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Rubens Mexican Cafe

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5 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY
(914) 739-4330
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Rubens Mexican Cafe

This is a nice local Mexican Cafe. I like that you can eat outside or inside. The place is on the small side. Staff is friendly. They are also helpful in explaining the dishes and helping me to decide what to try.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Shekse
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Mohegan Lake, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My friends and I went out for lunch and margaritas on a Wednesday it took forever for a waiter or waitress to acknowledge us the bartender ended up coming over offering us drinks and took our food orders ( such a sweet lady ). The food was good I ordered a grilled chicken Caesar salad & so did my friend... More 

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Mohegan Lake, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a nice local Mexican Cafe. I like that you can eat outside or inside. The place is on the small side. Staff is friendly. They are also helpful in explaining the dishes and helping me to decide what to try.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very good Mexican in Peekskill in the heart of "restaurant row" I have been here once before a couple of years ago and it was just ok, this time the experience was much better. Maybe that had to do with it being outside dinning as opposed to in the restaurant, but that should have no bearing on the quality of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We went here one early evening quite by accident. We were roaming around Peekskill, and they had just started their open air restaurants in the summer, that is the restaurants all put tables outside and they close off the main street, they call it restaurant row I think. Anyway that's not what is important what is the review of this... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?