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Arriba Arriba - new Mexican in Sunnyside?

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queensgal Jan 4, 2009 12:12 PM

Has anyone been to Arriba Arriba yet? I just picked up a menu today. Looks a little pricey for this neck of the woods, but I'm willing to give it a shot. Any reports?

  1. chinatownmike May 2, 2009 07:50 AM

    I love the original Arriba on Nith Ave...been eating there over 25 years. Nice simple food. The Sunnyside location seems to be an attempt at "upscale" dining and is a dissapointment. The drinks are great , but the food is overworked, over garnished/sauced and overpriced. They need to get back to basics.

    1. sunnychef Jan 29, 2009 08:48 AM

      My husband went there last week and liked it. They have $5 margaritas during happy hour, 5-7pm I think. We're going tonight.

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        esyle Feb 5, 2009 01:02 PM

        How was this place? Thinking of going for happy hour tonite.

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          sunnychef Feb 24, 2009 04:14 PM

          The food is expensive for what it is. The $5 margaritas were tall and very good. We ordered a few appetizers and they let us order "off the menu" and get chorizo nachos. I wouldn't go back except for the good drinks. The entrees seem very expensive to me.

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        rubikzube Jan 11, 2009 07:43 AM

        Ate there yesterday for brunch and we were the only two people there for a while, which is a shame. It's good. Worth the price. Had two large margaritas, roasted veggie quesadillas, huevos rancheros, and a fresh corn soup with some form of green chile in it and a pureed huitlacoche squirt. It was very moderny tho, right down to the plates.

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          david sprague Jan 4, 2009 01:42 PM

          if it's anything like the rest of the chain,, meh. specialty is yuppie-american "mexican" heavy on burritos and nachos, light on actual mexican food.

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