Queens >Food & Dining > 5 Burro Cafe
72-05 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY | Directions 1137540.719249 -73.842398
Neighborhoods: Forest Hills
Terrible service...worse food. – We live in the area and will NEVER eat there again. We received terrible service and the waiter had the nerve to ask me what my problem was...after we waited at least 30 minutes for food to arrive. No one came to take a drink order when we sat down and we had to wait at least 15-20 minutes for the waiter to bother to come check if we were ready to order.
The food was AWFUL! I'm originally from California and when I order a burrito, I expect it to come with beans, cheese and rice. When I unrolled this really dry burrito, all it had was over-cooked, dry chicken and a shmear of old guac! When I complained to the manager, he said burritos in New York don't come with beans and cheese!!! A burrito is a burrito, full stop! Whether they know how to make one or not. They clearly don't and I would not recommend this crappy place.
Great place to relax, eat, and drink – I have been here a few times. Great drinks and awesome authentic food. This is really a great place to talk, eat and drink into the night. The food is highly recommended. They have something here for everyone! They have salads, fajitas, tacos, spanish tex-mex dishes, etc. I had some of the best pork chops I have ever had here! (Great hot sauce!) They also have GREAT drinks! All drinks $8! Awesome Margaritas with a great overall mood. There is seating in the back and in the front by the bar. The bar can get very busy with a young-ish crowd. With the Jukebox booming music, a great crowd, great food, and awesome drinks, it just seems to be a great weekend/night place. Really a fun place to enjoy with anyone.
NOT for brunch – First off, no coffee. At brunch. I feel like if you're a restaurant planning to go to the effort of serving brunch, SERVE COFFEE! Secondly, the food is really bland. It's Manhattan brunch prices for corner diner food. If you can make an omelet with tomatoes and peppers, then you could be the next chef at 5 Burro Cafe. To call it 'pedestrian' would be an undeserved compliment.
As is noticed by other reviewers, the service is really terrible. You'll sit with your menu for a good long time before ordering even a drink, then sit with your empty plate for a long time, then sit with your bill and credit card... And this is not on a busy day, it's just difficult to drag the waitress away from the end of the bar where she's watching TV and hobnobbing with the other servers.
Do yourself a favor. Go someplace else.
Delicious!!!!!!! – First off, we were seated right away (Sunday around 2:00pm). Not a lot of tables-seems more of a bar but the drinks were great. Chips and Salsa were ok (have had better) but the guac was AMAZING and the entrees were mouth watering. So tastey and great prices. I'm still raving about the food 2 weeks later. The only real complaint I had was the waitress. I felt like leaving a tip for the busboy who was very attentive and polite. The waitress hung out at the bar the whole time and it took us almost 20 minutes after our table was cleared to get the waitress' attention for the check and she was standing 10 feet from us and it was not busy.
I WILL be going back b/c the food is so good and hopefully the service is better next time around.
Best Mexican. Anywhere! – I can't even begin to tell you how amazing the food is here. I have been eating here for well over 10 years and can honestly say that I never had a bad meal. An added perk is the place itself. If you can handle a crowded place (on certain nights only), with great drinks and plenty to look at, go no further. Back to the food though. I have never had more tender and juicy beef, whether in the steak salad (tongue fantasy) or the tacos or the steak. I mean... It's just all so amazing. The staff is kickass too. Drinks are cheap. The jukebox rocks. Its a good time. You will not be disappointed.
Average Food, Below-average Service with a side of Attitude – To begin with I live in the neighborhood and have been here 6 six times. I usually go on a weeknight between 7 & 8pm. I rarely have to wait. The place is very loud with a jukebox. The decor is haphazardly thrown together with a Mexican slant. The food is good, not great. Portions are hearty. Service is subpar. I always feel like vultures are staring at me. . . just waiting for me to stop eating so they can get me out the door and a fresh body in my seat! I'm glad many people have positive experiences here, I'm just not one of them. And I will no longer give them any more second chances.
Editorial Review – Restaurant and bar in Forest Hills whips up heaping plates of Tex-Mex cuisine.
Fun place, great food, great value – The food here is all very fresh and tasy and the drinks are excellent.. I recommend the Chipolte chicken if you enjoy spicey foods. It will make almost anyone sweat! Downside is the resturaunt is very small, thus very crowded. Whenever I go, I put my name on the list and go to the nice little bar next door for a drink. The resturaunt is very fun and loud!
Best mexican food in Queens – Yes!, even better than Tequila Sunrise. This little hole in wall is great. If you dont mind waiting until your feet hurt, you can expect nothing but the best. The place is nicely decorated (a bunch of styles just thrown together), and very romantic if you dont mind only staring at your companion, because you'll not be able to talk to each other. MUSIC IS TOO LOUD. Drinks are excellent, sodas are served inside old mayo jars, and portions are HUGE. The food taste delicious no matter what you order. Servers are very friendly (some of them have been there forever). The dessert list needs some work, but by the time is time for it, you are too full anyway> How to describe this place in 3 words? A GREAT TIME
It's so obvious!! – If you've been to Five Burros a few times and it's always crowded and the crowd is happy...how can you miss the obvious...this is a great place!! I've been a regular at FB for over 8 years and am always thrilled with the experience. The bartenders are attentive and generous; the waitstaff is on point and the food is great, check the prices....amazing!! One of the best things about the bar is that it's one of the few places that I can go solo and not worry about getting the "meat market" approach; just friendly people, having a great meal and a good time!
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