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La Contenta

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
102 Norfolk St, New York City, NY 10002-3310
+1 212-432-4180
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Travelers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“fish tacos” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
102 Norfolk St, New York City, NY 10002-3310
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

La Contenta is a delicious dinner restaurant Monday through Wednesday, with strong drinks, wonderful food and a great atmosphere. However, it is Thursday through Sunday where this restaurant moves to another level with one of the best brunches in New York City. Because nothing says...More

Thank GabrielOlives
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff here, had an amazing time! Food is good too, check out their nachos and come during happy hour for good drinks too :) it's kinda small though, so make reservations!

Thank michelleyng
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

We found this great little spot by google search and what I find! We were there for brunch on a Saturday afternoon and were able to get 2 bar seats. We ordered 2 margarita’s 1 with the jalapeño kick which was had the perfect little...More

2  Thank tinker0735
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This place is absolutely tiny and kind of hidden on the lower east side (off the main drag). We went on a Friday night of a holiday weekend around 7 PM and were lucky in that we only had a 20 minute wait! We ordered...More

1  Thank Emily W
Reviewed March 18, 2018

We had a great time and the food was excellent. Being born and raised in Mexico City I am very picky with Mexican restaurants. This is a creative, new Mexican cuisine that manages to keep the flavors authentic.

1  Thank RE T
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Very small hole in the wall. Great music, excellent service, best fish and carne asada tacos EVER! Loved every thing!

1  Thank Tabetha P
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

After finding this kooky little restaurant/bar through a google search, we were Excited to find an authentic, non-chain Mexican restaurant with really great atmosphere.Tucked away it is small intimate and colourful with a great menu of tequila cocktails and bar, Great Latin Music and a...More

1  Thank Caroline B
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Check out La Contenta Oeste the popular East Village spot's larger new restaurant at 78 West 11th Street at the corner of 6th Ave. I appreciate fine Mexican food and this place is the real deal. Dropped in with a friend for an early dinner...More

1  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

The guacamole here is amazing - ask for it spicy if you like a kick. We also had the chicken enchiladas which were very flavoursome, and the steak tacos, which were good but could have been more vibrant. Great value for money

Thank Izzysaunders
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Amazing service, delicious food, great drinks. The place is kind of small but it doesn't really matter because that tres leches though... And is right besides that speak easy bar.

1  Thank Cassy1975
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
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The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Norfolk St, New York City, NY 10002-3310
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-432-4180
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