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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and strong drinks are the stars of this restaurant. They offer a small brunch menu with about 6 options. We ordered 3 of the options and they were so good, the yucatan eggs Benedict, breakfast burrito and the steak and eggs. I also...ordered the Tia Margarita and it was very strong. For dessert we ordered the churros and tres leche and they were both delicious as well.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022

We walked past and the restaurant was busy but it looked interesting. We had to wait for ten minutes for a table for two which was fine. once we sat down with the menu we realised everyone was drinking the house margaritas, so we ordered...2, and the were amazing. Great selection of food for all tastes and vegan, veg options. We had the Short Rib Tacos, Taco salad and Chimichanga - all were really goodMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 10, 2022

Went here before a show with my wife. The meal was spectacular especially the Queso Fundido and Carne Asada. They were among the best of those dishes I've had anywhere. The service was absolutely wonderful and attentive and the location is great for a pre-show...meal.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 11, 2021 via mobile

Oh yes ! Great food, great drinks, fantastic friendly professional service. The atmosphere is buzzing, fun and happy !

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 28, 2021

Been coming to this restaurant since the early 1980s and have to agree with other reviewers that it's definitely not what it was. The drinks have always been expensive, but are now outrageous ... especially since I honestly don't think the formerly fab margaritas have...even a drop of tequila. The food is still fine and the place has a nice vibe (depending on when you go it can be dark and very loud or brighter and more quiet on a Sunday or Monday night, for example) but with so much Mexican food on offer in NYC, including in this area, I think I'll try my luck elsewhere from now on.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

I just came for drinks on a Thursday night while a friend had a meal, but I totally love the music and vibe of this place. Mexican decor with multiple disco balls hanging from the ceiling. Loved the disco/early 80s music music. Service was pretty...good too. I enjoyed my margaritas. I would like to come back soon try the food.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

I am not an incredibly picky person but I ordered Don Julio margaritas and they charged me 38,50 per margarita for a cup full of ice and no tequila. Complained and they wouldn’t do a thing… Avoid this place like the plague!!!!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

Had a lovely lunch at Arriba Arriba - didn't need a reservation on a Saturday midday and had a great outdoor dining table. Staff are very friendly and attentive. Menu is great and love all the Margarita choices. But no stuffed poblanos - sad. Great...tacos - especially the Pulpo. Great Margaritas too.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2021

I'm just seeing other reviews that people didn't like Arriba, Arriba. Well I'm here to tell you we LOVED it! Let's start with the margaritas. Wow! Delicious and you can choose your size. We picked La Mama which is 24 ounces of amazing. The biggest...is La Abuela at 32 ounces. We chickened out of that one, but next time for sure! My wife and I agreed these were some of the best margaritas we had in a long time. Now to the food. My wife wasn't very hungry when we went so she got the Tempura Shrimp Tacos. They were the perfect size. More on the appetizer size and might be on the appetizer menu (I just don't remember) but delicious. She did say they were a bit spicy and would have them skip the jalapenos next time. I had the Enchiladas Suiza with chicken. Fantastic. They were hot, full of chicken and creamy. Both plates came out of the kitchen steaming hot, they definitely weren't sitting around waiting to be served It is a small place, very neighborhood based from what we could tell. It is not a tourist location. Most if not all of the tables around us were obviously locals. They don't take reservations so I would suggest showing up on the earlier side so you don't have to wait. They also have outside seating. We choose to sit inside as it was a steamy evening. The drinks are expensive but they are also big. The food is comparable to other meals you would have in NYC. Like I said in the beginning they do add the tip in for you, I would suspect as a result of too many out of towners stiffing them and/or locals imbibing too much and forgetting to tip. Not my favorite way of doing business but also not a deal breaker for me. Overall we loved the entire experience and will definitely return sooner rather than later.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 19, 2021

I understand restaurants are desperate for $$, but REALLY terrible margaritas at almost $22 each, very mediocre food and a 20% tip automatically added = AVOID THIS PLACE. It was just two of us and the bill was almost $180 When I saw on the...bill the price of the margaritas, I assumed that was why it was so ridiculously expensive. Later, at home, I realized they charged an automatic 20% gratuity. I didn't see that at the time and had still left a $50 bill, for which the waiter couldn't have cared less. What a ripoff! Hell's Kitchen is full of great restaurants at really affordable prices. This place will be out of business soon, and rightly so.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 15, 2021 via mobile

¡Dios Mio! Probably the worst mole poblano I have ever had... The folks here who said nice things have never had a good version of it... Watery, no spice, no chocolate, just a mess.... 😪😪😪 And the hot sauce was like vinegar - probably (industrialized)...Tabasco. No green hot sauce available, no complimentary chips, and asked if I wanted jalapeño to spice it up - for $2.50 extra. Never again...More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 26, 2021 via mobile

Another fabulous restaurant starts trying to rip off regular customers. Automatically adding gratuity to the bill and then suggesting additional tips so you end up tipping twice ($60 on a $130 bill) used to be a regular not any more. I understand because of the...pandemic restaurants have been closed and suffered but ripping off customers who have tried to support you by dining outside multiple times in freezing conditions and snow to provide custom and support is not the way to go. Absolutely disgustedMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 26, 2021

Very mediocre quality food,service with an attitude and margaritas, highly recommended by the server, with artificial flavorings and steep prices.” Arriba Arriba is suggested by a friend as a "Great Mexican restaurant" so I came all the way from Harlem with a friend visiting from...ATL to try and definitely not coming back, just not worth the trip and the money. Dinner for two with two "mango shmango margaritas" $161 Wasn't able to impress a friend either😉More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed June 9, 2020 via mobile

Average. We have such a great choice of Mexican restaurants here in nyc and this falls behind. Fine for a night out as it has a good atmosphere but a lot of the dishes lack flavour or authenticity. Much better options available in the city...- for the price I would avoidMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

I had the pleasure of having lunch here on a recent trip to NYC. We got guacamole for the table and I got the taco salad. We also sampled several types of their variety of margueritas! Everything was delicious and affordable (especially by NYC standards)....I will definitely not hesitate to eat here again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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