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Mexican, Southwestern
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1712 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10128-3273
+1 212-722-4242
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This has been our regular favorite for years. The guacamole is fresh. The margaritas are POTENT! These are easily the best fajitas anywhere. The tacos are prepared in Mexican street-taco style with small corn tortillas and are equally addictive. The service is always friendly.

Thank fpathdoc
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I ordered takeout delivery from here. The chicken taco bowl was amazing. Tons if fresh ingredients. Only downside they didn't sent utensils and I was at a hotel and refused to get dress to look for utensils. So I ate it caveman style. Yummy!

1 Thank Apple C
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149 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The food and drinks overall were quiet enjoyable. The prices were reasonable. The waitstaff was terrific - very accommodating . The atmosphere was cozy and warm. We had a large comfortable table. It was a leisurely dinner - we weren't rushed at all. We would go back.

Thank wilvey
Redding, Connecticut
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191 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Ok restaurant...had a salad with grilled shrimp...I liked it...very normal prices for nyc...casual....wouldn't go out of my way to go there...but would go if I was in the area.

Thank elmjr525
Helsingborg, Sweden
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177 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We keep coming back to this place when we visit NY... Lovely margaritas, great nachos and guacamole. Nice staff.

Thank Magnus J
Helsingborg, Sweden
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177 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

We have been here a couple of times and have never been disappointed. Really good nachos, guacamole, calamares and lots of other stuff. Lovely Margaritas too and attentive and nice staff.

Thank Magnus J
Westport, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Food is mediocre waiters are terrible place is so noisy if I screamed I wouldn't hear myself don't recommend it to anyone!

Thank cmc179
Seattle, Washington
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156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

This place rocks! The best frozen margarita I have ever had including Mexico... Also, the best made to order guacamole I have ever had. Great service, great prices and amazing menu.......bravo! I wish they open in Seattle!!

1 Thank SOocerStar
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171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Authentic and delicious Mexican food! Great outdoor seating. The margarita-pitcher was a good deal and the food was awesome. Went for 4 entres shared between 3 people.. The portions are HUGE! Really recommend the calamari and the empanada.

1 Thank Tim_Norway
Hudson Valley, NY
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170 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Service was excellent. I'd recommend a reservation. The chips are amazing. Plantain mixed with the usual tortilla chips. Our server was wonderful. Guacamole comes in this large type caldron. Not chintzy on the drinks. Food good. My only complaint is that my chicken fajita dish appeared overcooked and did not have that fajita feel to them. It may have been... More 

Thank DHudsonValley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 25
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10128-3273
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-722-4242

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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