211 W Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.719029 -74.006473
Mon-Thu, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun, 11:30am-3pm and 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Tribeca, Downtown
Sad; do not bother. – At our table we ordered three appetizers and three entrees; there was not a flavor to be found. Bland, empty, ill-conceived food. Aaron should be ashamed to have his name on the wall. There are so many other great Mexican places in NYC; there is no excuse for this place. I am sure they are not going to be around much longer.
Great Location – My wife and I had an amazing staycation in New York this past week and one of the reasons was Centrico. We wanted drinks and good food after spending a fun day out in Dumbo satisfying our craving for Jacques Torres spicy hot chocolate, but we also wanted a laid back yet sophisticated atmosphere and location. Centrico delivered! We sat outside under the stars watching people stroll past sipping Margaritas and eating the delicious guacamole, hearty beef tacos and fresh tomatoe salad. It was a very romantic night and Centrico is definitely one of our favorite places in NY now.
My First Aaron Sanchez Restaurant Experience. . . – My first "Aaron Sanchez" restaurant experience and I was not disappointed. We ate on the Wed before Thanksgiving so it was quieted than usual. Started with guacamole and my only “con” was there were too many chips which left my “chipped out” by the time my appetizer came out. For the app, I had their cerviche del dia which was pretty amazing with the right amount of kick but again, too many chips. For the main course I had their pan seared duck breast which was prepared perfectly (med rare) and a side of brussel sprouts. And to wash it down, I had a glass of their Riesling. For dessert, I had wanted to try their churros but they did not have any so I had their delicious chocolate cake instead. The cake was warm and moist which was perfected with a tiny scoop of ice cream. The overall dinner and ambiance was what I had expected, service was acceptable.
Good, but disappointing – I went to this restaurant specifically because of the executive chef, Aaron Sanchez. I have seen him judge other chefs on a Food Network show. Based on how he judges, I was expecting exceptional food. It was so-so. The squash blossom appetizer, which was suppposed to be fried, was soggy and bland. The homemade guacamole was excellent and had a bit of a kick to it. We were not offered an option of having the guacamole mild. The scallops appetizer was great and the mint verde salsa made me want to lick the plate. That being said, my friend ordered a lovely-sounding asparagus salad for an appetizer, but there was no asparagus in the salad. The chicken with mole sauce was good and tasted almost homemade. The pepita crusted salmon was overcooked and a bit on the dry side. Overall, it was a bit of a let-down, but I am willing to give it another shot for lunch.
Dont eat here – What a waste of a dinner . The staff at this place works other jobs while waiting your table, its the only explanantion on how they can disappear for so long.
Delicious Guacamole – Went on a friday night, had no problem being seated right away. We decided to just get appetizers and we were really pleased. The guac was awesome and so were the mini enchiladas and plantains. The fried green tomatoes were the best. We'll definitely be going back to do the same thing all over again.
tops new york city mexican cuisine – I just have to say that Centrico has topped the charts for my new york city dining experience. After years of eating mexican, I have finally found a restaurant that exceeds all of my expectations. With a menu that is always changing, I know that I can come back anytime and expect a little change. Our favorites would have to be the fried green tomatoes (I've had them topped with both mushrooms and shrimp) and the seared scallops, which are to die for. My husband and I have also been very impressed by the wine list. It is nice to finally find a restaurant that cares about and diversifies their wine list as much as they care about the menu. There's such an extensive collection from South America and Spain. My personal favorite is the Domini, from Portugal!
In short, don't come expecting burritos and enchiladas or your typical tex-mex restaurant. This is mexican food that is inspired by ingredients of different regions of Mexico, which have been hand-picked by the chef, Aaron Sanchez.
Service great, authentic, friendly, from the moment you walk in, to the moment you step out.
highly recommend centrico!
Bland Food, Good Drinks/Service – I took my girlfriend here for her birthday. The guacamole was great, the service was good, and the pomegranate margarita was brisk and flavorful. Quite simply, though, the entrees were extremely uninspired; so bland that I needed a couple beers to wash down the starchy, overcooked tuna tacos with mango "salsa" (essentially, mini-mango cubes). My date got the chicken, which was too spicy and was swimming in chicken juices. The waiter prepared a birthday dessert for the birthday girl, but the cake was cold and the cinnamon didn't really add anything positive to the molten-cake dessert.
Pros: Drinks, Guac', Service
Cons: Bland Food
great food, lovely drinks and amazing service – One of the best restaurants in new york, as a big fan of Mexican food everybody was telling me: you need to try centrico,so i got together with a group of friends and we went to centrico, a very good looking space in a corner, high ceilings great red and orange lighting and the best music, the people at the door they really know what they are doing, even that they are not servers they where able to answer all my questions about the food and the restaurant while i was waiting at the bar having a drink called "frozen prickly pear caipirinha" that was really refreshing and unique, some of my friends where having margaritas and they loved them, at the table our server with a great knowledge about the menu and the wine list and guided us through a lovely dinner , short ribs, pan seared scallops, fish tacos and duck with a fruity mole amazing, overall centrico is an amazing restaurant the food, drinks, staff , the space and the chef ,they all work together very well to make you feel special..
Extremely disappointing – Appetizers and entrees were both a major letdown. Fish tasted like it came from the Hudson and bland as can be. Skirt steak was decent, nothing to write home about. Drinks were average. Service was average, even though the restaurant was empty. Shocked if this place is still open in '08.
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