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“Disappointed”
Review of Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: Mexican restaurant that has been in business for about a year. They make a great table side guacamole. One of the better Mexican restaurants in county.
West Nyack, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Pleasant atmosphere, with warm fire going. Service was a little too fast! Had not finished our appetizers and the dinner was being served. Appetizer of Spanish sausage and cheese was delicious. Unfortunately, the meal was not as pleasing. We ordered a steak fajita and cheese enchiladas, with rice and beans. The rice was extremely bland and the beans were watery. The steak was very tough and chewy and difficult to swallow. No real mexican flavor at all. The waitress let us know that they were short a waiter that night which was no excuse for poor food. Parking in this small strip mall can be very challenging to say the least.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Spring Valley, New York
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican fare, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stopped in with a Groupon on Saturday afternoon to check the place out. Cinco de Mayo doesn't look like much from the outside - it's in a strip mall - but on the inside it's very warm and inviting. There is a crackling fireplace and very nice decor. We were the only ones there when we arrived 4:30pm and we waited at the entrance for about a minute while the waiter got off the phone. Not the best first impression, but he was very gracious and attentive after that. (More people did arrive later.) I felt that the prices on the menu were a little high, particularly for appetizers. However the Sangria, Acapulco Wraps and Camarones al Ajillo that we ordered were delicious. The entrees were served with very tasty refried beans and Mexican rice. A note about spiciness - this place definitely caters to an American palette. The food if flavorful but no super spicy kick. If you like your Mexican food spicy be sure to let the waiter know and I'm sure they would adjust the dish accordingly. All in all a nice meal at a good restaurant. Worth checking out. Also, Cinco de Mayo is extremely close to the Palisades mall if you want to shop or check out a movie before or after.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Anna J
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty food”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Was here with family. Staff helpful, nice interior that you wouldn't have guessed from the outside. Food was prompt and very tasty.

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nanuet
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“dont waste your evening & money at cinco de mayo valley cottage”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

sorry, I generally don't write up bad reviews but there was an arrogance and seeming contempt for customers here that the mgmnt needs to know about if they check tripadvisor. the place was pretty empty sunday early evening. that tells you something. the frozen margarita was lackluster. the guacamole was expensive, had too many onion chunks (to create 'bulk') and it was prepared tableside but we were never invited to select ingredients or asked how we liked it and we did not see what was being put into it, and it had too much mayo. apart from that it was fine. the chicken poblano was lackluster. the steak fajita was not presented sizzling but limp and microwaved and WAY WAY WAY too salty with a mysterious brown sauce and not very much meat at all. what a travesty the meal was. I have no idea WHICH restaurant these other folks ate at but I am only being honest there. the staff was arrogant and the soda was flat. too bad, it IS a pretty place.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank boundforglory
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Holy Guacamole”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Visited via a Groupon coupon to see if the fare was worth a second visit. It it was!
There were not a lot of diners late on a Sunday afternoon, which was what we hoped for. Service was quick and smooth. Frozen Margaritas were very good. Fresh guacamole appetizer (generous enough for 4 people) was excellent and prepared at our table. Fajitas and Camerones were very tasty. Very clean and inviting tables. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Use your GPs if not a local. Plenty of parking.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Tom T
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