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Rubens Mexican Cafe

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5 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY
(914) 739-4330
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just ok

The margaritas are amazing! But the food was just ok. My dish was swimming in oil (chillies rellinos, not sure I spelled correctly). And skimpy on the toppings on our salads. Waitstaff were very nice and attentive.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
IMoody630
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The margaritas are amazing! But the food was just ok. My dish was swimming in oil (chillies rellinos, not sure I spelled correctly). And skimpy on the toppings on our salads. Waitstaff were very nice and attentive.

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Katonah, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Found this wonderful restaurant before a show at the Paramont almost a year ago. Now make the trip when not even attending a show. Better than any other Mexican restaurant I have tried in the past ten years. Margaritas are great. They actually have alcohol in them. Wednesdays are margarita special night. The shrimp ceviche is unbelievable. Handmade guacamole at... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This restaurant is located on restaurant row. The staff is nice and the establishment is okay. I think they can renovate inside. The food is okay. The drinks are good.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A special place for us to take out our daughter or family when we have the urge for Mexican. We are never disappointed in the food or the service and enjoy our visit to the surroundings of artsy, fun Peekskill.

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Yorktown
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As others have said, the service was really lacking and the food was not good. However, it was very busy (Cinco de Mayo) so maybe they couldn't keep up with things. We waited over a hour for our food, we asked about 10 times for water, and my chicken quesadilla was the worst I ever had. Hope it was just... More 

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Peekskill, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I go occasionally here. The food portions are enormous, especially the appetizers! I would give it a higher score if the staff were a little more attentive. You can sit for awhile before they decide to come by and check on you, even if there isn't anyone else in the restaurant.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Rubens in downtown Peekskill is one of our go to spots. Prices are reasonable and the good is great. They take good care of us and see willing to make changes as needed. My wife is partial to the chile reienos while I usually go for a combo and my daughter likes the rice and beans and everyone likes the... More 

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Montrose, New York
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172 reviews 172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went basck after 20 months and nothing's changed. Good food (very basic Mexican food) in big portions at fair prices and a veery nice staff.

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Mohegan Lake, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We ate here in 2013 and will not return. The service was horrible and the food was abominable. Please go elsewhere.

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St Maarten-St Martin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding fresh fish soup appetizer for only $4 and red snapper in choice of wonderful sauces for lunch with rice and fresh veggies only 12.95. Three other family members had more traditional fajitas and taco dinners that they too said we're exceptionally good. Fresh made guacamole appetizer was the best. Friendly service and linen table cloth environment felt upscale and... More 

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Additional Information about Rubens Mexican Cafe

Address: 5 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY
Phone Number: (914) 739-4330
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  Peekskill
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  Peekskill
  • Phone Number: (914) 739-4330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?