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photo credit: Jovani Demetrie

A spread of small plates on a wooden table with a glass of wine and silverware.

Corima

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MexicanExperimental

Chinatown

$$$$Perfect For:Date Night
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If you’re tired of downtown restaurants where you’re forced to subsist off a range of small plates, allow us to introduce Corima, a downtown restaurant serving a range of small plates. We know how that sounds, but it’s different this time. Formerly a pop-up, this Chinatown spot was inspired by Northern Mexico, with a hodgepodge of other random influence (sashimi, anyone?), and the result is compelling. In a stark space with bare walls and low ceilings, you can eat a tangy beef tartare tlayuda, surf clam ceviche with a subtle heat from Thai nam jim jaew, and hubcap-sized flour tortillas. Whether you choose the à la carte option or the $95 tasting menu, don’t ignore the cocktails. The Uni Gin Sour sounds like a gimmick, and tastes like an instant classic.

A dark restaurant with brick walls and a chef's counter in the back.

photo credit: Jovani Demetrie

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