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La Cenita, EMM Group's Mexican MePa Behemoth

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[All Photos by Daniel Krieger]

The EMM Group said adios to Abe & Arthur's a few months ago. In its place now sits La Cenita, a sprawling Mexican restaurant with a menu from executive chef Akhtar Nawab, most recently of La Esquina. On that menu, you'll find snacks, shareable small plates, raw fish dishes, tacos, a shellfish stew, and a 21 day dry-aged sirloin steak. Small dishes and tacos are priced $10 to $22, and they make up the majority of the menu. The cocktail list is heavy on the vodka and tequila drinks, and the dessert menu from EMM's pastry chef Thiago Silva includes things like apple pie taquitos and fried rice pudding. The fiesta kicks off tonight.

Here's a look at the space, plus the menus:

[All Photos by Daniel Krieger]

LaCenita 9.25 Dinner by Eater NY

LaCenita 9.25 Beverage by Eater NY

Lacenita.dessert by Eater NY

La Cenita
409 W. 14th St., Meatpacking District
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Opening Tonight

La Cenita

409 W 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

La Cenita

409 W. 14th St., New York, NY

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