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El Centro

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824 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5554
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Margaretville, New York
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped by here with family on a busy Friday night. The food was excellent and the portions were large. We split some Chicken Nachos for an appetizer. My entree, Shrimp Fajitas, were excellent, with several different varieties of peppers and also corn in the mix. The Enchiladas were nicely prepared as well. Prices were reasonable by NYC standards. Definitely worth... More 

Thank David N
Badalona, Spain
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197 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely Mexican restaurant with the best nachos we’ve eaten anywhere! We ordered nachos to share as a first course and you should do the same, these are really well loaded, tasty (not very spicy) … delicious. As a main course we had steak enchiladas and the carnitas burrito, both really good. Be careful portions are big! Washed down with frozen... More 

Thank Mark R
Placencia, Belize
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luckily we got there early because it was packed! The food was really good with ample portions and priced well! Service was good as well. Would definitely go back.

Thank Placenciamassage
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite meal we had in NYC. We had a variety of dishes and they were all was extremely tasty. Would highly recommend.

Thank Huw P
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the prices were decent. Nice friendly staff and a really cool lamp that was made of Corona beer.

Thank Tobias A
St. Albert, Canada
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had such a lovely evening here, great atmosphere, decor and most importantly delicious food. Amazing mexican food good service really enjoyed it. We paid the bill by card and left a cash tip. Just checked our credit card and 10 extra dollars has been taken out from what the receipt was for, even though we left a cash tip. Bit... More 

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London, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this restaurant. It is my go-to for Mexican and I am there every time I am in the city (which is often). Awesome food, great prices, killer margaritas and friendly staff. A must for any foodie.

Thank Judith H
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait 30 minutes but it was well worth it. Excellent friendly service and food was outstanding. Great value and reasonably priced. Served hot and exactly what we ordered. Tasty and fresh. No complaints. My teenage daughters loved it. I will say it's very loud inside but so what. It's lively and energetic. Good character place. Apparently it's always... More 

Thank GlenMClark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family meal for four. Had tacos, cheese quesadilla and shrimp and steak chilaquiles. All were excellent. Will highly recommend to friends.

Thank Jim S
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect choice suggested by trip advisor. You can eat very good mexican food and it's not so expensive (22 dollars per person). We have eaten nachos with steak and chicken. The porsion is very large and good!!! The place is very nice and the servive very queek!

Thank Mirko F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5554
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 646-763-6585

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

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Neighborhood Profile
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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