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“Delicious and Pleasant Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Paso Taqueria

El Paso Taqueria
1643 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10029
(212) 831-9831
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Ranked #1,596 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: East 104th Street
Description: El Paso Mexican Restaurant, is recognized as one of the finest Mexican restaurants in the country. It features classic regional Mexican cuisine prepared with authentic recipes and fresh ingredients. We invite you to come and enjoy a unique traditional Mexican experience in a friendly atmosphere. El Paso Mexican Restaurant has been serving the best Mexican food in New York for over 15 years. Let us spice up your party with our outstanding food, great service and beautifully decorated spaces, our hacienda style patio is a must visit.
new york
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701 reviews 701 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
“Delicious and Pleasant Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

I have been here several times.It is quite convenient if you are visiting Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Museum of the City of NY, El Museo del Barrio or NY Academy of Medicine. Everything is good. I like the salads and the tacos.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Visited this establishment with a friend who is very familiar with the city. The food was excellent. Best tortilla soup I have had in years. The tacos of carne asada were excellent. Dessert flan was very good as well.
The atmosphere is very lively with music playing in the background and the restaurant was packed. Service was very good, the waiter was friendly and attentive. Prices are just like anywhere in NYC but it was very good.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Paul, MN
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“great tequila bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Food is top notch. The Sopa Mariscos is not to be missed. A nice variety of seafoods in a warm, spicy broth that tickles the taste buds. But if you are in to Tequilas, ask the knowledgeable bartenders to bring you some of the best Reposados in existence.
Very friendly staff and traditional recipes for great Mexican food.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonds, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“OMDio!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

I would almost move to New York City to be able to eat here again. It was the BEST Mexican food I have ever eaten. We ordered three appetizers to share and could have stayed there all night if we didn't have tickets to the Opera. It was so authentic, beautifully served, absolutely delicious with flavors that made you want to close your eyes and just savor as long as possible. The service was excellent too and the price extremely reasonable.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Muy bueno”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

I hadn't been uptown on Lexington Avenue in a while, but there are some nice restaurants springing up there; this is one.
For a taqueria, it's really nice inside. The name seems to have nothing to do with El Paso, TX, since there were doodads from Oaxaca around the place. The decor has a lot of terra cotta, for a comfortable ambiance.
The waiter was a little eager to sell the homemade guacamole, but at $9 for a bowl, no thanks. I got a draft beer, in a nice fancy glass.
I had the mole poblano, which was really good, and my wife the mole pipian. Our friends had tacos, 3 fish, and 3 meat. Everyone liked their food a lot.
For dessert, we got the chocolate hot lava cake, and that was fine too. Everything was completely satisfactory.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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