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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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Description: The Little Mexican Cafe has been a New Rochelle destination for...
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great drinks and fresh guacamole is fantastic. Just ordered the fish tacos and fajitas and enchiladas They all look good

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Bijen P
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12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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

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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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

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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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 

New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There are any number of mexican restaurants in New Rochelle touting to be the real thing. This one is it! Order the large guacamole for your group and watch them make it at your table. Yep, it's that fresh. The aguasfrescas, margaritas, ceviche and quesadillas are all staples for our family. This is one of canteens in town. Note -... More 

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

Thanks so much! I'm thrilled to hear you and your family enjoy it. Now, I can't wait to see you again soon. Best, Ed, Owner More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Tamales, carnitas in green sauce, margaritas, VERY good! Felt like real home cooking - and posole on the weekend! Reminded me of some great food had in NM and by the border. Definitely coming back!

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

I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed it, and I would love to see you again soon! Thanks so much for reaching out. Best, Ed, Owner More 

Rochester, New York
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119 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a repeat visit. Great meal, great service, convenient to nearby hotel. The mole was among the best I have ever had. Definitely my go-to place when in the area.

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

Thanks so much for reviewing! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks, Ed, Owner More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I've been to this place more than a half of a dozen times.. The food is consistently good and the prices are very reasonable if you're in the area there's lots of Mexican restaurants but i seem to like this one the best for my taste

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

Thanks so much, Bryan! I'm so happy you enjoy the food and prices. Now, the next time you stop by, let us know what we can do to really give you the best experience possible -- we always want to improve! Best, Ed, Owner More 

Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place came highly recommended by a friend who has lived in New Rochelle for a few years. It seemed promising as there were several Mexican families eating when I went in. I was sadly disappointed though. I didn't find that any of the dishes had the explosive bright flavors of good Mexican food (I grew up 60 miles from... More 

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

Sorry you weren't impressed with the food. If you ever give us another shot, we'd love to discuss with you the options on our menu that might fit your tastes better. Thanks so much, Ed, Owner More 

Mamaroneck, New York
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I go to this place alot and they have some tasty Mexican eats! The chicken taco which I usually get is a make it yourself taco! It has chicken and it comes on top of a taco tortilla. It is a tasty taco! They also have good burritos! This place is a good place to go for good authentic and... More 

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

Thanks for making us one of your go-to spots, Josh! We love serving up authentic Mexican cuisine just as much as you loving eating it. We'll see you next time for more of your favorites! Gracias, Ed, Owner More 

New Rochelle, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I ate here with my kids and had a wonderful experience. The food was a good price and my 5 year old loved it! I can't believe we never ate here before. Will definitely be back for some more enchiladas!

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

A review doesn't get much better than this! I'm so glad you and your family came in to check out our fresh Mexican favorites. It sounds like you'll be back soon for more enchiladas -- see you then! Take care, Ed, Owner More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Real ethnic Mexican served in an friendly and neat setting. Wait staff was helpful and attentive without being over solicitous. Portions generous and as far away from chain restaurant fare as you can get. Try the stuffed poblano and the guacamole which is prepared table side. No onsite parking at this storefront venue but there is a public lot across... More 

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

Thanks for the kind recommendation! It's great to hear you're a fan of everything from our fresh guacamole to our friendly team. We'll see you next time you're in the area! Take care, 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

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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