I love a great authentic mexican restaurant and have been in nyc for a year, and rarely do I find a mexican restaurant up to my standards. Ponche meets those expecations. Just off of 9th ave, this small intimate restaurant makes you feel like you are in Mexico City. One thing to remember though, they do not have a liquor license since they sit right across the street from a high school, but you can bring your own bottle. Just stop at the liquor store on the corner of 10th and 49th, grab a bottle of wine, sangria or margarita's and head on over to Ponche for an amazing meal.