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“OMG I'm blown away!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Los Feliz

Los Feliz
109 Ludlow Street, New York City, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)
212 228-8383
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Ranked #5,752 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
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Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Sweden
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“OMG I'm blown away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I stepped into Los Feliz by chance and it happened to be one of the best Mexican restaurants I've been too. I waited three hours for a table at Barrio Chino the other day and this was ten times better and cheaper too. The atmosphere is great, and the interior design very cool and beautiful.
We started off with the classic marguerita for $9 and I went with the Atún cheviche and my husband with the pork belly taco. We were both stunned by how good it was. The presentation was flawless, and the flavor combinations were fantastic. The cheviche came with a watermelon sorbet which sounded weird at first but was wonderfully inovative and very well balanced with the citrusy and spicy cheviche. I can't wait to go back for more. Don't miss this place if you're in NYC!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Russian first
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican food in the LES”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Great vibe and great food! Downstairs area has a bit more vibe... but can get loud!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Most obnoxious experience in years”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

By far the most obnoxious place I've been to in the last 2 years in New York. This grimy bar with lots of layers pretends its a chic club. Starting with the aggressive ID check with a bouncer with a cold welcome (we were all in our 30's, so IDs not an issue) to the extremely obnoxious/aggressive insistence that you pay to check your jacket in order to walk into the bar, this place was horrendous. We went for a party in a downstairs room that had a giant sign reading "No Dancing" despite playing dance music. This rule was enforced. The bar said you must order drinks from a waitress, despite the bartender waiting for someone to order a drink. The waiter stole a table from us saying "we had too many tables near us" (each table was a 7 by 7 inch wood table) and the people sitting next to us who got our extra table told us they did not want the table because it was too crowded where they were sitting. This place could not, if they tried, be more obnoxious. I would have settled for over-charging for drinks and pretending to be chic, but the obnoxious attitude coupled with the awkward, buzz killing vibe made this place an awful choice. Only thing dirtier than the bar was the sidewalk outside. Awful experience in case that's not obvious...

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“awful just awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

Joined a large group of friends for dinner. We arrived on time and were seated immediately. We ordered a lots of food and drinks. We were at the table for not even 1.5 hours when we were being asked to leave and move to the lounge. The waiter approached our table several times and blatantly said we had to vacate the table. We were still in the process of finishing our food and drinks. It was unbelievably rude. We were celebrating with a friend so we did not want to make a fuss and ruin her night. When we started to go to the lounge the bouncer started to argue with my friend about checking her sweater. I can understand a large coat or jacket but I have never heard of anyplace insisting you check a sweater. At that point we left. The food or the drinks were not worth the hassle and the rudeness.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Monica CA
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23 restaurant reviews
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“Not just your local Taco Joint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

This is a "happen' place"

And don't think that the small room you see when you enter is the "whole enchilada" . There is a "secret doorway" that leads to subterranean dining.

Appropriately-sized portions of excellent, fresh food with excellent presentation.

You won't be disappointed here. Service was excellent.

Not recommended for entertaining clients or doing business due to the "noise" level of this happen' place. It's not objectionable, just too loud to carry on a proper business conversation.

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    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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