1643 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY | Directions 1002940.7906646728516 -73.9470748901367
Neighborhoods: East Harlem (El Barrio), East Harlem, Uptown
I got the mixiote and it was good, the service was good except for unresolved portion.
Sad to say the portion was small and what made it even smaller was the amount of bones, nearly half.
Told server, mentioned that it was good, wet my appitite and left me hungry.
He said he would let them know in kitchen and was never mentioned again.
Really surprised I was not offered a bit more or a free drink, for $19 I got appetizer amount of food. We all make mistakes and as a business it would be great to rectify when something like this is pointed out.
Traditional Mexican at it's best! – El Paso Mexican Restaurant is one of the best spots in the city to find authentic traditional Mexican food (my opinion of course). Everything is good from their Ceviches to Burritos. I live downtown and make the trek up to 1643 because it's that good!
Authentic Traditional Mexican – El Paso is as good as it gets in my opinion. Food is so fresh and the flavors used you can tell come straight from down south. Already booked a reservation for next Friday. mmm can't wait.
FOOD IS THE BEST!!! – YUMMY in the tummy!! you gotta come and check out this spot. you will not be disappointed. its a great place and you'll just love it..
Amazing Mexican! – If you are looking for real authentic traditional mexican food then this is the spot. I live in gramercy and I make my way up to this spot because it's so good. I''ve tried many things and nothing has disappointed me...
Better than the one on 116th st!!! much better!!!! – I've been going to this place for many years and I always liked it. however the one on 116th st. is dirty the manager (Joaquine or something like that) is nasty and unfriendly. we found a hair on our food on 116th st. and he was not very nice about it. anyway I highly recommend this one on Lexington and 104th st. their new Cevicheria across the street is beautiful and huge. we just hope it stays with good prices and good food.
An uptown spot for tacos, burritos and the like. – A vast selection of traditional Mexican eats in Harlem.
Excellent Food, Even Better Value – I eat at El Paso at least twice a week and have never been disappointed. I like my guacamole spicy, and El Paso always delivers. Tacos are great, but you can't go wrong with any of the entrees, especially the perfectly balanced mole rojo. While El Paso's food outshines other far more expensive Mexican restaurants, the service and ambiance make it one of the best establishments of its kind in New York City.
Great service and menu – The food here was great, cheap, and looks like a lot of locals stop by. I would go again!
Great burritos and tacos if you are in the area – I live just a few blocks from this restaurant so it was a no-brainer to stop by and check it out. I went on a Friday night around 8 and it was crowded but we were seated immediately. Our requests for what beers they had were met by a flurry which only a native Spanish speaker could have understood. I made a joke about how I only caught "corona" but our waiter seemed unamused and not interested in repeating so that we could understand. Ok so I order a corona. It takes 5 minutes to get to us even though we are the closest table to the bar and I can see the bottles of beer sitting almost within arm's reach. I order the chicken burrito and my girlfriend gets the tacos. The burrito was filled with chicken, mushrooms, peppers, topped off with amazing cheese and was incredibly well flavored. It was definitely one of the most flavorful burritos I have ever had. My girlfriend also thought well of the tacos and neither of us came close to finishing the meal.
Despite some reservations I would definitely return to this place because the food is better than anything I have had in this price range and area.
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