnitas are great 👌🏻
  • Lee H.
    Add a side of the flower tortillas with the steak - sooo good
  • Lee H.
    Skip the chicken, but the steak, shishitos, potatos bravos,green mole all amazing
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyFebruary 22
    From the team behind El Rey. Small portions, good food, but wouldn't go for brunch.
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MFebruary 9
    Never thought I'd say these words: peanuts + 🍓 (& shishito 🌶) to start, then share the green molé & carnitas. Wine list is 😏 - ask to taste first. The decor tho 💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuFebruary 5
    Great cocktails! Fun place to hang out but closes relatively early on weekend nights.
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiFebruary 2
    Get the carnitas, try the shishito peppers. They have a grilled vegetables in green mole sauce which is a vegetarian. A great selection of cocktails.
  • Caroline
    CarolineFebruary 1
    Chef is from San Diego, has touches from there
  • David M.
    David MilbergJanuary 30
    If your looking for a god Mexican restaurant, this is your place! Highly recommend it.
  • Ranu R.
    Solid new spot! Don't miss the black dip, roasted eggplant with mojama, lamb and coconut rice. Service was a bit slow but friendly. They ran out of dessert so I'll have to come back.
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerJanuary 16
    everything is so good, just try as many things as you can! if the mexican chocolate babka is on the menu (at brunch), order it
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DolginJanuary 15
    The carnitas are so delicious!
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJanuary 9
    Vegan Caesar is easily the best thing on the dinner menu. Also great: green mole w/ feta & roasted veg and the "black bean" dip. Pro-tip: Ask for a pitcher of any cocktail (on menu or off).
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJanuary 2
    One of the best Mexican meals in the city: not ur typical dishes but everything was awesome and well priced. Green mole w veggies was a highlight, carnitas are wow but a bit too orangey
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonDecember 31, 2016
    Excellent for brunch. I got the chorizo and egg breakfast tacos and loved them. Most importantly: pay close attention to the specials—we had some Mexican chocolate babka that was So. Freaking. Good.
    Upvoted Apr 13
  • Phil S.
    Phil ShaweDecember 14, 2016
    Good food, bad website
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SpagnoloDecember 11, 2016
    The side meat is on point. Like a little flank steak ready to get in your mouth. Not a late night spot--yet.
  • John X.
    John XieDecember 8, 2016
    The carnitas here are the real deal. Tender chunks of pork with crisp skin intact, served with warm, homemade tortillas. Damn.
  • Kayleigh H.
    Kayleigh H.December 6, 2016
    Try the "black bean dip" - it's actually white bean and squid ink! Come with friends and try a few different dishes. The entrance is easy to miss - it's behind the old Winnie's storefront.
  • Abigail K.
    Abigail KofflerNovember 27, 2016
    Try the green molé, vegan Caesar and plantain cream pie. A very cool and friendly spot for a night out.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaNovember 27, 2016
    The pollo asado is similar to a Peruvian rotisserie chicken, but the sauce is on a higher level
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherNovember 20, 2016
    Octopus, plantain cream pie
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