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La Taza de Oro

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

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
A Diamond in the Rough

You don't have to be Puerto Rican or Hispanic to appreciate the fresh food, quick service and inexpensive prices here but for anyone looking for authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, this is the place. I've tried several restaurants in the city that boast of genuine Puerto Rican food and most (even the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
CaptLex
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

You don't have to be Puerto Rican or Hispanic to appreciate the fresh food, quick service and inexpensive prices here but for anyone looking for authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, this is the place. I've tried several restaurants in the city that boast of genuine Puerto Rican food and most (even the upscale ones) are seriously lacking in taste and even... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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2 Thank Sassyslide101
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Thank ManhattanWalkingTour
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank gazmanjones
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank NYBillyboy
new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank nalegna
Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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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Thank Gabe T
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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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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1 Thank Adamsfamily123
Lambertville
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank Dougmg
Lahti, Finland
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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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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: Mexican, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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