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.
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.
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.
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.
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