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Mexico Lindo Restaurant

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459 2nd Ave, Corner of 26th Street, New York City, NY 10010-2401
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Montauk, NY
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been a while. Started there over 30 years ago. Arroz con Pollo never been better than this time. Original owner's daughter runs this place very very well.

1 Thank southforker39
Avon, Connecticut
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233 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We weren't so sure about our choice but we were pleasantly surprised. Our Margaritas were delicious as well as our fajaitias. The waitstaff had a hard time understanding English but once we all got on the same page everything worked out great. This will be a restaurant we definitely visit again.

1 Thank Noodlebee
Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This neighborhood gem is the best place for Mexican food in NYC. No other place is doing farm to table Mexican like this. Don't miss the seasonal cocktails. So yummy!

1 Thank olivia k
New Jersey
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Business lunch visit. Food is ok, service was fine and prices are on the high side. Ordered the steak tacos (3) and they were decent. They do have Mexican sodas including Sidral and Jarritos. I have had better Mexican food in the city.

Thank ViajeroNJ
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

A really great neighborhood place in Kips Bay. Moderate prices and fresh, delicious fare. Margaritas and a good choice of Mexican beers. We loved the burritos and enchiladas stuffed with shrimp.

1 Thank prekteacher1214
New York, New York, United States
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Back again to enjoy the wonderful summer sangria special, Rose with brandy and strawberries, peaches, and mint. Yum!! Go before the Rose runs out. Great ambiance and very good service. Tried the squash blossom quesedilla. It was very good. Then had the chicken fajita. There could be more chicken, but with the extra sides and tortilla we ordered, one entree... More 

Thank Jerry F
Paris, France
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

I've been lured into this restaurant by some of the positive reviews I've read. While the staff was amicable and the appetizer very tasty, the main course was subpar and pricey wrt the neighborhood but also some other Mexican restaurants I've been to. The tacos we ordered (two different kinds) looked fresh but sadly had no taste at all. Even... More 

Thank nothingsuch
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We arrived for dinner around 10pm and they could easily fit our table of 6 in. Everything we had to eat was very tasty and we were satisfied. From a vegetarian perspective it is a lot more limited than we had expected for a Mexican restaurant. Particularly no vegetarian tacos - a shame. The burrito was good. One member ordered... More 

Thank Colleen N
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed this place. It's a bit empty, which is a shame since the food really is quite good. But the prices are a bit high. Great drinks, we tried a bunch of different ones, and they were all done to perfection.

Thank Lennox44
Sarasota, Florida
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were using a friends co-op on 28th and 3rd for a weekend and on the first evening we decided to stroll down 2nd Ave to see what was what and where we'd eat. I was very surprised when I saw the sign for this place as I had eaten here in the 70s and didn't expect to find it... More 

Thank IJK01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Mexican, Latin
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 459 2nd Ave, Corner of 26th Street, New York City, NY 10010-2401
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 12126793665
Mexico Lindo Restaurant was opened in May of 1972 by Antonio & Leonor Bonilla. With Leonor's traditional Mexican upbringing and Antonio's restaurant experience; they set off to make NYC history. Thru hard work and strong commitment to the family business; Mexico Lindo celebrated its 44th Anniversary in May 2016.

Daughter Claudia now runs the business with an eye on local, seasonal dishes. Inspirations brought about by her childhood summer months, at their grandmothers house, outside of Mexico City. They strive to recreate the beautiful home cooked meals they were brought up with.

Thru out the years; each of the Bonilla children have done their stint thru the family business. Sister Lara & cousin Jonathan currently help Claudia with the day to day operations.

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