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Taqueria y Fonda la Mexicana

Upper West Side
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968 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-3002
(212) 531-0383
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Had been here once before and as I remembered the food was great. Delicious authentic and American style Mexican food. A bit rushed at the end of the meal, but they only have a few tables and a big line so it makes sense.

Thank C_Robert_E
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The Burritos wasn't bad, but the Empinadas was really disgusting; the rice was overcooked, without flavor... only the beans wasn't bad... We feel sad for two days... It's a pity!

Thank steandsam
New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I've lived in Southern California and am a frequent visitor to areas like Chicago and Texas, but this is the best Mexican restaurant I've been to. It's a small and austere place but the menu is a thing of genius. Jorge the owner is from the west coast of Mexico so it's not Tex-Mex but Guerreran-inflected items like alambres as... More 

Thank Gerry K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I had the Chipotle Burrito special and it was amazing. Great rice with delicious spices. Service was good as well, I got nachos and a cold glass of water the minute I sat down. For a small take-away they offer good service with a good price.

Thank Quincy M
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

true, authentic, lovely mexican food. simple surroundings, great food, great staff. and low prices. what more can you ask for?

Thank R G
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Just amazing. Amazing price & great service . I would recommend the burritos. HUGE worth the price..

Thank Mary L
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The best Vegetarian Burrito one can ever dream of. The wait time is a bit long, thou. The place is nothing fancy but the quality makes up for it.

Thank Stefan S
Bali, Indonesia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I always go to Mexican restaurant while in US. I love Mexican foods, so I visited the restaurant because it was near with the apt that I stayed during visiting NY. We ordered giant burrito with chicken and shrimp burrito. I expected authentic Mexican burrito like El Farolito in Mission Frisco. I found out it was not good and regretted.... More 

Thank Nia01
Exeter, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This eatery is a true gem. The food is beyond delicious, and the prices are a real bargain. Enjoyed the entire experience.

Thank Frank S
New York City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Popped in to get a Carne Enchilada Torta to go. It was good although I've had better in NYC (Cafe Ollin comes to mind). I may have given the place (hole in the wall is a good description) 4 stars based on taste and price but they tried to charge me over $7 despite a sign on the window advertising... More 

Thank SoxFanInNYC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 968 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-3002
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 531-0383

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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