La Esquina

When our parents came to visit New York, Naomi and I both agreed that La Esquina in Soho was the perfect place to take them out for a Mexican dinner. Good Mexican food is hard to come by in Japan, and La Esquina was just simply done and perfect for a casual dinner.

The Tortilla Soup is one of our favorite dishes at La Esquina. It is a hearty spicy soup with a light aromatic broth that includes generous chunks of chicken, avocado, and strips of still-crunchy tortilla strips.

Curious to know the origins of the Tortilla Soup, I did a little research only to find that no one truly knows the origins of it. According to an article I found on the LA Times website, tortilla soup is not found all over Mexico. Rather, it has a strong concentration in the region of Mexico City, possibly where this delicious soup originated. If you want to read more about the history of this mysterious soup, click here.

This simple, no-fuss Mexican restaurant offers the tortilla soup to go, or if you have the time to sit down, your soup will be served in a cute bowl resembling a witch’s pot (pictured above) – perfect dish for a Halloween dinner. Enjoy!

La Esquina
114 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012