I attended a little gathering at La Esquina Friday night and I was once again reminded as to why it is one of my favorite restaurants if not my all time favorite. Mexican food usually isn’t known as a healthy culinary choice but the food at La Esquina is always fresh and light and delicious. And the prices aren’t bad either. The restaurant’s original claim to fame was that you had to traipse through the kitchen to get to the dining room but luckily the food has kept the place from turning into a flash in the pan like many New York hot spots. Unfortunately, reservations are hard to come by and are worth scheduling a month in advance but if you can’t wait that long, you can eat at the Taqueria or the recently opened Cafe upstairs.