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Rocking Horse Cafe

182 Eighth Avenue, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
(212) 463-9511
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Ranked #836 of 11,610 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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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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225 reviews 225 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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The Stratford on Avon Bears
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stumbled upon this place but would certainly go back. The service and food were great and good value making this a good venue for an inexpensive evening out with friends.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the Rocking Horse Cafe many times for cocktails and the Guacamole dip...yummy! On our most recent visit, we did the Prix Fixe brunch at the cafe. Not only was this a great deal, the lunch was fantastic...tasty with a great twist! The staff and service was terrific as usual. Highly recommended if looking for a different... More

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Long Island City
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Rocking Horse has been around for years and deserves to stay, the service and food there are always great. Outstanding for Chelsea.

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