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mexican near 39th and 6th?

smilingal May 2, 2011 01:19 PM

can anyone recommend a place for dinner and drinks for Cinco de mayo near 6th and 39th st.?

  1. Motosport May 3, 2011 01:36 PM

    El Rio Grande 37th and 3rd ave
    El Parador 34th St between 1st and 2nd ave's

    El Parador
    325 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016

    El Rio Grande
    160 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

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    1. re: Motosport
      smilingal May 3, 2011 05:28 PM

      moto - have you been to el rio grande? I did notice that one on zagats but it seemed to receive low numbers - not that those are always indicative - but it did make me a bit skeptical.

      1. re: smilingal
        Motosport May 4, 2011 06:16 AM

        We go there often and have never been disappointed.
        It's not gourmet Mexican but it is very good Tex-Mex and also a nice bar scene. If the weather is nice you can sit out on one of two patios. The 38 St side has an outside bar. Try the sliced steak nachos!!! The fresh made guacamole is outstanding.

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      smilingal May 3, 2011 11:22 AM

      whoops - might be a change in locale for my meeting - how about 27st and up till 39th on east side?

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      1. re: smilingal
        Elizabeth E. May 3, 2011 01:34 PM

        You could try the Park Avenue South location of Dos Caminos. But it's getting late to get into any Mexican restaurant for Cinco de Mayo. Quick search on Opentable shows 20 Mexican restaurants and none have openings past 5 or 6:00 that night.

        Dos Caminos
        373 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10016

        1. re: Elizabeth E.
          smilingal May 6, 2011 08:00 PM

          ended up here! it was right next door to where my meeting was for the day - so I was able to get in at 5:15 right away! It was good - not great - service was terrible - and this was before it got really busy - also I guess I have frequented more authentic Mexican places on this day - so I missed the corny mariachi bands! I did enjoy the tequila flights - that was a fun opportunity! And the guacamole was terrific!

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        Elizabeth E. May 3, 2011 05:55 AM

        Or walk due east to Siniqual at 40th and Third.

        150 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

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          americanafan May 2, 2011 03:16 PM

          There is nothing in that neighborhood that I would recommend. Further uptown, Toloache, at 50th & 8th Ave., is fine, as is Hell's Kitchen, 9th Ave. between 46th and 47th Sts. Cinco de Mayo will be a zoo at any decent Mexican restaurant.

          251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

          Hell's Kitchen
          679 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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