La Condesa Restaurant Review:
La Condesa’s vibrant mix of Mexican street food and jet-setting sophistication appears to have what it takes to keep the 45-minute weekend wait as much of a staple as the four inventive versions of ceviche. The atmosphere reverberates with energy, thanks to a design by architect Michael Hsu and interior designer Joel Mozersky. Executive chef Rick Lopez works to maintain that liveliness through...
"Fabulous, bold" takes on Mexican street food and "wonderful margaritas" await at this Second Street District destination set in "stunning", "sophisticated" digs with a patio; just know the "lively" atmosphere can be "a little too loud for conversation", and it's not exactly cheap, unless you "go at happy hour for deals on appetizers and drinks."
Excellent high end downtown Interior Mexican dining in a beautiful Michael Hsu designed space. The drinks are original and amazing (try the watermelon cocktail). In addition to being a hot spot for nightlife, La Condesa is a great restaurant for brunch.
While it is true that La Condesa is large and airy, and that their outdoor patio is perfect for cat-calling at stuffy 2nd Streeters on a Friday night, there are also low-lit, cozy booths tucked inside this Mexican gem, perfect for huddling over a shared plate of elotes (their heavenly, cheesy street corn), and taking coy sips of alma blancas: Divine habanero-infused tequila cocktails lined with an hibiscus rose-infused rim, which you just can't help but licking off seductively.