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May 2, 2011 01:19 PM

mexican near 39th and 6th?

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

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  1. 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

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

      150 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

      1. 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

          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.

            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!

        2. 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

            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

              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.