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Mexican Radio

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19 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4053
212-343-0140
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Oceanside, New York
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

My friend is an artist that works in Soho and he recommended Mexican Radio. The drinks were wonderful! Just one sangri put me in a great mood! It was quite warm outside so they probably need to put the a/c up a bit more now...we didn't care because the nachos arrived and we dug right in. The burrito I was... More 

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Thank Caryn D
Selinsgrove
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145 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This was a return trip. The mojitos were very good as was the service. I enjoyed the squash soup and my partner liked his mole. The chips and salsa are a very good deal at $3. The interior could use a bit of sprucing up.

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Thank slizzie
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Although I normally elaborate more in my reviews, I mostly have secondhand info about this place. I've been told by a close friend that up to several years ago this was one of the greatest Mexican hotspots, but apparently has slipped a bit in that rating. I've been told the food was much more authentic and interesting, and better quality.... More 

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Brugge, België
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We stumbled upon this place after a walk through 'Little Italy' - enticed by the 'Happy Hour' sign, we went in for some frozen Margaritas and some Nachos. We had a lovely evening and the staff was really friendly. Good place to hang out!

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Thank DelphineMarie
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

It is not very common to come along a Mexican restaurant that accommodates vegans and vegetarians! I ordered a vegan enchilada and it was very good (although the non-vegan option came out first and I had to send it back). Servers are very nice but there was no one else in the restaurant and the service was still slow. I... More 

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Thank Kelly O
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The menu and website both lie about being a gluten-free restaurant. They share menus with their two other locations that are GF and the owners must be too cheap to change the menu here. Everything is wildly overpriced and lacks flavor. What an amazing disappointment.

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Thank Bill M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We always visit Mexican Radio when in NYC. The food and service are great. We had been one night just for a couple of cocktails, then returned again a couple of nights later for a feed. It was very busy, being a Friday night, but we had booked a table so all good. The nachos starter for me was excellent.... More 

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Thank FuzzleyFuzzington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

You've heard of 'Little Italy' but as far as I'm concerned this part of Soho should be called 'Little Mexico' solely because of this superb restaurant. The food is a celebration. Take the theatrical guacamole with the multicoloured tortilla chips. Take the fabulous trip pole mole fajitas. The frozen margaritas are tasty and potent. A second one of these turns... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Walked through the crowds in Little Italy and decided to look for a quiet place instead. Happened upon this unassuming restaurant. The waitress was extremely pleasant and the space was cooled to a nice temperature. My friend had the Chicken Tortilla Soup. It was a huge portion and she said it was delicious. I ordered the Chimichanga; non-traditional I know.... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Lovely place to go with friends, we had a birthday party of 20 they accommodated us in a great way. The place is loud but the good kind, it's busy and the bar is packed. Their margaritas are incredible, you get pitchers of them and they are not light at all!!!! Food is as close to Mexican as it can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Cleveland Pl, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4053
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighborhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: 212-343-0140

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

Staying in Nolita

Neighborhood Profile
Nolita
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighborhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighborhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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