LGBM Visits: El Vez

On Monday a.k.a. Staycation Day 1, I ventured wayyyy downtown to check out Stephen Starr’s newest NYC outpost, El Vez, which opened last Friday. If you find yourself in the tourist hellhole/permanent construction site that is the World Financial Center, El Vez’s humongous and bright dining room is a great place to escape.

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They’ve got three types of guac, so make sure to get at least one. I recommend the “Bazooka” Limon which has GOAT CHEESE. Cheese + guac = win.

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The Zucchini Blossom & Corn Quesadilla was a little on the salty side, but as one of the cheapest menu options at $12, its large portion won’t leave you hungry. Just maybe a little thirsty.

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Speaking of thirst, the drink menu has a lot of unexpected flavors, including a Red Bell Pepper Margarita with thai bird chili and something called a “No Me Gusta el Tequila!” for people who really don’t want a margarita. Since I was celebrating Day 1 of Staycation, the festive Frozen Blood Orange Margarita was appropriately sweet and decadent.

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The Churros with Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce were pretty standard, but I’m never one to turn down fried dough.

If you work in the area and need a new lunch option, get excited for El Vez’s quick service burrito bar, opening soon in the back of the restaurant.

Get it here:

El Vez – 259 Vesey St, NY, NY 10282 – 212-233-2500

 

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