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Boca Chica - CLOSED

13 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9431
+1 212-473-0108
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Mar 10, 2013
“A highlight of our visit to NYC!”
Jun 24, 2012
“Still Great”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
13 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9431
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed March 10, 2013

After a budget visit, we decided to splurge our last evening, and selected Boca Chica. What a fantastic time! Without reservations, we were seated promptly and served with enthusiasm. Our server pointed out that it was happy hour - 2 for 1 margaritas - how...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Just ate here for the first time in at least 15 years. It had been a favorite place of mine in the 90s. The food was actually.better than I had remembered. My son had the huevos rancheros and ate them so fast I didnt even...More

Thank RCWashington
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Our group of 17 had reservations at a nearby restaurant, and showed up to find that the restaurant was closed, and we could not get in touch with anyone to find out the issue etc. Boca Chica to the rescue! Yes, it was a Monday...More

Thank SarahQ
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Brilliant mid priced food, lovely and friendly staff who were helpful but not overbearing. I enjoyed the food and thought the complimentary refried beans etc were excellent. One of the better meals I had in NYC.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed November 26, 2011

honestly the best meal/fun we had in nyc! mojitos and sweet potato flan! looks seedy but is amazing i recommend to everyone i know who goes to NYC! legend!

Thank abbymorgan
Reviewed November 13, 2011

The price on the food was pretty good for New York City. But the food wasn't very special and the service was definately lacking. I think they were a bit understaffed. Not a place I would choose to go back to

Thank James C
Reviewed September 12, 2011

You can find some of the tastiest latin-american food in NYC at this affordable restaurant. Check out the daily specials on the menu. I had the shrimp ceviche and it was amazing! Waitstaff is friendly and relaxed. Good spot for a light bite or VERY...More

1  Thank NYCsunnykate
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Our large group ordered a little of everything. The appetizers were carefully prepared and subtly spiced. Nothing disappointed. I will go back as soon as I can.

Thank FredWarsock
Reviewed February 27, 2011

First of, let me say that on a Saturday night, either you show up before 6PM or after 9PM. If you show up in between those times you will be waiting for a table, maybe for a long time. But this is true for most...More

1  Thank Gothamer
Reviewed January 27, 2011

We found our way to Boca Chica after trying to find somewhere fun and friendly to dine in the 'Eat' Village. We'd made our way over from Midtown on a pretty chilly January night, so were definitely in the mood for some great South American...More

1  Thank Butterflyby
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old-time neighborhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Southwestern
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-9431
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-473-0108
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