La Contenta
Place for Mexican food & mezcals
Mexican · Lower East Side · $$
The Zagat Review
4.4
Food
4.2
Decor
4.3
Service
 
An “unexpected” LES find, this “intimate” Mexican shines with “foodie-worthy” nachos and other “delicious” , “constantly changing” plates; the “micro-small” space has a handful of tables and a small bar mixing “excellent” agave-based cocktails and micheladas.
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Chevron
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
location 102 Norfolk Street, New York, NY 10002, USA phone +1 212-432-4180 website lacontentanyc.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
4.7
(243)
Fantastic Mexican restaurant! The food was great... Very authentic. My wife is from Guadalajara and very picky... She loved this place. The cocktails were creative and tasty and the bartenders were very friendly and talkative. The only thing to be aware of is that it is tiny... Like most places in Manhattan. Just go... You'll love it!
Jonathan Bartholomew · April 18, 2018
I'm taking a star off for the poor service, but like many others here, I found La Contenta to be a delightful experience. We went there for brunch on a snowy Sunday afternoon. The restaurant is cozy and just adorable with seating for about 10-20 ppl. max. I had the chicken enchiladas - perfectly spiced and cooked. They have an extensive bar and cocktail menu, but we opted for a glass of wine - which turned into 3 as our order was forgotten and we waited over 45 minutes to eat. The bartender was kind enough to buy us a glass of wine, but it did seem like the service was a bit scattered. The nachos are great as well - light and not greasy at all! I would definitely head back to this place for bite or two.
Kamael Sugrim · May 3, 2018
The food is good but the cups and appertizing plates look second hand. They appear to be a thin cheap metal with sporadic rust spots. It's a shame because they have a good staff, a very good bar, and a very very good kitchen. When they first opened, their tableware was glass and china. If that was still the case, they would have gotten 4 stars.
selden haverty · May 22, 2018