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El Cantinero

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  • Mexican
  • 86 University Pl, New York NY10003 40.733519 -73.993092
  • (Btwn 11th & 12th St)
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  • (212) 255-9378
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User Ratings (Based on 62 reviews)

Food 3.8 Value 3.8
Service 3.9 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 255-9378
(212) 633-1894
Delivery (No Deliveries Fri & Sat During Dinnertime) Take Out Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Mon-Thu, Sun: 11:30am-1am Fri-Sat: 11:30am-4am
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Free Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Open 7 Days, Outdoor Seating, Private Parties, Take Out
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User Reviews

  • El Cantinero

    Posted by Binx on 12/22/2013

    Great neighborhood spot

    My fiancé and I love this place. Tasty food, great value, and a truly local vibe. A hidden local gem indeed.

  • El Cantinero

    Posted by JE on 10/04/2013

    Steak fajitas!!!!!

    Excellent food....cheap but good. I definitely recommend.

  • El Cantinero

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/12/2012

    Disappointing all around

    Placed an order for pick up. Had the poorest chicken fajita i ever ordered in my life. Chicken was tasteless and soggy. The sides were also bland, greasy, and lacked inspiration. Dont waste your time or money ordering from this place.

  • El Cantinero

    Posted by Jaybx23 on 07/02/2012

    Best customer service :)

    I was there today and the food was great best enchiladas I ever had . But the best thing is the costumer service if I could I will give them a 10 they are very friendly .best restaurant. I had a good time with my wife and my daugther and I know for sure I comming back this 4 of July :)

  • El Cantinero

    Posted by Ladystar on 06/21/2012

    Frequent customer from the neighborhood

    So I go here all the time, so much so that the waitresses know me lol. I live in the area and think it's a little hidden gem which I've known about since I was a kid and I'm in my late 20's... the happy hours are great, great bang for your buck, can't beat the price for sure! And the food is pretty good. I'm not mexican, but I'd had plenty of mexican food in my life and I think the food is pretty good and very adequately priced. Therefore, this is still a neighborhood fav for me, and a spot I'll continue to frequent for happy hours, dinners and any time I want to get my dancing on. (Friday's get really packed by probably NYU students and it becomes a little much, so I would avoid friday aftwork happy hours there unless you are planning on getting there right when the bar opens!) Which I've done :-)

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    Posted by Are U kidding? on 08/11/2011

    Disappointing and shocked

    I'm really shocked at the positive reviews for this place. I know it's a great party and festive place for drinks, but i didn't go there for those reasons. I wanted to get a decent meal. My beans looked colorless and my chimichanga looked like they had been frozen for months and simply defrosted, not having any crispness to the tortilla or the proper color. El Cantinero is in my hood so I wish it could be a place that I could frequent. Most of the patrons look like they don't "live in the city" - maybe they just don't know what good food is.

  • El Cantinero

    Posted by Damaris Velazquez on 05/04/2011

    Best Mexican place ever

    I can not ever give this place a bad review, i have been dining and drinking at El Cantinero for over 18 years and it's the best place in town. the waiters are excellent and the drinks are cheap in price but strong. I love everything about this place, tried many different mexican rest and they can not top this one. El Cantinero is the best

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