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what's a good, casual, inexpensive Mexican place (BYOB?)

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shiwujoe May 3, 2013 03:03 PM

Hi, I'm looking for a Mexican restaurant as I describe in the title. Manhattan , either downtown or midtown, or somewhere along the 7 line in Queens. Somewhere I can bring a date. Not looking for anything fancy, but has to be comfortable. We're looking for something inexpensive and fun to do and w both love Mexican food. Even tacos, burritos, tamales and stuff like that. BYOB or beer/margaritas would be great. Thanks for your suggestions!

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    kathryn RE: shiwujoe May 3, 2013 03:08 PM

    For Queens, post to the Outer Boroughs board.

    What's your price range, per person, before tax, tip, wine/drinks/beer? $20pp? $25pp?

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      swannee RE: shiwujoe May 3, 2013 04:30 PM

      Noche Mexicana on 101 and Amsterdam. Great tamales and huaraches/chalupas and good other stuff, inexpensive and pleasant (slow service, however).

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        sgordon RE: swannee May 4, 2013 05:10 AM

        That's pretty far from "downtown or midtown"

        I'd look into Barrio Chino on Broome - very young, hip place, great margaritas. Can be a bit crowded so there might be a short wait for a table, but it's fun. If they're really busy, Casa Mezcal is right around the corner, another good place, much bigger space so less likely to be packed.

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        shiwujoe RE: shiwujoe May 3, 2013 08:16 PM

        $20-$25 per person would be great.

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