Barrio Chino is hands down the best Mexican food in New York. The Broome Street chic, hole-in-the-wall is a haven for fresh grapefruit, jalepeno and strawberry margaritas. Whether you are having the nopales salad (pictured above), the enchiladas verdes (the best in your life) or the sopa Azteca (a hangover cure), you will not be disappointed. I started coming to Barrio Chino about four years ago, and since then its popularity has grown significantly. After 8 pm, things start to get crowded, and you may need to grab a drink down the street after leaving your name on the list. Don't only think of this as a dinner spot, but also a wonderful brunch when you are craving eggs with chorizo and fresh melon, orange or grapefruit juice. One large, raised farm table is ideal for your next 10 person dinner. They do take reservations for this center-room table. Don't forget to start with chips and guacamole; you will not be disappointed.
253 Broome StNew York, NY 10002-3817