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“My 'Go To' for Mexican food”
Review of El Centro

El Centro
Ranked #69 of 13,684 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
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!
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“My 'Go To' for Mexican food”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

The corn is a great place to start!
Tacos are awesome, margaritas are delicious, service is sweet!!!
Price is reasonable and the crowd is cheery.
One of the reasons I love Hell's Kitchen.

Visited May 2014
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Summerfield, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great Cuban/Mexican Food at a reasonable price.”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had lunch at the quaint El Centro and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had superb Plantains and Quesada's. The Margaritas were also excellent. The wait staff was very friendly and the experience will prompt me to return anytime I am in NYC.

  • Visited May 2014
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Surprise, Arizona
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Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Great service! I had the tortilla soup and it was really good. They has reasonable prices, overall great experience and would visit again!

  • Visited October 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“It is pretty good”
Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Went on a Sunday afternoon. Nice seating outside and good service.
Well prices and food fresh and pretty good. Not best Mexican and a little bland but did the job and options around here a little limited.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Oh wow!”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem by accident and was blown away! On the recommendation of the waiter, I had the trio of tacos - shrimp, carnitas and short ribs. They were delicious, amazing and beautifully presented. Washed it down with a very nice Mojito. Prices ate very reasonable. Highly recommended!

Thank Darren W
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