Cafe El Portal
Ahhhhh, Mexican food. Nicky’s friend Anita who lives around the corner from the restaurant in Nolita highly recommended it. After a long, crazy day of travel, this basement room was a welcome, cozy environment. The lime margueritas were stellar, the burritos fresh and subtle, the guacamole expertly prepared – it was all unlike anything we’d ever had. It was an upscale Mexican joint without the cost and we were hooked. We sampled other dishes the second time we visited and they were equally amazing. MMMMMMMMM.