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Lalito

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104 Bayard St., New York, NY 10013 40.716207 -74.001962
nr. Baxter St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-998-3408 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Mexican
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

lalo.nyc

Hours

Wed-Mon, 11am-4pm and 6pm-midnight; Tue, 6pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.

Prices

$11-$24

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Great Desserts
  • Hot Spot
  • Notable Chef
  • Design Standout
  • Reservations Not Required
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

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Profile

It isn’t easy to define Gerardo Gonzalez’s style of cooking: Cali–Mex–Ashkenazi–Middle Eastern–hippie doesn’t exactly have a ring to it. But in this lively homage to New York’s old-school lunch counters, dishes as disparate as kasha varnishkes, pork carnitas with fresh flour tortillas, and a vegan Caesar dappled with nutritional yeast co-exist peacefully, united by Gonzalez’s trademark bent for fresh, fragrant, sweet-sour flavors. (This extends to cocktails like the Sumac Sour and hibiscus punch.) Vegetables shine, as befits the age, but don’t dismiss meats like the small but satisfying dry-aged “baby steak” and a chicken-and-lamb “Mexican döner” that’s an edible dissertation on the intersection of Turkish and Mexican cuisines.

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