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Rocking Horse Cafe

182 Eighth Avenue, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
(212) 463-9511
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Ranked #889 of 11,629 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chelsea
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Toulouse
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere in this quite small restaurant. Mixed crowd, Gay/Regular. Our Mexican food choices were excellent - more sophisticated than a traditional Mexican. Only drawback, no much room between tables and a bit noisy. Would go back.

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fanwood, nj
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have been coming here for over 10 years. Its the best for good drinks, and their homemade salsa and chips have never disappointed. My husband ordered the carnitas the other night and they tasted strange. I think it was the 5 spice cooked with the meat, which is a Chinese spice. - don't get it yuck! Loved my calamari... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had brunch there yesterday, just before a matinee at the Joyce Theatre and we were so glad we found this place! We would have loved to sit out but all tables were occupied- so in we went, and sat in the back where they have comfortable banquettes. The food was outstanding: we had the special chicken enchilada with salsa... More

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Long Island, NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After exploring the Hi-Line Park complex for the first time, we headed over to the Rocking Horse Cafe for an early dinner. This restaurant was well-recommended to us several times by family and friends. My wife and I started with drinks (cosmopolitan and mojito) which were both refreshing and delicious. Our main meals consisted of chicken enchiladas in a luscious... More

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Milwaukee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our party of 7 had an excellent dinner on a Thursday evening in June. Our server Angel and the rest of the staff were very attentive and responsive. We had a reservation and had no wait upon arrival. Hanger steak burritos and Budin Aztec--a small plate chicken appetizer, were favorites.

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Dallas, Texas
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155 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Maybe its because I am from Texas and actually know what good Mexican food is. But this is .Its is average at best. The guacamole, huevos rancheros were ordinary ,if these basics aren't good not much is going to be either. Also had Tortilla soup, Ensalada de aguacate chicken and the burritto and nothing was memorable. Add that to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very fun bar staff, that made us feel we were invited to their own party. Food was basic but good and fresh. A lively place offering excellent value.

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New York City, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chelsea. The servers are friendly and the food quality is always consistent. Get there early as this place fills up quick.

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New York City, New York, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have been coming here for years - crazy that I have not written a review before. 99% of the time I hit this place during lunch - it's pretty much half the price for the same dishes. I always get the same thing - a chicken burrito. This place has a completely different take on Mexican food which is... More

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New York City, New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Surprising venue for Sunday brunch but a good fixed price menu. Large selection of choices and the food was very good. All the dishes com ping out to other tables looked good. We've been meaning to go here a few times and will definate be back.

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