First Look at La Flaca, a New Mexico Joint Serving Frozen Margaritas Tonight

Photo: Daniel Maurer

A little over a week ago, New Mexico–native Bobby Gonzales and his girlfriend Daniela Libertini opened La Flaca in the lower Lower East space that housed Two Boots LES. They just secured a liquor license and will start serving frozen margaritas tonight, with sangria and specialty cocktails to follow (we’re told the jalapeño margarita will likely debut tomorrow). There’ll also be canned sake, best paired with spicy cheese dumplings that Gonzales calls “bolas di Chino.” That may not strike you as authentically Mexican, but then again neither is calamari in vinegar chile sauce. Gonzales says the recipes come from his mom, and while a good deal of them are in the New Mexico tradition (the enchilada comes with an egg on top), he’s mostly just looking to create a “cool, hip place where people who live on the Lower East Side can come down and escape the weekend crowds.” The sparsely decorated, low-lit room does have an El Sombrero vibe, and in the spirit of a neighborhood joint, there’s a daily brunch from noon till 4 p.m. Here, then, are the menus.

Refills of Chips & Salsa $2Chile Con Queso - Melted spicy cheese dip 3

Corn on the Cob - topped with home-made aioli, Mexican cheese & sprinkled with spices 3

Guacamole - Freshly made guacamole- regular or spicy 8

Nachos - served with refried beans, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream & guacamole 8
Add beef, chicken or vegetarian chicken for $2

Bola di Chino - Chicken, cheese & green chile dumplings 8

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail - Fresh shrimp, avocado & pico de gallo in a spicy home-style clamato sauce 9

Calamari Crispy - calamari served with salsa 10

El Grande
All Plates served with Rice & Beans

Flautas - 2 Plump, crispy rolled corn tortillas, filled with beef, chicken or vegetarian chicken, topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream & guacamole 12

Folded Tacos - 2 hard or soft shell tacos with your choice of beef, chicken, shrimp or vegetarian chicken, topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato & onion 12

Enchiladas - 3 corn tortillas smothered in red chile or creamy green chile sauce, topped with onion & cheese 12
We recommend adding chicken to the green or a fried egg to the red + $2

Chilie Con Carne - Slow cooked pork in our traditional, signature red chile sauce 12

Carne Asada - 2 steak tacos, with chopped onion, avocado, cilantro & lime 13

Combination Plates
Create your own plate, choose 3 for $14, choose 4 for $15

Flautas- Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian Chicken
Tacos- Chicken, Beef, Shrimp or Vegetarian Chicken
Enchiladas- Red or Green
Red Chile Con Carne

La Flaquita - Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, corn, onion & avocado, drizzled with our homemade vinaigrette dressing 7
Add chicken, beef, shrimp or vegetarian chicken for $2

Tostada Compuesto - Crunchy corn tortilla topped with refried beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream & guacamole 7
Add beef, chicken, shrimp or vegetarian chicken for $2

Beef Burger - served with fries $9, add green chile $1

BLT - Bacon or soy bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, served with fries 8 add green chile $1

Taco- chicken, beef, vegetarian chicken 4 shrimp or steak 5

Flauta - chicken, beef or vegetarian chicken 3

La Flaca - Beef, chicken, or vegetarian chicken with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese - 7, add green chile 1

Red Chile con Carne - Tender pork slow cooked in our traditional, signature red chile sauce - 7

Gordito Burrito - Bacon or soy bacon egg, cheese, tomato, onion - 6, add green chile - $1

Fries 5

Rice & Beans - 4

Guacamole, Sour Cream or Green Chile - 2

Cheese, Tortilla, Red/Green Salsa, Chile con Queso - 1


Sopapillas - Home made Mexican sweet bread drizzled with honey 5
Cheesecake - 5

Arroz Con Leche - Rice in sweet cinnamon milk 5

Lucero Our house margarita frozen, or on the rocks. - $7, add flavor $1

La Posta Hornitos, Triple Sec, Fresh lime & lemon juice, simple syrup, splash of OJ $9

Caliente Jalapeno infused tequila, lime, lemon & blood orange juice $9

La Placita Jim Beam Rye, lime & lemon juice, simple syrup, with a red wine float $10

Rio Grande Patron Anejo, Grand Marnier, Fresh lime & lemon juice, agave syrup, splash of OJ $12

El Messillero Tequila, Triple Sec, Orange Juice, lime, cinnamon sugar rim $8

La Flaca Tequila, Triple Sec, Mango, Mint, Lime Juice $10

La Gonzales Tequila, Triple Sec, fresh cucumber $10

Billy The Kid Jim Beam Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, Orange Slice locked with cloves $10

La Llorona Makers Mark, lemon juice, agave syrup on the rocks $10

Luminario Stoli Razberri & freshly made lemonade $10

El Patio Our home-made signature Bloody Mary with a salt & pepper rim $10

San Albino Red or White Sangria, by the glass or pitcher $10/30

El Boracho Tequila shot with a splash of Ginger Ale, slam it down, fizz it & shoot $5

La Familia Yuengling over ice, splash of lime juice & a salt rim $5

Brunch Special - $14
Any dish served with a margarita, mango mimosa, bloody mary, tecate, or orange juice and tea or coffee

Mexican Eggs & Stuff
Served with refried beans & a flour tortilla

Huevos Rancheros - 2 fried eggs served on a corn tortilla, smothered in red chile sauce or green chile salsa
Huevos chili Con Carne - 2 fried eggs with red chile con carne
Huevos Con Chorizo - 2 scrambled eggs with Chorizo
Gordito Burrito - 2 eggs with bacon or soy bacon, onion, tomato, cheese
We recommend you to add green chile for $1
Tacos del La Flaca with steak, fried egg & avocado (add $1) add green chile $1

Traditional Eggs & Stuff
Served with hash browns & a flour tortilla
La Flaca Skillet - Hash browns topped with 2 eggs, bacon or soy bacon, onion, tomato, green chile, melted cheese
Two Eggs cooked to your liking, with crispy bacon or soy bacon
2 Egg Omlette with your choice of 3 of the following: bacon, soy bacon, chorizo, onion, cheese, tomato
Breakfast Sandwich - 2 eggs, bacon or soy bacon, avocado & cheese, served with fries
Steak & Eggs Sirloin steak & 2 eggs cooked to your liking (add $1)
La Flaquita - Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, corn, onion & avocado, with our homemade vinaigrette dressing
Add beef, chicken or shrimp

Refried Beans 4
1 Egg/2 eggs 2/3
Bacon, soy bacon or chorizo 3
Guacamole, Hash browns or Green chile 2
Salsa, Cheese or Tortilla 1

La Flaca, 384 Grand St., nr. Suffolk St.; 646-692-9259

First Look at La Flaca, a New Mexico Joint Serving Frozen Margaritas Tonight