1726 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1012840.780227 -73.950023
Monday 12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Neighborhoods: Yorkville, Midtown
Decent but not worth going out of your way for it – Didn't like it too much, was overpriced for what it was.
Order the Taco Taco Tacos – I always order the same thing, Guacamole, Tacos - Taco Taco style and a Michelada. The guacamole is made fresh, table side and they make it as spicy as you want it. Taco Taco style is delicious pork marinated in deliciousness. The taco platter also comes with rice and beans and it is all absolutely great, not greasy like another popular mexican restaurant in the neighborhood. The micheladas are good as well, not the traditional ones that you get in Mexico, but good none the less and they also make them extra spicy if you want it. The service has always been superb. Everyone is always friendly. I did stray once and order the scallop tacos, which was a special for the day. They were deep fried and incredibly greasy. Unfortunately, made my taco soggy and not good. So stick with the Taco Taco Tacos, you can't go wrong.
used to be good!!!! – This place used to be good when they weren't trying to be like Rosa Mexicano or Maya.
UNPROFESSIONAL MANAGER NAMED NICEL – Food was DECENT but very oily. The service was slow, but that's not even the worst part about it. Long story short, my friend and I just ate there and we asked the waitress before we ordered if we can split the bill with our credit card. She told us it would be ok, so when the bill came and they refused to let us split it ($25 minimum) the manager (Nicel is her name) came over and screamed at us in front of the whole restaurant when we were trying to argue that that's not what the waitress told us. She also grabbed my credit card out of my hand and told me too bad she's charging the bill to my card. I had to threaten calling the police beause I wasn't authorizing that charge on my card!. SO..... UNPROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Terrible service, not-bad food – Shockingly slow, almost non-existent service. Did anyone care that our dinner was over an hour in coming? If it ever arrived, we didn't know, because we left.... never got glasses of water... utensils.... a re-do on the margarita (why was it served w/o salt? how come it was kind of watery, which I see someone else mentioned?). I had the Oaxaca tamale as a starter. Pretty good, except that I had to eat it w/o the margarita, which was a total bummer. The place is packed because the prices are not bad and the food is pretty good. Be forewarned: your order goes to the bottom of the heap if you don't get the tableside guac they like to push. I'm sure it's great, but we left feeling really screwed because we didn't order it. Next to us, a party of four was served way before us having come in about 20 minutes after us... An older couple kept asking, Can we get some service here? Please? Their crime: they turned down the guacamole.
A bit more upscale Mexican, slow service, fun atmosphere – Fresh Guacamole is great, would not suggest the Chipotle Chicken. The service was a bit slow. Prices are pretty high for Mexican food, if you went up 10 blocks it would be a lot cheaper.
It's like a brightly colored pinata full of taqueria fare instead of candy. – In Short
With its glaring yellow walls, vases of Technicolor-hued paper flowers and a mirror perennially laced with snowflake lights, this taqueria doesn't hold back on the festive mood. But it's the hearty plates of Mexican fare that keep the place packed with Upper East Side families and students. Tacos, burritos and enchiladas reign, although dishes like an Oaxacan tamale, an all-day egg menu and chicken soup made with lime and chipotle spice up the selection.
Great Tacos on Upper Eastside – Ok, if you ever find yourself in the upper easside...consider stepping into this joint. Tacos are priced a little above norm but it's the price u pay when in the UES. Beer and tacos go hand in hand.. enjoy1
We'd love to see this place get it right. – We went in March 2007 after we saw this restaurant featured on Bobby Flay's show. (They were setting up to film for another show when we got there.) This restaurant needs to immediately fix its huge chips and "salsa" problem (Stale chips made who knows when served with a "salsa" which was nothing more than sweetened tomato sauce0. Come on people, its not that difficult to chop up tomatoes or tomatillos, onion, cilantro and jalapenos, & its not that time consuming to fry up a new batch of chips once an hour (No-one needs a huge box with more than a days worth of chips...they get stale that way!). Honestly, we'd LOVE to see this place turn it around as there are many elements that would turn this place into a superstar, IF they could JUST get their food right (and really, the food thing is easy to solve with reasonable cost and minimal effort). The restaurant is cozy and quaint: decorated with authentically Mexican ornaments (brightly colored walls and with posters of hot chilies). The margaritas are excellent (on the rocks, with or without salt - $8) and they serve them in wine glasses with a straw. The tableside guacamole is excellent and only $8. Unfortunately, that's where the excellence ends. I had the taco plate ($10 for 2 tacos with the usual rice and beans.) The pork in the tacos (carnitas) was dry, the beef (carne asada) was bland, tasted and looked boiled rather than grilled. My girlfriend liked the beef quesadillas? cheesiness and thought that tortilla holding it together had the perfect texture (hard to do), but alas, there was boiled-tasting beef inside, completely wrecking an otherwise perfect dish. About us: Were Mexican food nuts (we've lived in LA and Texas for 18 years, and spent a lot of time in Mexico (on the border, in Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Monterrey). We are in search of the best Mexican food in Manhattan... We'll keep looking.
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