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“Wish we had found it sooner”
Review of El Centro

El Centro
Ranked #50 of 14,292 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast
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!
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Great vibe with great food. Service was great and the food was amazing. Well priced with large portions. It took a few minutes to get used to the fact that the other tables were so close and it was noisy, but the food makes up for it. Has a outdoor section, but we chose to sit inside and glad we did, as it started to rain. Staff are friendly and the service is good. Food was amazing and only wish we had found this place sooner on our 4 day trip to NY. Will definitely return when in the city again.

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Thank WildExp
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had brunch here on a saturday morning. We were a large party with 4 kids and they were very accommodating. We had a variety of things but for me the strawberry pancakes were by far the best, light and fluffy, served with cream and maple syrup on the side. Yum!
We had lunch another day and it was also good. The wholemeal burrito stuffed with vegetables was good and very filling. The decor is colourful and the staff welcoming. Perfect for family brunch.

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Thank gachingura
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great atmosphere. Really good value for money, and authentic food. I would definitely recommend to everyone.

Thank StaceyAlbus
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

First time to this packed Mexican but 40 minute wait was worth it . Only minus is small bar wait area. Food was delicious and drinks large. Prices reasonable. We lucked out and got corner table in front so quieter and very comfortable for space. Definitely would go again.

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Thank MDK38
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

My friend suggested this place for dinner and I was happily surprised at both the quality of the food and the prices! Not expensive compared to most Manhattan restaurants yet really good Mexican food.

Thank marthis84
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