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Blockheads

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1563 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028
(212) 879-1999
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere to party!

I really Blockheads and its margaritas! They are amazing and the food is tasty. What I really appreciate is the atmosphere: it's very nice and lively so you will have fun hanging out with friends for sure!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Silvia F
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I really Blockheads and its margaritas! They are amazing and the food is tasty. What I really appreciate is the atmosphere: it's very nice and lively so you will have fun hanging out with friends for sure!

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We all love their signature Bulldog beverage, a margerita with a mini beer stuck inside it. We all love their mysterious space rations of chip bags. Why not combine these 2 most popular elements and make a burrito with a taco sticking out of it, vacuum seal it in plastic, and give the people what they want. Again, I like... More 

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Heinola, Finland
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Blockheads is not fancy but overflowing with nice people from around the globe. The reason seems to be, just great food, wonderful drinks and a fun team to help you enjoy the Blockheads experience.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Lamont was nice server. However when I told him I don't do spicy, he said fish tacos would be ok. Evidently he does not think the chipotle mayo is spicy but I could not feel my lips after finishing the first taco. Hubby liked his dish. FYI they are NOT dog friendly in their outdoor seating.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

When you go there you see people standing in the line at the street. After waiting , you understand why. The food is Ok, cheap compared to NY, and the Booldog cocktail is great. After one glass you fell great, after the second - you are at th top of the world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Food was decent and the margaritas were very strong! Great prices. Great place to meet up with friends after work! Definitely going back

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Grand Rapids
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went for lunch and they had very generous portions. But not too much that we needed a doggie bag. Food was fresh and they had a great variety to choose from. All the chips and salsa you can eat. Yummy!!

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The blockheads is a local Mexican style restaurant/pub with high quality food and slush puppies for frozen Margarita. Not many tourists find there way here, but you need to be here at 5 PM to avoid waiting in queue. I'd eat and drink here again - it is super!

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was staying just a couple of blocks away and, tbh, try to avoid the crush of restaurants and people in this strip of Murray Hill but there was an empty table outside so I could people watch. I had the $9 lunch special. Food was great, salad fresh, crunch and nicely displayed and service was decent. All in all,... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I used to live in the neighborhood for 7 years but moved away last year. I returned with friends to Blockheads for a nostalgic brunch. Unfortunately, the brunch menu is really a lunch menu at this point. I had the two taco plate, which was as good as I remembered it was. My shaken margarita was above average.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1563 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 879-1999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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