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Rocking Horse Cafe

182 Eighth Avenue, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
(212) 463-9511
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Ranked #902 of 11,374 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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York, ME
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Stopped by for take-out while in the area for business. It's got a nice ambience and the staff are very friendly. There is an outdoor seating area that would be very nice in decent weather. The menu had nice selections - lots of Mexican options - and what we got was both delicious and reasonably-priced. It took a surprisingly long... More

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Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Found this place via Yelp! during my recent trip to NYC (my first time) and we stayed in Chelsea. Great drinks, reasonable prices and delicious food. The other diners were more than happy to advice us on neighborhood places to check out and the staff chatted with us all the time once we had stopped eating and were enjoying drinks.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

lovely margaritas, delicious guacamole, really tasty cod with jalapeno, capers and tomato sauce with a black bean and rice side and a HUGE lamb shank falling off the bone (so large it had to go home in a doggie bag!) - wonderful service - just a wee bit pricey for what it was ($100 for two) although I suppose my... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The cafe was recommended by a Chelsea local. Food was excellent and fantastic value for money. The service was also outstanding. People watching on 8th Avenue added to the experience!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you are in Chelsey, on the corner of 19th and 8th, do not miss out on the fantastic Mexican food at this place!! Best Mexican I ever had. Cool, nice and friendly Staff and a relaxed, though hip atmosphere. Come as you are, alone or with a party. You will have a great time and your pallet will love... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Came with friends on a busy Thursday night with no reservation. We were seated right away and though our waiters switched during dinner you'd never know, seamless. We started with the guacamole, which was a great portion for the three of us. I'm usually wondering how much will be left for me, but was pleased with the amount. For our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

one of the best mexican meals weve ever had, cheap and delicious, great cocktails too, would recommend, we left feeling very full!

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Top Contributor
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21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Rocking rose cafe is a contemporary Mexican restaurant with fabulous food, great service relaxed atmosphere and decent prices. A must eat in New York.

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San Francisco, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place for mexican food! The drinks are amazing! i absolutely loved the watermelon margarita especially during the heat of the summer!

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is very good but not the service. The waiter disappears, they are always rushing you out of the rest. The staff needs to be friendlier.

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