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Great Burrito

Upper West Side
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405 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024
(212) 724-5151
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12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
Hole in the wall heaven

This is a tiny, tiny place with fresh and wonderful food. Bring cash. .no charges. I had a chicken burrito. Fantastic. I am a big guy but had enough left over for dinner. Just a few tables but incredibly clean and well run... That's what you need to do run there...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Boca Raton, Florida
via mobile
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Went here based on reviews. I ordered the pork burrito and guacamole. I was disappointed in both. The burrito was very heavy and had nothing really to lighten it up. The guacamole really wasn't guacamole. It was chunks of avocado and needed salt and lime.

1 Thank Dawn S
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a tiny, tiny place with fresh and wonderful food. Bring cash. .no charges. I had a chicken burrito. Fantastic. I am a big guy but had enough left over for dinner. Just a few tables but incredibly clean and well run... That's what you need to do run there...

Thank drphil2
Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Almost literally a hole in the wall, this is a neighborhood gem. Excellent mole sauce on the enchiladas. Excellent fresh guacamole. Great lunch stop if you're in the area.

Thank Sinnet33
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A tiny restaurant and takeaway. Only a few tables and very steamy from kitchen but absolutely delicious. Burrito was the best I've had. Complimentary tortillas and salsa (spicy). Reasonable price for great food.

Thank tillyhosk
Brisbane, Australia
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

The first time I saw this place there was no one inside so I kept going. After reading the reviews I went back. The burritos and tacos were fantastic and HUGE! One burrito could almost do two people. The only thing that wasn't big was a side of guacamole. The burritos were flavorsome and good quality. I had the pork... More 

Thank Dr_Dinosaur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The food was good and the staff certainly went out of their way to get what we needed with small children. The cost of what we purchased was high.

Thank nsbailey66
Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Having read the good reviews, we tried Great Burrito. Loved the salsa and guacamole. The burritos and quesadillas were good, not great. Very nice staff!

Thank Julia L
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Rich in flavour, well built, oh and very big! We love this as a default burrito place. We normally get it delivered. It's always GREAT, literally. As a local, I confirm my guests and local friends also like it. It's easy to miss this place with the small exterior. Casual place.

Thank Kingsizebossman
Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My family and I were in NYC for a wedding. We stayed at the Lucerne Hotel and decided to have a few meals in the vicinity. I used TripAdvisor :) and discovered that this little restaurant was just across the street. The door is unassuming and the place itself underwhelming—but don't be deceived. The exterior belies the quality and deliciousness... More 

Thank Shawkutis
Worcestershire, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This unassuming little cafe produced the most amazing burritos that I've ever had. We ate in - there are only about 5 tables available - but they are very popular, and several locals popped in for take-aways. And it's no surprise - they are very reasonable in price, and as for the burritos - they were vast! But they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 405 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 724-5151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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