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Mexicali Blue

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Mexican, Southwestern
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87 main street, New Paltz, NY
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The Mexicali Blue Restaurant is in a strip mall at a busy intersection on Rt 9 in Wappingers Falls. It has great food - fresh, tasty, delicious. There are not a lot of tables, but there is a bar that could accommodate additional patrons. They serve beer so local that it is literally made next door at the North River... More 

Thank Noreen M
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This place is teeny, its pretty much a take out joint- a few seats to be had in and on the sidewalk. Chips and salsa or guacamole were pricy $6-$8 for a basket. They did have vegan gluten free choices - naked burritos and tacos. Food was ok, no out of this world- perhaps the meaty dishes are more tasty-... More 

Thank suntan2007
Citrus Springs, Florida
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60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting this area when we went to our daughter's wedding. The ppl @ bank recommended this place. It's very small, limited seating, but we were able to get the only seat they have (L shaped table could seat 2 groups) . We had tacos, guacamole & a burrito. The price was good, quality of food good & the... More 

Thank Gypsyheart2005
new york, New York, United States
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I dropped in after reading so many good reviews and anticipating a yummy fish taco. Unfortunately, the catfish was way over grilled to the point of being dry and hard. It was extremely spicy, I couldn't even taste the fish - just charcoal and spice. The veggie burrito we ordered was also spicy and it wasn't noted on the menu... More 

Thank Ann B
Franklin Square, New York
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

This is more of a take out restaurant, it's VERY small with limited seating inside and outside. There's alot of options and they give big portions, we tried the burritos and you could tell all ingredients were fresh. Their kitchen is also open so you are able to see that everything is clean which is a plus. Would certainly return!

Thank Thetraveler91
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Small space no meant for hanging out BUT let me tell you the food there is simply great. We love the fish Tacos and recently we returned to new Paltz from Israel and this place was our first spot and well chosen . Great staff great food I was tempted to have another taco but did not . I will... More 

Thank murryz
Bayside, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We read about Mexicali Blue before going to New Paltz and loved it. It's a tiny place but the people are terrific and the food is great!! Highly recommended

Thank Steven G
New Paltz, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is my go-to place for takeout. I love the quality of their ingredients and the fresh flavors in every selection. Current favorites are the steak and shrimp burrito, the seared tuna taco, and the veggie (guac and portobello) burrito. The shrimp tacos/burritos are also great. Place your order well ahead of time, because this place gets crowded QUICKLY. Seating... More 

1 Thank New Paltz Local R
Guilford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Great pork belly taco. Good for takeaway limited seating. Chips and salsa were average. Burritos are huge. Food was served promptly.

Thank CTtraveler70
Wolcott, Connecticut
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I consider myself a burrito maniac. I love them. I had the chicken burrito and it was wonderful. Very fresh ingredients. The salsa was perfect as well as the chips. There is limited seating but it doesn't much matter because the food is so good! Some other burrito chains make burritos that are so filling they hurt, these seemed to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 main street, New Paltz, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz
Mexican, tacos, burrittos, all fresh never frozen no cans

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?