El Malecon Restaurant

(212) 864-5648

764 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10025

40.795032 -73.969887

Open Hours

Monday 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Tuesday 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Wednesday 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Thursday 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Friday 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Saturday 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Sunday 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Restaurants, Cuban, Caribbean  more

More Cuisine: Mexican, Latin American

Price: $

Tags: Breakfast, Brunch

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper West Side


Reviews for El Malecon Restaurant

over a year ago

Editorial Review by Marcella Veneziale – Patrons flock here for whole chicken and rice and beans, but unusual desserts like majarate, or sweet corn pudding, shake things up.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

If you are used to fatty and greasy food please go to this restaurant. The service

is fast but far from friendly. Rude is the better descriptive word for the people that

work at this restaurant chain. Also, place close attention when paying for

your meal...you might not get back your correct change!! As with the "infamous"

chicken...eat at your own risk. I know of three instances

where people ended up at the hospital due to their INFAMOUS CHICKEN!!! Looks can be deceiving!!

over a year ago

Can't go wrong!! – Wow, this place is delicious! The food is fantastic, the portions are insane and the price can't be beat! If you are in the mood for home-cooked food with aromas that sweep YOU away and NOT your wallet....good luck beating this find. Try the sirloin steak, the flan, the chicken and the tostones.

over a year ago

Can't beat it – Just to clarify: the food is Dominican, not Mexican or Spanish. There are 2 more locations further north as well. I love this place because the food is great and the price is too good to pass up. Best bets: Rotisserie chicken, pepper steak, cuban sandwich, steak sandwich, stewed chicken or beef... basically you can't go wrong. The coffee is delicious and only $1. Parking around the 97th location is impossible. The 175th street and Broadway location has decent street parking during the day. The 231st and Broadway location has the best parking situation. As you can see, I love this restaurant, I've been going to their Uptown locations for years.

over a year ago

cheaper than cooking.. – Great to find a place that has authentic spanish food-though their listed as "mexican" its actually more dominican to me. Make sure to try their coffee to put a jump in your day----much better than Starbucks and only a $1 !!!!

over a year ago

EL NACECON! – Absurdly cheap! My brother and I shared a whole chicken and had side dishes of brown rice and fried plantains. Then we had flan for dessert and coffee. Total bill: something like $11. You cannot possibly spend more than $6/person. We laughed outloud when the bill came. Furthermore, it's a fun joint and "as real as the streets."


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