Perhaps best-known for its industrial heritage, Lawrence straddles the Merrimack River and is today home to an array of diverse dining choices. One area in which Lawrence's dining scene shines is in offering a variety of Latin American options. Choose authentic Mexican cuisine at an artistic taqueria or a tiny family-owned joint, or opt for Latino-Caribbean flavors at a local restaurant featuring savory chicken, conch soup and goat stew. Sit down and enjoy a coffee in a Mexican-style coffeehouse with reading material in Spanish and English. Your flavor options aren't limited to Latin stylings, of course. Opt for a traditional Korean restaurant, taste fresh sushi or enjoy a hearty Italian meal at a white-tablecloth standby. When you're looking for a quick meal, stop in at one of Lawrence's sandwich shops; choose an Italian-style panini or calzone, a thick Reuben or a savory banh mi from a Vietnamese specialist.