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Cienega

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179 East Main Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801 (Lispenard Avenue)
Blocks away from the New Rochelle station of Metro North Railway.
9146324000
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still good food and ambiance for New Ro

Grabbed dinner here with friends and still like the food here. The seafood and empanada sampler has a wide range of flavors. The steak and salad that I ordered and the salmon was delicious. When it is busy, service can be very, very slow since they don't have the wait staff. Normally, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
KC_Choi
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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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New Rochelle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Since this restaurant opened it has enjoyed well deserved word of mouth. Nothing here is ordinary. Even familiar dishes have unusual and tasty variations. Beautifully presentation makes the food even more appetizing

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Pelham, New York
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154 reviews 154 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Went to Rabbit Moon on Saturday night. Recently opened in site of prior Latin restaurant. Nice looking restaurant on the inside. Modern looking. We were the third group sitting when we got there. Wait staff very friendly. The menu is very limited. About 10 or so appetizers and half a dozen different ramen soups. My wife ordered Japanese version of... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Cienga is one of the best Latin Cuisine's in the area. The food is delicious with a menu with a little something for everyone. A little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for, a totally satisfying dining experience. Host and staff were all pleasant.

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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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167 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Grabbed dinner here with friends and still like the food here. The seafood and empanada sampler has a wide range of flavors. The steak and salad that I ordered and the salmon was delicious. When it is busy, service can be very, very slow since they don't have the wait staff. Normally, I would put that at 3 stars, but... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A warm late May night dinner here with a friend was enjoyable. We ordered the guacamole and the presentation was so pretty with red beet chips and it was fresh and tasty. The Colombian corn cakes which we had next were good too . Then we had the Entrana skirt steak that was cooked correctly medium rare and was very... More 

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Excellent drinks and bar service. Dinner was, however, disappointing. The chicken and beef appetizers lacked flavor. The skirt steak entree was ok, but not exciting. The lemon sorbet was too lemony for my taste, but the chocolate sticks were excellent. The bananna chips - warm! - served with drinks were excellent as were the rolls.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful evening here. The atmosphere was comfortable and upbeat. The good was excellent. We especially enjoyed the tuna ceviche, quinoa salad (best salad ever, my hubby says), and the steak. Service was a little slow, but very accommodating. We will be back!

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SJU
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253 reviews 253 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Celebrated a family birthday here and on a Thursday evening we were the only table until about 7:00 when 2 other tables came in. The food is just okay and the menu is extremely limited. Skip the desserts.

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Pennington, NJ
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150 reviews 150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This had been one of our favorite places to eat. Beautifully elegant decor, helpful and attentive servers, interesting food. This last time, both of our favorite dishes were no longer an option because the new chef had added soy sauce to the recipe (in pernil-pork- and steak chimichurri?) and the grilled octopus was no longer on the menu. Disaster for... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Creative menu, vibrant place, nice service: this are three ingredients for success and Cienega masters all three. We like to go there with family and friends. My favorite is definitively the ceviche which I never miss to order. A tad pricey but quality does not come cheap.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 179 East Main Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801
    (Lispenard Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Blocks away from the New Rochelle station of Metro North Railway.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  New Rochelle
  • Phone Number: 9146324000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?