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Little Mexican Cafe

581 Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801-7172
914-636-3926
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Ranked #3 of 154 restaurants in New Rochelle
Dining options: Reservations
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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Dining options: Reservations
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

OMG!! We went there for the 1st time yesterday! Everything was delicious! and the service was great! I would definitely go back there!

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

What a lovely review, Loretta! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your first visit with us. We hope to welcome you back in for many more meals to come! Best, Ed, Owner More

New york
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Been here a few times - excellent happy hour - margaritas great and the salsa - best ever. We had a few different things that were extremely good - service is great and we will definitely be back - would say best Mexican in westchester.

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

The best Mexican in Westchester? Wow, what a compliment! Thanks for sharing your awesome review. I can't wait to see you back in for more of your favorites -- we'll have a fresh batch of salsa waiting! Best, Ed, Owner More

Yonkers, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is great, everything is fresh, service is wonderful, atmosphere is beautiful and drinks are out of this world. I will be going back for more! Two thumbs up!!

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

Your review is two thumbs up -- thanks for sharing your kind words! We'll see you soon for more drinks and Mexican favorites! Cheers, Ed, Owner More

New Rochelle, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

As a steady customer of Little Mexican Café, it is with great regret that I post this review; however, I feel that enough is enough, and it has to be done. Last night yet one more delicious meal was nearly ruined by the inexcusably inattentive service of the waiter whose name appears on the bill as "Tito." This is neither... More

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

I sincerely apologize about this, Robert. While I'm glad that you always enjoy your meal, it's disappointing that inattentive and inefficient service spoil your visits. What you describe is completely unacceptable -- I appreciate you mentioning this, as this will certainly not go unheard. I will be sure to check in about this right away. The last thing we want... More

New Rochelle, Ny
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13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Been a customer here for years and the food is always consistently excellent, prepared well and served by a friendly face. Tito and Edwin keep this place on top of their game. Always a nice experience with a great price and a great meal. Best Mexican food I have ever had.

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

Thanks for sharing your review! It's great to hear from such a long time guest like yourself. You know you always have a table at our place! We'll see you soon. Best, Edwin, Owner More

New Rochelle, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I've been going to the Little Mexican Cafe for about 7 or 8 years. The food is always tasty, the prices are better than fair and the service is always polite and timely. I recommend you try the guacamole (made on the spot), the fajitas and the steak tacos. It's all very good.

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

Mike, it's so nice to hear from such a long time guest like yourself! I'm glad you enjoy our dishes and service. Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. I hope to see you back in for another round of fresh guacamole soon! Best, Ed, Owner More

New Rochelle, New York
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36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They were delicious, had a nice, clean flavor to everything. The food was prepared quickly as I was picking it up.

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

Thalet, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your meal from us! We want to get those to-go orders out to you quickly so you can get home to chow down. Thanks for stopping in — I hope to welcome you back again soon. All the best, Ed, Owner More

Scarsdale, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

A low key, inexpensive, very good restaurant where we have never been disappointed with anything we have ordered. Try their guacamole and sangria. Then try the whole fish. I could go on and on. Just try it and enjoy!

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

It sounds like you have a number of favorite dishes, Nancy! It's great that you have enjoyed your visits with us, and we're so thrilled to hear that our fresh, flavorful dishes always impress. Thanks for leaving your recommendation! I look forward to seeing you in soon for another meal and refreshing Sangria. All the best, Ed, Owner More

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Waited 15 minutes for waitress to finally come get my order. It took another 25 minutes to get chicken soup, which actually was pretty good. But then waited another 45 minutes to get my combo plate (Puebla) chile relleno and two enchiladas. By the time the combo arrived everything was cold. I was very disappointed. this was my second time... More

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

As you can imagine, I'm very disappointed to read about your recent visit with us. It must have been frustrating to wait so long for your meal, and I'm sorry that you had that experience. Though we can get busy, we want your food to come out hot, so I apologize if there were any delays or miscommunication between the... More

Stratford, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Little Mexican Cafe is the go-to restaurant in New Rochelle for authentic mexican food. Start with a wide variety of choices from the bar (they have everything from Margheritas to Corona's) and sit back for an enjoyable gastronomical experience. We began with guacomole prepared tableside from scratch that wonderfully complements the house salsa and chips. Next we shared entrees of... More

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

What a joy it was to read your review, Adam! I am so pleased that you had such a great experience. We love to prepare delicious dishes that are full of flavor and high in quality, and it sounds like we delivered! Hope to see you again the next time you're in New Rochelle. Thanks, Edwin, Owner More

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