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Gabriela's

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Upper West Side
Mexican
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688 Columbus Avenue, New York City, NY 10025 (93rd Street)
B,C,1,2,3 @ 96th Street
2129619600
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch Spot We Have Enjoyed for Several Years

When visiting relatives or friends in New York, we enjoy coming here especially in summer when the windows are open. Great brunch food, attentive staff and , oh yes- great drinks! The place is not crowded when we go in the morning and the staff is very pleasant and helpful without hovering. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
RangerDanS
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United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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United States
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

When visiting relatives or friends in New York, we enjoy coming here especially in summer when the windows are open. Great brunch food, attentive staff and , oh yes- great drinks! The place is not crowded when we go in the morning and the staff is very pleasant and helpful without hovering. You can sit at the bar if it... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food was good, but the service not. They make you wait forever until coming to your table. Price is ok.

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Roma
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114 reviews 114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Excellent Mexican restaurant in this quite area of upper west side ! We really enjoyied our dinner with tacos , guacamole and encilladas ( really good ) . I strongly suggest to try this Mexican restaurant , our waiter, a really Mexican native , was so nice and pleasant , a very good person . The restaurant itself was pretty... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Gabriela's started out in an erstwhile diner space a block away; the move to Columbus Avenue was inspired. This stretch of the UWS has broad sidewalks, so the outdoor terrace eating area is gracious instead of cramped. The menu broadens the usual reach but also has the favorites. Have been going there for years and the food is always fresh,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went there with family the other night. Special crab meat quesadilla appetizer was delicious and enough to feed 5. I had the crispy pork and also tasted my wife's shrimp with poblano pepper sauce. Both were excellent, as was the red wine sangria. Service was spotty, but I knew this going in, so I wasn't too bothered by it. Except... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have family nearby, and often come to Gabriela's when we are visiting. We keep coming back because the food is excellent, but also because the staff is always friendly, especially to our six-year-old granddaughter. It's sometimes on the noisy side because they are always very busy, but the service is fast and the atmosphere is pleasant.

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Valbonne, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I arrived ready for some good Mexican. Despite Gabriela's being quite busy, we were seated quickly with a smile. We were then quickly greeted by our server to take our order, also with smile. We ordered quesadillas for the appetizer and chimichanga and their speciality Pollo dish. Things went downhill from there. They brought our main meal... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Meals were generous in portions and quite unique for Mexican food. With an outdoor seating area, full bar, sports on TV and music on some evenings there is something for everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Good Mexican food at nice terrace outside. Also for vegetarian enough choice. It is relaxed sitting outside.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went to this trendy Mexican restaurant on the upper west side. We ate in the covered outdoor seating area. Upon sitting down we were given fresh warm nachos and 2 types of salsa. We ordered off the lunch menu. My wife had fajitas and I had the steak sandwich. Both were very good. The only complaint was that the plantains... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 688 Columbus Avenue, New York City, NY 10025
    (93rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: B,C,1,2,3 @ 96th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 2129619600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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