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Nov 13, 2009 02:25 AM

mexican restaurant

I'm looking for a mexican restaurant in NYC!

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  1. Try Mexican Radio in Soho- I just tried it this past weekend and it was delicious!

    Mexican Radio
    19 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: peaches206

      mexican radio is great fro some things, not-so-great for others
      -best margaritas ever and the bartenders (particularly jon & johnny g) are first class
      -really interesting mexican food- plantains stuffed with shredded chicken, surf&turf chimichangas, hudson valley vegetable chile rellenos, etc. plus they have a HUGE vegetarian menu and offer tofu, seitan, tempeh as meat substitutes as well as soy cheese
      ultimately i would describe mexican radio as yuppie-mexican. it's all made frkm very frsh, very delicious ingredients but can be a rude awakening for those expecting puebla style mexican food.

      not so great:
      - first and foremost are the prices. while the portions are huge and food great $18 for a burrito is a bit hard to swallow (no pun intended)
      -as stated before, the food is basically upscale mexican. while the more interesting dishes are great they actually fail to deliver on very basic dishes; the simple tacos are to be avoided...
      -can get VERY VERY loud... poor acoustics

      i am a mexican radio regular and i recommend them for sure. the food and drinks are good and the bartenders are out of this world but the cons that i listed often rub people the wrong way

    2. Im a fan of Dos Caminos. Kind of a fusion restaurant but good none-the-less.

      Dos Caminos
      825 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10022

      1. For something a little different - Itzocan Cafe in east village. Really really tiny. Ate there a while ago. I remember it as kinda homestyle mexican (casseroles and stews). But really good food.

        Itzocan Cafe
        438 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

        1. Can you please elaborate a bit more as to what you're looking for in terms of price, neighborhood, specific dishes (Tex-Mex or more authentic) of interest and atmosphere? Thanks.

          1. Definitely Sabor a Mexico on First Avenue bet. 91st and 92nd Streets. It's not a fancy place, but it's good, straightforward Mexican food (chicken mole and any of their enchiladas are my favorites) by people who know what they're doing.

            Sabor a Mexico
            1744 1st Ave, New York, NY 10128