The long-running rumors are true: Eater NY confirms that acclaimed Mexico City chef Enrique Olvera, whose restaurant Pujol just landed at #3 on Latin America's 50 Best restaurants list, is eyeing a Flatiron District space for his first New York City restaurant. Olvera tells Eater:
Yes, we are looking at the spot. We're not decided yet on the specifics of the project, but we're very much looking forward to it. I went to school in New York, at the CIA — it's very close to my heart, so I always wanted to come back and cook. We're very happy, and I'm looking forward to it. We're going to do a casual approach, we want to just go and cook... We want to do a couple of good ceviches, and obviously we will not do the traditional thing — we're looking to do something with a more delicate approach. Very casual. We're not sure about dates or anything like that.
The space, on East 21st Street, formerly housed a gentleman's club. More as it becomes available.