Enrique Olvera and the team behind New York's critical Mexican darling Cosme—also known as the group behind the acclaimed Pujol in Mexico City—have inked a lease for a new project in Manhattan's Noho. Partner Santiago Gomez sends word:
We have signed a lease on 372 Lafayette. We intend to open a restaurant by this year's end. We are looking forward to further deepen our roots in New York and create a space where people can gather around, grab a delicious bite and enjoy a nice cold michelada. We are finalizing the concept now. Same team behind Cosme, different name.
Gomez adds that the concept will still be Mexican but more casual than Cosme. It will also be smaller, with about 65 seats. A note on the community board's agenda at that address lists a project called Atla—but with the opening this far out, names can often change.
So no one has to go look at a map, 372 Lafayette is the corner just south of Andrew Carmellini's Lafayette and is a block away from where the Gjelina team is working on a double-decker project on Bond Street. So brace for a vortex of wait lines sometime later this year.
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