Mexican >Rocking Horse Cafe
182 8th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.742981 -73.999974
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Chelsea
This place is beautiful; the food quality was very good. Even though the food was expensive, it was well worth. The service was good.
Best Creative Mexican in NYC – I've been coming here for years. Always reliable and creative mexican fare. It's not the greasy tex-mex that most other "Mexican" places peddle - this place is authentic with fresh ingredients. Be adventurous - don't just choose the enchiladas (although they are great also!). I always have the fish dishes. The striped bass is great and the current cod special is fantastic - note to management: please put it on the regular menu!! Note that you need to expect a high energy/noise level on busy nights but I think that give it a great NY atmosphere. Mid-week is a quieter if you want a more intimate date.
Neighborhood Gem in Chelsea – Local gem to Chelsea. Rocking Horse Cafe has everything one could want, from the food to the atmosphere. Wait staff is truly amazing. Ask for Diego, he will take good care of you. RHC serves high scale Mexican cuisine. The flavors are truly amazing. I highly recommend the braised pork or the burritos. Drinks are too die for. Stop by and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed.
Great Food – Took a date here
The drinks were great
The food was awesome, portions too huge to consume. Very loud so make sure you scream into the eating partner's ear
MMmmmm Mexican! – Really good Mexican and Mexican fusion... but not your average taco + chalupa kind of Mexican... we are talking slow cooked savory pork dishes, served over mashed plantains... guacamole with pickled onions served on the side (this is soooo much better than it sounds!)...seafood options.... just really good, filling, make-your-mamma proud kind of meals. And a good selection of margaritas don't hurt either!
Love it! – By far, one of the best Mexican places in the city...and it has been around for a long time for a reason. Great for foodies!
Amazing Tex Mex – Best tex mex in Chelsea by far, easy to access by train or cab and food is spectacular. The Shrimp Tamal is a mst order and the Hangar Steak Burrito is filling and delicious. The staff are polite and on point. And the prices a very reasonable for the area. The only drawback is that it may be difficult for a person in a wheelchair to access the restrooms.
My Favorite Restaurant – Been a regular for almost 20 years, brunch, lunch and dinner. Food is consistently great. Brunch is the best in NY. Lunch is one of the best values and dinner is amazing. The staff is helpful, knowledgable and fun. Margaritas are huge and perfect. Everything is fresh and delicious. I'm hoping for another 20 years - at least!
Delish, unconvential Mexican – A good friend took me here for my birthday--delicious, healthy, innovative Mexican-inspired food. Will definitely be back for mucho more!
PERFECTION – I absolutely love this place! I am extremely picky when it comes to Mexican food and i'd like to think i'm an expert because, well....I'M MEXICAN! My mom had me spoiled with her godly cooking techniques, but this place makes me feel right at home when I need that taste of home. SERVICE: WARM, INVITING, AND SEXY! The people at Rocking Horse Cafe are like my extended familia. Everyone is gorgeous, attentive to guests, and proud of their food! I absolutely love Alfonso, Sean, & Jasmine! FOOD: Bursting with flavor! Every bite is literally like a fiesta in your mouth! Most Mexican food i've tried in the city was bland and boring. Rocking Horse Cafe is quite the opposite. The complex combination of spices that Chef puts together is amazing and the twist to traditional Mexican food will leave you wanting more! I recommend: Quesadilla de hongo, any ensalada, frozen margarita WITH salt, & the tres leches. BUEN PROVECHO!
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