La Contenta

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La Contenta is a Mexican bistro, not a taqueria, although the fish tacos are excellent. Chef-partner Luis Arce Mota, from Mazatlán in Mexico, has French culinary training, which shows in his chile relleno–ratatouille hybrid and pork rillettes with serrano tomatillo salsa. Let co-partner Alex Valencia be your guide to small-batch tequila and mezcal, his collection one of the most well-curated in the City. The dark, intimate space is splashed with a Mesoamerican Quetzalcoatl mural by Mexican artist Olivié Ponce, and the two dozen seats are often claimed by neighborhood gallery and boutique owners.

102 Norfolk St.
Manhattan, NY 10002
  (212) 432-4180
  Hours: Mon.–Wed., 5pm–midnight; Thurs.–Sat., 5pm–2am; Sat. 5pm–2am


Cuisine
Mexican
Nightlife
Bar
Miscellaneous
Good for Groups
Happy Hour
Payment Types
Credit Cards Accepted
Price
$$$

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