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La Taza de Oro

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Chelsea
Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 13
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  • 2
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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
Best fresh inexpensive breakfast & lunch

Dined there for years Recently it closed NYC notification on closed front gate, stating it's closure is based on the front facade being structurally unsound I do hope they reopen !!! A family business & for quite some time ! Sadly they are/were an anomaly of late, ie being a family owned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Sassyslide101
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Dined there for years Recently it closed NYC notification on closed front gate, stating it's closure is based on the front facade being structurally unsound I do hope they reopen !!! A family business & for quite some time ! Sadly they are/were an anomaly of late, ie being a family owned & operated business in the new NYC that... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Cannot find more authentic, the ambiance, the servers, the food... It is a cheap way to travel for 1 hour. Friendly staff and definitely a place to try with some friends or on your own.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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