"Nouvelle" Mexican Done Right "Among NYC restaurants that gussy up Mexican food for Gringo foodies, Hell's Kitchen is among the best. Offering less expensive, better food and drink than Rosa Mexicana and a modicum of comfort and courtesy missing at Mexicana Mama, Hell's Kitchen is worth a little trek. Staff was unfailingly accommodating and polite. Chef has a rare deft hand with the deep fryer as evidenced in the pita-like toasts offered gratis (instead of the usual crisp tortillas) with an excellent black bean dip, the surprisingly delicate duck empanada on red mole, and the banana pastry for dessert. Excellent balance of textures and flavors in my red snapper on a bed of plantains, onions and tomato, all in banana leaf - fine attention to detail in the prep. Paired wines were excellent. Restaurant would earn a 9 were the noise lessened and the tables more generously spaced. In sum: good show!"