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Mar 21, 2007 08:42 AM

Mexican in the village/SoHo

I'm looking for a Mexican restaurant in the village or SoHo for a date on Friday night. Cost isn't a big issue. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. It's a little North of the Village, but what about Mexicana Mama Centro on 12th (Broadway/University)? They have excellent blood orange maragritas and the food is good, if not particularly memorable.

    1. Dos Cominos in SoHo would be my pick. Great guac, a bit pricey, really like the food.

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      1. re: downtownstefanie

        dos caminos would be my last pick. it is much like alot of steve hansons places. not always fresh, weak flavors and ordinary service. fiamma osteria and blue water grill are the exceptions.
        mexicana mama on hudson is small, but great.
        some have spoken nicely about mercadito in both east and west village now

      2. I went to Papatzul a few months ago soon after it opened and I wasn't very impressed, but I've heard some positive reviews lately. It might be worth a try. I'm not a fan of Dos Caminos--overpriced and mediocre.

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        1. re: Lucia

          i have to agree. not particularly good or exciting in any way

        2. I think either Agave (7th Ave near 10th St - though it's southwestern food, not quite Mexican) or La Palapa (6th Ave near 4th St) would be a fun date restaurant.

          1. I like Agave. Centrico in Tribeca gets good reviews too, though I'm not crazy about it for how expensive it is. I also like Florencia 13 on Sullivan. Good fish tacos, great margarita. Not as nice as some of the other places mentioned here.