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May 4, 2008 09:25 AM

contemporary Mexican

I've been looking at the online menus for Toloache, Rocking Horse, Pampano & Maya.

Which would you choose? Are there any other contemporary Mexican restaurants I should consider?

Any location/price level would be fine, as long as the food is tasty & innovative.

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  1. My recommendation is Suenos

    311 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

    1. I love Rocking Horse, but I'm not familiar with the others you mentioned. I also like El Centro in Hell's Kitchen (54th & 9th), but it's on the small side.

        1. re: sea97horse

          Good call! Crema definitely outshines Toloache at a much more reasonable price point. From your list, I would also consider Pampano, though I don't know that I'd call it "contemporary."

          1. re: JungMann

            I would defnitely describe the style at Pampano as contemporary with, of course, an emphasis on fish and seafood.

            1. re: RGR

              I love Pampano. Toloache was ok but didn't like the ambiance or decor. and El Centro was just bad when i went...sorry!

          2. re: sea97horse

            Wow- the menus at Crema look amazing. Thanks for mentioning it.

            1. re: sea97horse

              One more vote for Crema. It is expensive, to be sure, but I had an excellent meal there.

              I've read complaints about the service and admittedly, our waiter was a little scatterbrained, but he was friendly and the food was good so I got over it.

            2. I would choose Maya.