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Rubens Mexican Cafe

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5 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY
(914) 739-4330
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican Tex mex- very good service

Looks like a hole in the wall, but as we entered we were warmly greeted and promptly seated. The waiter wear ties and are dressed welled. There was live music, which we enjoyed. We started with chips and salsa and Rubens's margaritas. The salsa is not hot spicy and compliment the corn chips... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
steve B
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Norwich, Connecticut
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New York City, New York
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172 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the best Mexican food I have had. Service is excellent and the menu varied. Good prices. Overall a nice little find!

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Norwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Looks like a hole in the wall, but as we entered we were warmly greeted and promptly seated. The waiter wear ties and are dressed welled. There was live music, which we enjoyed. We started with chips and salsa and Rubens's margaritas. The salsa is not hot spicy and compliment the corn chips nicely. the margaritas are good, not over... More 

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Thank steve B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Strolled in on a recent trip to Peekskill, NY. Place was almost empty and I was concerned about the quality, but I decided to give it a try. As the saying goes, looks can be deceiving. The food was delicious and the pricing was typical. Shortly after arriving, other people began arriving and before long there were many guests, though... More 

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Ruben's is my favorite local authentic Mexican restaurant in the area. The food is absolutely incredible- I have been there a dozen times or more and I have yet to find something I don't love on the menu. The fajitas are absolutely incredible, the staff is so friendly and fun, the margaritas are the BEST, and the salsa dancing is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Reuben's is part of the blossoming of Peekskill's downtown restaurant district. Located on Division Street Reuben's offers a cozy cafe and seasonal sidewalk table seating. The Margaritas are magnificent and the food is delicious and genuine.

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Thank alliemak
Peekskill, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Low quality "Mexican" food covered in sauce with a pound of rice and chalky beans next to it. Turns into an interesting club at night where the scene is grimy, dirty, and questionable. Not worth anyone's time or money. After you eat you wonder if you'll try Mexican in the Hudson Valley again outside of the city.

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Thank Yiannipeaches
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I went out for lunch and margaritas on a Wednesday it took forever for a waiter or waitress to acknowledge us the bartender ended up coming over offering us drinks and took our food orders ( such a sweet lady ). The food was good I ordered a grilled chicken Caesar salad & so did my friend... More 

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Mohegan Lake, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a nice local Mexican Cafe. I like that you can eat outside or inside. The place is on the small side. Staff is friendly. They are also helpful in explaining the dishes and helping me to decide what to try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very good Mexican in Peekskill in the heart of "restaurant row" I have been here once before a couple of years ago and it was just ok, this time the experience was much better. Maybe that had to do with it being outside dinning as opposed to in the restaurant, but that should have no bearing on the quality of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went here one early evening quite by accident. We were roaming around Peekskill, and they had just started their open air restaurants in the summer, that is the restaurants all put tables outside and they close off the main street, they call it restaurant row I think. Anyway that's not what is important what is the review of this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 North Division Street, Peekskill, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  Peekskill
  • Phone Number: (914) 739-4330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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