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Posted by sm on 05/27/2008
I really thought Centrico would be so much better than it was. The food was good, but really just average for a Mexican place in the City. Seriously, shrimp ceviche with 3-4 shrimp in it? Are you kidding? To add insult to injury there, there really wasn't even much taste in the ceviche (no seasonings, lime, anything really) and the shrimp didn't taste very fresh. Service was non-existant, as our table was seriously unattended for a good thirty minutes. After asking for a dessert menu, and then asking for someone to take our dessert order, we opted to just get the check. Undoubtedly, this was the best decision we made at Centrico.
Posted by 3rd time not a charm on 05/08/2008
This was my third and last time to try this restaurant. Of course we went on Cinco de Mayo which is like going to an Irish Pub on St. Patty's day. We entered without a reservation and was told 1/2 hour wait -no problem, we bellied up to the bar for a few margaritas, but I think the hostess totally forgot about us as people who came in were seated ahead of us and about 50 minutes went by before we were sat. Once we got our table we sat there like idiots for about 15 minutes before we had to get up and ask for a waiter. She showed up "dazed" and "stressed" .We ordered about 6 different "small plates" of different things, some specials ,some on the menu, the waitress insisted on bringing them out as 3 different courses, she must have waited before ringing in our order because as each course was due we were told that what we had ordered a while ago was sold out. What we did get was sub par at best, the Tuna taco is just a tiny spec of tuna and some avacado in an over powering corn tortilla, all I could taste was corn. The frog legs were okay, but the roast suckling pig was fatty and greasy tasting. I will say The Queso with chiriozo was excellant and the guacamole was good but the chips a little too salty. The crab meat was too fishy. Stuffed plantains although not what we ordered (just wanted a side) was okay. all in all I left pretty hungry and we had been there for hours on end. We live inthe neighborhood and had tried this before, but i probably won't go back again.
Posted by IvyC on 10/23/2007
Tried out Centrico on a whim, and was pleasantly suprised. The margaritas were great, and only $10-$12. Even my wife, who normally doesn't drink, said they tasted very good (so I made sure she had 3). It is a fairly small restaurant, maybe 20 tables, but didn't feel over crowded. The atmosphere was casual, but crisp, with metallic copper tabletops and smooth lines and colors on the bar and walls. We had the best table in the house, in my opinion, in the far corner, but on warmer nights the outdoor patio looked to be the best seating. It was raised off of street level, and had under the floor lighting similar to the Seattle subway sidewalk lights - a very nice touch.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/24/2007
this place is so unbelievable. my father and I went here the other night and were absolutely floored by everything. the sopes were unbelievable and the plantanos rellenos were out of this world. we ordered a few things and everything just amazed us and really knocked our socks off. Do yourself a favor and go here, i'm not even kidding.
Posted by restaurantlover on 06/07/2007
I'm always amazed at centrico, it came just on time to tribeca, centrico's food it's great; fried green tomatoes with the epasote cream, polo a las brasas (crispy and spicy) the paloma (tequila with grapefruit soda and lime ) i had that in mexico many times and they make a great one @ centrico, the food , the staff and the place are a perfect combination, a fun place with lots of personality, i just love it
Posted by Anonymous on 05/19/2007
I enjoyed the outdoor dining during an early evening meal. The waitress was pleasant and attentive. Food came out fast. We only had appetizers (crabmeat tostadas and quesadillas) and they were small for the price but tasty. Drinks were typical NYC overpriced. The mexican chocolate cake was excellent as was the cappuccino. I will try some other mexican places in the area before returning.
Posted by ziabean on 11/19/2006
Every time we eat at Centrico we leave so happy and full. The food and service are consistantly great. Currently we are in love with the duck taco appetizer (tender braised meat, foie gras, concord grapes, spicy chile morita salsa, so good). Also, they make a truly delicious and original ensalada cesar. My favorite entree is their wild striped bass in mojo de ajo (spicy, garlicy, brothy, yummy!) My husband's favorite is the Birria (braised short ribs-tender, spicy, brothy) Also the side dishes of sweet plantains and sauteed hominy are incredible. And of course you can't forget about cocktails and dessert. Pomegranate margaritas and menta magicos all night. I must note that they have a really interesting wine list. Primarily focused on latin countries made by more obscure producers. For dessert, chocolate con churros, flan de coco, fresh made sorbet, fresh figs. All are right in line with the quality of hot food that comes out of their open kitchen. Chef Sanchez really knows what he wants to portray to the food world with his work. Good quality Mexican food that maintains integrity from the beginning to the end. Last but not least, the service is honestly some of the best in the city. No minute detail ever goes unnoticed by their staff. A true testament to a Myriad restaurant.