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22-36 31st Street, Astoria, NY | Directions 1110540.775287 -73.911733
could be much better – I must say I was highly disappointed with my recent trip to Mojave. After hearing and reading in here mixed reviews, I decided to try it for myself as I love Mexican cuisine.
Upon being seated we waited a good 10 minutes before being greeted by a server, which happens, I can overlook that. What I can't overlook are the dirty glasses and dirty table, extremely long wait for food, drinks came right before the meal and the bill i had to get up and go to the bar, confused servers and mediocre food at best. The server kept blaming things on how "busy" the restaurant was, and about the new managment, which is always unprofessional. For one, we made reservations at 7:45 for 6 people and the restaurant was not busy at all, yes there was a game on tv , but isn't the staff suppost to serve the customers and "not watch the game"?? Moving on, once I received the margarita I ordered, I was pleasantly surprised, however not enough to enjoy my overall experience. The margaritas and location are the saving graces of this establishment. Overall, I was disappointed and will not be back.
P.S. Maybe "the manager" should spend more time fixing the glitches of his restaurant and less time flirting with the waitress.
Great Food...Even Better Drinks – Wow...Astoria really needed a place like this. My girlfriend and I went here a lot when she lived in Astoria.
Their margaritas are amazing, though a little on the pricey side. This may be my only complaint: although the drinks are totally worth the hefty price, they're so good that it's pretty easy to run up a nice size bill if you don't have a lot of control (like me).
They also have vegetarian AND vegan options available, all of which are unbelievably good.
The staff are all very nice and accommodating (and have excellent memories).
I miss this place....very much.
NICE ATMOSPHERE & SERVICE, THE WAITERS WERE SO RESPECTFUL – I'M NOT CRAZY ABOUT THE FOOD BECAUSE I'M JUST NOT INTO THIS PARTICULAR MEXICAN FOOD, WHERE WERE THE TACOS WITH THE CREAM CHEESE? & SO ON. AFTER I ORDERED I WAS MAD WITHIN BECAUSE OTHERS WERE GETTING OTHER TYPES OF FOOD ITEMS I DIDN'T THINK THEY HAD. ALL I READ WAS ALL THESE SPANISH SOUNDING NAMES AND THOUGHT I WAS LIMITED, THEY HAVE TO DO BETTER WITH THEIR MENU. THEY SHOULD STATE THEY HAVE BURGERS,AFTER OUR FRIEND MRS GLORIA HAD ORDERED, IT WAS TOO LATE FOR ME TO CHANGE AND READING FROM ANOTHER REVIEW EVEN CEASER SALAD? DAMN WHY DIDN'T THEY TELL ME THAT? I AM STILL GIVING THEM ANOTHER CHANCE. AT NIGHT ITS A NICER ATMOSPHERE ESPECIALLY WITH CHRISTMAS DECOR AROUND : )
PLEASE HAVE IN THE MENU THE AMERICAN FAST FOOD ITEMS.
Great food and even better drinks! – Mojave has great food and an awesome outdoor space in the back. The bar is small but the cocktails are great...especially the prickly pear mojitos...powerful! Love the place!
Great food, service and happy hour drinks don't hurt either – I recently visited my best friend who lives in Astoria. After long hours of shopping on Steinway and walking around in Astoria Park we decided to stop at Mojave for a quick bite. Now, it was mid afternoon on a Wednesday but the place had a few people there. The service was prompt and our waiter was very attentive. We ordered a caesar salad and nachos to share and loved it. We also ordered two quesadillas and they were delicious. Overall, great place which I highly recommend!
Enjoyable, but best for a relaxed meal – I've been here for drinks/light dinner with a coworker several times and also once for brunch and most of the time, I have a pretty good time. The service in inconsistent - I've never had horrible service, but sometimes they can be a little slow. The food is pretty good - I especially like the shrimp crisps. It's definitely more upscale than most Mexican food that I've had and it's generally a lighter feel than most of the heavy, greasy food you usually find in Mexican restaurants. They use a lot of seafood, so it seems almost like Cuban or Puerto Rican cuisine.
The terrace outside is very nice during the spring/summer months and I've never had to wait for a table.
The brunch menu is different from lunch/dinner menu and I probably would not recommend Mojave for brunch--menu is rather limited and doesn't have much in the way of more "brunch-y" fare, but it is great for relaxed drinks with friends. It's also a larger restaurant, so I imagine they could handle a large group fairly easily.
Best brunch around – We walked into this restaurant on sunday brunch not really expecting much but came out with the best dining experience we had ever had. Since we only had a party of three we decided to sit at the bar and were greeted by a very nice guy bartender. The bartender over heard us talking about tequilas and recommended the infused tequila on their drink menu. It was not that expensive and the taste of the triple-berry tequila was worth every penny. Not too long after, our order of the hamburger and fries as well as the salmon taco came. The burger was EXCELLENT and the fries were the best all of us had ever tasted. Although the portions of tacos could have been larger (my boyfriends eats like a pig) it was really filling. We all walked away with the best dining experience we had ever had and although there have been some bad reviews, look forward to going back. Mojave really did an excellent job.
This is NOT a place to go for mexican food. – Horrible, slow, incompetent service. The chips on the table were limp, the salsa beyond mild. The food was undercooked and under flavored. Way to pricey for the area. If you are looking for good Mexican...keep walking, don't waste your money or time here.
Uniqe – I got 2 words for ya......................... BUFFALO OYSTERS!!!! .......................... !!!!!!!!!
Good but not Great... – I feel like I want to like this place more than I actually do. I've been here 3x & had more or less the same experience every time. Food is okay, but nothing spectacular. I've been to the West Village location (Agave) a couple of times as well & would say it's about the same, but the menus are slightly different. So far my favorite thing here is the queso fundido & the fried goat cheese salad. The quesadillas are pretty bland :( The one area where they do have most places beat is the frozen margarita selection...probably the best I've ever had. Oh, & the service is pretty good too.
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