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La Mexicana

1759 State St, Schenectady, NY 12304-1807
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“tamales” (10 reviews)
“taco” (4 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
1759 State St, Schenectady, NY 12304-1807
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very quaint. Don’t be deceived by the outside—it is open and the grocery store is attached. No chimichangas, but you can definitely find something that will please you.

Thank busyparents
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Schenectady for the night while traveling on family vacation. We decided to give this place a try since it had such good reviews. We loved the food -- authentic Mexican and reasonable prices. It's not a very big restaurant, but it definitely...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

This was our first visit here with friends after reading about it and hearing good reviews. We were not disappointed at all. Started off with some excellent Margaritas. The tacos were excellent the were many versions all the same price $2.00 per taco. I had...More

Thank 571Chris
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We walked in around 3:30 PM on a Saturday afternoon, looking forward to trying some authentic, no-frills, reasonably-priced Mexican food that so many Trip Advisor members have raved about. There were open tables, but it was not obvious if we should seat ourselves, and we...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a small, family owned, true Mexican Restaurant. The owners are so nice and their children add a great presence to the atmosphere.

Thank LLK678
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I find La Mexicana at the top of my list for Mexican food. It is rather small but offers a great value. Their burritos are incredible.

Thank wmcleve
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurant when I want to eat authentic mexican food. The tacos are delicious and the prices are great. If you like authentic Mexican food this is a great place to visit. Do not except a big & fancy restaurant,...More

Thank Felix Q
Reviewed 26 July 2016

exceptional mexican food at a super low price.only drawback is it very small.exceptional value for the money

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Good Authentic Mexican Food. The sopes are great, you can choose a different meat for each, order includes 3. The tlayuda was a great surprise, a mexican pizza with different types of meat. The horchata is highly recommended. The pozole was most definitely not good....More

Thank Juan C
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Upper State St Schenectady is where you'll find this small family run restaurant. Its a small cozy place with great service.The menu is small but the flavor is hard to beat for traditional Mexican food. They also have a full bar. They had some dishes...More

Thank Philroy2014
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1759 State St, Schenectady, NY 12304-1807
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518-346-1700
Small authentic Mexican restaurant (6 tables) attached to market in ethnic neighborhood. Inexpensive, good-quality stuff. A real find!
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