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Esperanto: With walls that accordion-open in warm weather, sidewalk seating, and classic Latin cocktails and cuisine, the breeze that sweeps through this relaxed Alphabet City restaurant seems to blow straight from the Caribbean despite what season it is. Inside, the walls are painted in beachy blue-greens, with a splash of coral red behind the bar. A cocktail list painted onto corrugated tin that lines another wall heightens the island feel. Vibrant crowds waiting for tables gather at the bar, and spill out onto the street, laughing and drinking, while wait staff rush about delivering pan-Latin cuisine. On weekend afternoons, people linger over brunch, sipping caipirinhas and mojitos. Sundays through Thursdays, live Latin music that pours from the main room is lively and energetic. The wait for a table can be long, but cheap drinks keep crowds content.