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“Good and fast.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Centro

El Centro
Ranked #45 of 13,552 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: El Centro truly lives up to its name as the center of Hell's Kitchen's colorful community, where local talent, and theatre and film celebrities meet regularly to unwind and enjoy authentic Mexican fare in a relaxed and festive environment. Having opened in May of 2006, El Centro recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary - and the family at El Centro continues to strive to please our diverse and loyal patrons by serving delicious and affordable high-quality food & beverages that receive the highest ratings and recommendations. Come and make yourself at home in our warm and welcoming environment of festive Milagros (miracles), Corona-bottle chandeliers and bottle-top tables. And enjoy our acclaimed chilaquiles, sizzling fajitas, and imaginative trio of tacos, while you sip on fresh fruit sangria or mouth-watering margaritas or mojitos, frozen or on the rocks, crafted with the fresh squeezed limes and quality tequila!
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“Good and fast.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

I went for lunch by myself. Service was quick and food was good. $20 w tip. What I expected for NY. Good stuff though.

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new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“"Mexican Food At Its Best"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

One of the best places for Mexican Food. The service was great. My Husband walks past it every night on his way to the Port Authority and he says that it is always crowded. The Salsa was one of the best I have ever had. The main dishes were terrific and the Margaritas just made me "happy happy". It is small and cozy and attracts a great mix of people from all walks of life which made it so much fun because we talked to everyone who was seated near us and made the night that much better. Cannot wait to go back again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Amazing food but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place has the best mexican food in downtown NY. The place itself is very cozy and so close to Times Square. However, it is a place for gays especially men to hang out..we didn't feel comfortable to be honest having all these male couples around us especially that we didn't notice this except when the number started to increase..so, we had our lovely meal and left right away :D

  • Visited December 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went to this place twice in five days. Once for lunch and once for late dinner. Both times, the food came out really quickly, the service was very quick and attentive and the food was excellent! The place is small and crowded and not much for atmosphere, but great Mexican food!. The margaritas and sangria were both very nicely done as well.

Visited January 2014
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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

This was probably the best mexican food I have ever had, counting those restaurants in Mexico and my own kitchen. Will most definitely be on my to do list each time I come back to NYC.

  • Visited December 2013
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