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Jul 2, 2008 01:39 PM

Outdoor Mexican

Want to go out for dinner and drinks with a friend after work? Not too pricey and can sit outside. Any suggestions?

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  1. El Rio Grande Restaurant - - (212) 867-0922

    Caliente Cab Company - 3rd @ 33rd or 61 7th Ave S, Btwn Morton & Bleecker St

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    1. re: kcijones001

      I second El Rio Grande if margaritas are your first priority. But, I find the food boring and the equivalent of a chain type restaurant.

    2. I don't know what neighborhood you are looking for (or price range), but one of our favorites is Gabriela's on the UWS (Columbus at 93/94). They have quite good food and excellent drinks with a lovely outdoor area.

      1. Pampano has a terrace on the 2nd floor - on the more expensive side, but they might be amenable to your ordering appetizers and drinks. Great lobster tacos.

        1. Agave, Mercadito Grove and La Palapa in the West Village

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          1. re: Eat Me

            And of these, I'd go w/Mercadito Grove. Food is just OK at Agave and La Palapa Rockolla, and I've had some horrible service at Agave lately.
            Rocking Horse in Chelsea also has outdoor seating.