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La Esquina’s Mayo-Smothered Corn Is a Midnight Munchie Revelation

Midnight snacking that goes beyond the taco.

[Photo: Robert Sietsema]

La Esquina Corner Deli, Nolita
Open until 2 a.m., seven days
114 Kenmare Street, (646) 613-7100
Served in a paper cup, the tortilla soup is one of the best and fastest late-night snacks, rife with fried tortilla strips, chicken, and avocado in a sprightly broth. The tiny tacos are fab, too, especially the spicy tinga de pollo. But hands-down the biggest late-night crowd pleaser is grilled corn on the cob, slathered with mayo and dusted with queso seco, recreating a much loved Mexican late-night treat.

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