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Rocking Horse Cafe

182 Eighth Avenue, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
(212) 463-9511
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Ranked #1,159 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
Neighborhood:
Chelsea
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Montreal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I've been to rocking horse a few times now and it's always been a positive experience. It can get a little hot inside at the back both winter and summer. Friendly staff who aren't shy to refill the great drinks they prepare. Nice diversity on the menu, great tasting and authentic Mexican cuisine. Would definitely recommend and return! Try their... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is some great mexican food! We went and just shared a bunch of their small plates (something like Tapas) and left full and satisfied. Their tequila on the menu was great, the guacamole is out of this world, and their shrimp tamales, and duck crepes are out of this world. Go here!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is our goto Mexican place. They've been around more than twenty years. And it's always great. Food. Service. Price are spot on. What amazes me most is that they are always packed and yet it's never hard to get a table.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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269 reviews 269 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a terrific cafe with super friendly staff, great food and drinks, lots of healthy choices at really good prices. The Vida Virde kale juice is terrific. Also great free delicious salsa!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Have been coming back to Rocking Horse for the past few years, (every time we're in NYC) Excellent food. The Salmon main is especially good! Great atmosphere and very friendly efficient staff.

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New York Mills, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Ok food for a long time running restaurant. Wait staff completely disengaged/absent. So disengaged the food is sitting in the kitchen for hours waiting to be picked-up and gets to the table cold. This is my experience over and over again.

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Bury
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I googled 'Mexican restaurants' before our trip to NYC and liked the look of this. We couldn't have been more pleased. We went for dinner, along with our 12 year old who also loved it. The staff were brilliant, food delicious, with lots of choice, and the Margaritas amazing. Great price for what we got. We liked it so much... More 

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Dallas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

They have a really nice selection of traditional Tex-Mex. The serving size was great! They offer small plates which are perfect for after the theatre! Margaritas are great too!

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Vadodara, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Visited again a month ago with my daughter, nephew and his wife. Couldn't have left New York without eating there.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Food was good, but the drinks run the tab up. Service was pleasant and inconsistent although the place was not busy at lunchtime. Cheaper drinks at lunchtime would warrant a return visit.

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Additional Information about Rocking Horse Cafe

Address: 182 Eighth Avenue, New York City, NY 10011
Phone Number: (212) 463-9511
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary

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