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La Taza de Oro

96 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-5104 (Chelsea)
(212) 243-9946
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Ranked #3,351 of 11,646 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Mexican, Spanish
Neighborhood: Chelsea
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Neighborhood: Chelsea
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20 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Orlando, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Arlington, VA, USA
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164 reviews 164 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Tasty food, fast and friendly service. You can get a sizable lunch here for less than $10 including tax and tip. Mofongo is only decent, but you can't beat it for $6. Bistec encebollado (steak and onions) comes with your choice of beans and your choice of rice - a total steal at $8.50.

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Baltimore, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

When we arrived at the counter, we were immediately bombarded with all of the smells and sights of the delicious food behind the counter. We ordered the bistec empanizado (breaded steak) and rice and beans. All of this was beyond amazing, and we were very impressed with the service. We will definitely return next time we are in NYC!

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

They have great latin food! Loved the rice and platains. My favorite dish was the Mondongo, will be back and difinitely recommend this place.

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