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Little Mexican Cafe

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581 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801-7172
914-636-3926
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Little Mexican Cafe has been a New Rochelle destination for aficionados...
The Little Mexican Cafe has been a New Rochelle destination for aficionados of gourmet Mexican cuisine since 1990.The cheerful dining room is a great setting for simple business lunches or a great evening dining experience. There is a full bar offering domestic, imported and Mexican beer, wine and our signature margarita, all to compliment the cafe’s authentic Mexican cuisine.House specialties include Charro, pork Mexican sausage and seasoned beef with guacamole, rice and beans, and Carne a la Brasa, skirt steak marinated in chipotle and lime served with rice, beans and guacamole. Our Tacos al Pastor was acclaimed in the NY Times as well as a wide assortment of savory enchiladas, sizzling fajitas and other Mexican favorites. We also have a large selection of seafood dishes, including ceviche and oysters.Little Mexican Cafe is the perfect place for hosting special occasions. Accommodations for private parties up to fifty people are available. We also offer take out and free local delivery.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicous Food and Drinks

I love Mexican food and I lived in NY for 15 Years, Little Mexican Café is the only Mexican restaurant I found that I liked. Their food is always fresh and always delicious. The drinks are perfect, especially the frozen strawberry margarita. They make fresh guacamole at the table and I have tried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
KatyMac25
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Mexican food and I lived in NY for 15 Years, Little Mexican Café is the only Mexican restaurant I found that I liked. Their food is always fresh and always delicious. The drinks are perfect, especially the frozen strawberry margarita. They make fresh guacamole at the table and I have tried an assortment of food and it is... More 

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Thank KatyMac25
Bronx, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I love this place and I've recommended it to coworkers and they loved it to. The lemonade is fresh and the guacamole is made fresh at your table. I order the Mix Platter that comes with chicken, steak, and shrimp. The food is delicious. I've been to two other Mexican restaurants in the area and I still think Little Mexican... More 

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Thank VEBailey
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Sangria is a must have with your dish. The food is great - the portions are a good size and delicious authentic Mexican food. The waiting staff is nice and the music is a bit loud but good addition to the scene.

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Thank Jaybar5
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

After reading very positive reviews I came in one evening and tried the fish tacos. They were the best that I have had outside of SoCal and even bested some of the ones I had there. The staff is courteous and atmosphere simple and laid back. Despite consistently messing up my order (I always order plain tacos) I find myself... More 

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Thank KAB3075
Salem, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Small, clean place on Main Street in New Rochelle. We stopped here after a busy day in NYC. Food was very good and portions were a good size. Salads was fresh and the flour tortillas were hot, fresh and tender.

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Thank Thecde
New Rochelle, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have been to this restaurant two or three times and have always had a good meal. Recently I went there to celebrate a friends birthday and we all enjoyed our meals. I got the shrimp fajitas and 2 tacos lengua. The fajitas came and were sizzling hot when they arrived. The shrimps came with the tails on, so be... More 

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Thank Scott F
Ed A, Owner at Little Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Scott, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review! We're so glad that you've chosen to dine with us quite a few times and enjoyed your shirmp fajitas and lengua tacos during your last visit. We hope that you'll join us again soon! More 

New Rochelle, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This aint your Taco Bell. Chips are freshly made. The shrimp in garlic sauce is divine. Their fruit liquados are thirst quenching. The service friendly. If you are in a hurry don't go there.

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Thank Lainie266
Ed A, Owner at Little Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you back again soon. Best, More 

Connecticut USA
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Little Mexican Cafe in NR is not much to look at, though it's larger than you might think from looking in the front window. Half the place is bar; and the other half is restaurant. For the most part, it's very typical for a Mexican restaurant in the northeast USA; I would even say a "classic" American-Mexican restaurant; but... More 

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Thank lee_2000_usa
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Great drinks and fresh guacamole is fantastic. Just ordered the fish tacos and fajitas and enchiladas They all look good

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Thank Bijen P
Ed A, Owner at Little Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Bijen! I'm so happy you enjoyed it, and I'd love to see you again soon. Best, Ed, Owner More 

New York City, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food but poor take out service. Slowwww. The only reason I come back is because they are authentic and compensate with good manners by their waitstaff.

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Thank Travelsof10DR
Ed A, Owner at Little Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reaching out! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoy the food, however, I'm sorry if our service has ever been slow. Feel free to reach out: (914) 636-3926, and we'd be happy to let you know our less busy times. Best, Ed, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 581 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801-7172
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  New Rochelle
  • Phone Number: 914-636-3926

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Little Mexican Cafe has been a New Rochelle destination for aficionados of gourmet Mexican cuisine since 1990.The cheerful dining room is a great setting for simple business lunches or a great evening dining experience. There is a full bar offering domestic, imported and Mexican beer, wine and our signature margarita, all to compliment the cafe’s authentic Mexican cuisine.House specialties include Charro, pork Mexican sausage and seasoned beef with guacamole, rice and beans, and Carne a la Brasa, skirt steak marinated in chipotle and lime served with rice, beans and guacamole. Our Tacos al Pastor was acclaimed in the NY Times as well as a wide assortment of savory enchiladas, sizzling fajitas and other Mexican favorites. We also have a large selection of seafood dishes, including ceviche and oysters.Little Mexican Cafe is the perfect place for hosting special occasions. Accommodations for private parties up to fifty people are available. We also offer take out and free local delivery.

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