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Gabriela's

#2,157 of 11,539 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
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
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First ever chimichanga!

Very generous servings of pretty good Mexican food. Corn chips plus two dips arrive to start then what you order. We had chimichangas plus a burrito plus sides and appetizer nachos and could have easily eaten well with about two thirds of that (three people). Was very busy when we were there but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Feeber
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Carnegie, Australia
via mobile
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Carnegie, Australia
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213 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Very generous servings of pretty good Mexican food. Corn chips plus two dips arrive to start then what you order. We had chimichangas plus a burrito plus sides and appetizer nachos and could have easily eaten well with about two thirds of that (three people). Was very busy when we were there but the food arrived quickly too.

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Thank Feeber
Arlington, Virginia
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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The tequila bar at Gabriela's is not to be missed. They not only make fabulous margaritas, but the other specialty drinks are also excellent. If you eat here, go early and sit at the bar for a drink before dinner - definitely worth it. The ambiance of the restaurant is lively, colorful and fun. This is a great place to... More 

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Thank Arlingtoniantravelle
New York, New York, United States
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food, delicious desserts and generous drink portions. Their prices are moderate and the staff is friendly. Thumbs up.

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Thank Mabel M
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

First time I've been here. I ordered their cheese quesadilla with tomatoes and avocados. They are so good. The place is too crowded and too noisy though. Service is good. But I will still come back for their food. I'll just not go on weekends. Recommended.

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Thank Luzreyesluna
New York City, New York
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Gabriela's is commercialized cocina mexicana at a certain level that makes very good Yucatan chicken and decent enchiladas. The spicy chicken soup is dense and tasty, not the traditional chicken soup one finds. Service is friendly. The restaurant makes a lot of its money on drinks and the result is that it is rather noisy not only inside but on... More 

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Thank fspinnyc
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Great food with huge portions. Most of the entrees are large enough to be shared. Nice bar with attentive service. They also have a large outdoor seating and bar area.

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Thank Samuru J
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant on several occasions. The food is always fresh and the service is very good. The salmon with mango sauce is one of my favorite dishes.

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Thank dothenterprise
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This restaurant had a great vibe to it. It was a beautiful night and we had a table outside. It's fairly large and every table was taken. The food was good and as expected and so was the pricing. Very good beer selection. Considering there's not much going in that area, Gabriela's is very needed there. I recommend, especially for... More 

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Thank John D
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Firstly they spilt tequila all over my friend and did not offer any form of apology, they intact charged her to the tequila drink! Then when I later checked my bank account they had fraudulently added an additional 10% tip when I had already left 20% making it 30% tip and when I try to contact the restaurant (for 5... More 

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Thank mollyk88
New York, New York, United States
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Great portions. Staff is extremely courteous. Love their passion fruit margaritas.their price are moderate.

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Thank Mabel M

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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: Families with children, 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

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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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