Upscale Mexican food?!?! It does exist. Serenata has been my latest obsession for lunch, and dinner & drinks after a long day at work. This Contemporary Mexican restaurant is tucked away in the basement level of building in Chelsea at 17th and 6th Ave. I think what initially sparked my interest is $5 margaritas and sangria for happy hour. Call me a lush if you want, but I am a sucker for a great happy hour. The food at Serenata is not only pleasing to the eye, but will awaken all of your taste buds.
This restaurant is owned by Besim Kukaj which is the restaurateur behind 9 other restaurants such as Intermizzo and La Carbonara. Knowing his experience and his time spent in hospitality it seems like he has the equation to success down.
Serenata has Happy Hour on Sunday – Thursday from 4pm – 8pm, and on Friday – Saturday from 4pm – 7pm. If you want to catch them prior to happy hour I would encourage you trying their prix fixe lunch that starts at $9.
Shrimp Quesadilla (more…)