If you’re seeing a show in the West 50s (or you’re just going to your office there every day), La Esquina is a good quick option to know about for a quesadilla and some rice and beans at lunch or late-night carnitas tacos. You order all of your food at a counter here, and there’s a decent amount of seating. Just know that there’s no alcohol.
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Salon de Ning
Salon De Ning is the rooftop bar at The Peninsula in Midtown, and it's a good spot to drink outside with a few coworkers who often wear suits.
Spyglass is the rooftop bar at the Archer Hotel, and it’s a pretty OK place to grab a cocktail in Midtown.
The rotisserie chicken at Pio Pio is one of the best ways you can spend $10 anywhere in the city.
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Maya Taqueria is a Mission-style burrito spot where you can customize your own massive burrito, bowl, nachos, or tacos
The Little Taco House
The Little Taco House is a tiny spot in the West Village where you can pick up a solid burrito or torta to eat on your couch.
The Empellón in MIdtown is bigger and fancier than either of the Empellóns downtown, and it’s good to know about if you work in the area.
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Toloache ain’t cheap, but in an area where dropping dollars on grub is a given, it’s a breath of fresh air when the food is legitimately awesome.
Los Tacos No. 1
Hopefully you aren’t in Times Square. But if you are, you should go eat some tacos at Los Tacos No. 1. They’re some of the best in NYC.
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