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La Taza de Oro

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Chelsea
Caribbean, Cuban, Mexican, Spanish
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96 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-5104
(212) 243-9946
Today
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great breakfast, close to the High Line...

I love this place so much. No nonsense, no fuss, delicious Puerto Rican food and so cheap! I went on a quiet morning around 10am and just walked straight in and was served and had my food within minutes. A New York classic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
gazmanjones
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tavistock, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I love this place so much. No nonsense, no fuss, delicious Puerto Rican food and so cheap! I went on a quiet morning around 10am and just walked straight in and was served and had my food within minutes. A New York classic.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is amazing homestyle latin food with SOUL. EVERY dish a winner and NOTHING over $10. I have loved this place for decades. GO !!!!

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new york
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My husband and I decided to grab a bit to eat before going to the Highline on 14th street. We turned the corner on 14th street onto 8th Avenue and noticed a small resturant. I love Puerto Rican food so we decided to try it. We entered a small simple place with few tables and a large counter. The menu... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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161 reviews 161 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great find for a quick, homestyle and delicious Puerto Rican meal. No frills here-- just walk in, grab a seat, take a look at the specials of the day and order. I got the baked chicken with yellow rice and red beans. It was up in a jiffy, cost less than $10, and it was fulfilling and tasty. It's ridiculous... More 

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A true unabashed old school neighborhood joint. Not for the trendy, high maintenance, or otherwise fashionable person. Sit at the counter, order a dish from the daily menu, apply copious amount of house made hot sauce and enjoy the food that will be placed in front of you within 30 seconds. Tip well, smile, then leave. P.S. The sopa de... More 

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Lambertville
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

For great PR food, loads it of it, and unbelievable prices, you can't beat this place. I often get the pastelas and the Tostones. The Tostones are enough to curl your toes they are that good. Lightly fried, amazingly crispy, and served with an outstanding sauce comprised of crushed/minced garlic and oil.

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Lahti, Finland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is what you can see in the movies: you sit infront of the desk, throw your order to a man with a hat and he gives you normal home made food in a second. You can eat a bunch of everything with a ridiculous price and staff are very warm and friendly! You can also order spanish language.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The food was affordable and was served fast. It tasted good but for me it needed more flavor/salt, particularly the beans and rice. The staff was nice. It is nice to come across a place like this in the middle of manhattan though.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is a very small restaurant with tables against one wall and counter space for eating. This is very old-fashioned with the orders going back and forth from kitchen in the back to the diners; the service is fast and furious. The clientele is a mix of office/laborer people. The food is relatively true to Spanish and close to a... More 

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Piedmont, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I was nostalgic for the Taza De Oro of my childhood: impeccable food when Papi didn't want Mami to cook and hauled us in the '69 Lincoln Continental with the suicide doors. Impeccable is not the word I'd use to describe the food at this time, but really dry, generic yellow rice and beans (dare I say) from the can.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 96 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-5104
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: (212) 243-9946

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, Mexican, Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm

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