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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Why isn't there any good Mexican in this area?!?

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
MrVarmint
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Westchester County, New York
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Westchester County, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Mamaroneck, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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 

New Rochelle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very authentic Mexican food, nice atmosphere and great service! Burritos, daily fish specials and the flan is the best!

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

Love seeing this, Joseph! Happy to see our taste of home speaks out to you. I'll have some flan waiting for you next time you make it back down -- see you soon. Hasta Pronto, Ed, Owner More 

New Rochelle, New York
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very convenient, Very close to my home, the wife really like the nachos and the kids love the guacamole.

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

Thanks for bring the whole family by for a bite to eat, Thalet! It sounds like you have your favorites all picked out, which is great. We'll see you all back in soon! Gracias, Ed, Owner More 

New Rochelle, New York
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had the pleasure of celebrating my cousins birthday here on a Saturday night & the food was surprisingly good & the margaritas were excellent!. The service left a little to be desired but in all fairness there were 25 of us. The meal was extremely affordable & very enjoyable.

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

It sounds like a fun night of celebrating -- that's what I love to hear! Thanks for choosing us for your cousins birthday dinner. I always want you to be well taken care of, so next time you can count on an even better experience. We'll see you soon! Cheers, Ed, Owner More 

Collingswood, New Jersey
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193 reviews 193 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were hungry and looking for lunch on our way up to Boston. We got across the GW Bridge and through the Cross Bronx Parking lot unscathed and hit about a 15 minute slowdown as 95 turned north in the Bronx. between the traffic and my 4 year old I was looking for a lunch pitstop, so we veered off... More 

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

It sounds like that break was much needed, Kt! It's great to hear we could serve you up some of our authentic Mexican on your way to Boston. The next time you drive through, we'd be happy to welcome you back in to check out even more of our menu! Take care, Ed, Owner More 

New Rochelle, New York
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

They provide a big bowl of homemade cups and salsa. The food tastes like homemade not like restaurant food. Most of the patrons were not gringos like us....a good sign We thought the pitcher of Margaritas was very pricy

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

It's great to hear our authentic dishes are hitting the spot! Thanks for leaving your kind words here. We'll see you soon! Take care, Ed, Owner More 

New Rochelle, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ate at the Little Mexican Café a couple of times and can say that the food is one of the best place for authentic Mexican Food. The décor needs to be improved especially the bathrooms which need to be totally refurbished. Parking is not fun either unless you feel like parking 1 bock away at the municipal lot.

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

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, Gregory. We always want you to have the best experience, so we can keep your comments about our bathroom in mind when we look at upgrades. That said, it's great that our dishes are hitting the spot. We'll see you soon for more of your favorites! Best, Ed, Owner More 

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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

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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