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Posted by El Mexa on 09/30/2009
To some of the other reviewers: I am sorry to break your bubble, but this food is far from authentic (if that means anything). In fact, it seems as a Mexican-Dominican hybrid (e.g. rice with beans in a too-sweet pastor burrito). Apart from that, it is relatively good and abundant. I wish for a bit more flavor and spice, but that seems to be a generalized problem of Mexican food in Manhattan, perhaps an adaptative response to the East-Coast-Gringo palate.
Posted by anonymous on 07/13/2009
I tried this place based on the reviews and was extremly disappointed. I was immediately put off by how dirty the place is- menus were so filthy they were sticky and stunk. I figured the food made up for this but it was mediocre at best. I counted 4 small pieces of chicken in my chicken taco-- the filling was mostly tomato chunks. The service was not good we could not get the waitress' attention for anything. And the guac was inedible.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/30/2009
This Mexican was very authentic, and a great place to get Mexican to go. It's a bit cramped to eat there, but the food is worth the tight space.
Posted by anonymous on 01/19/2009
I don't speak a word of Spanish and if it weren't for the photos on their menu, I'd have no idea what I'm ordering (in truth, I still don't, in spite of the high resolution, colour images). No matter, whatever it is that I order I invariably love - great gooey piles of warm, spicy meat, beans, greens and rice held together with a simptuous lather of cheese. Yeah! Oh, and its dirt cheap too. Take out is best as the restaurant itself is smaller than my bathroom and gets cramped quickly.
Posted by ElToroFan4Life on 09/29/2008
The last reviewer is silly, and was looking for an entirely different kind of food. He isn't a Mexican food connoisseur, if he were, he would know the cheese he speaks of is queso blanco, and that's just how it is. I don't like it either, so I always request without. I'm a vegetarian, so I can't speak for the meat, but I always get the veggie huaracha gigante and a side of sweet plantains. The huaracha is magnificent, and the plantains are done to perfection. The total of my meal, with huge portions, is still less than $10. They also deliver late - 3am on weekends! I ADORE this place!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/21/2008
So i trekked up to Harlem to check this place out since a lot of people had raved about it. I thought it would be awesome Cali Mex food. The flavor was good but the ingredients were odd. The melted "white" cheese was bright marshmellow white and goey like marshmellow. I took one bite and it didnt eat the rest because i'm certain it was immitation. I ordered the carnitas taco and it was not a good texture. It tasted ok but it was 60% fat and 30% cartiladge. And it was chopped finely instead of shredded like I'm used to. So it was very hard to pick out the fat and cartiladge. My fiance ordered the chile verde meat enchiladas. The meat was delicious. Your tipical carne asada chopped small. The chile however was blazing hot. Again, not the chile verde enchiladas i was used to. I like hot stuff and i am a mexican food conneseur but this was just too much to handle. it burned our tongues and we couldnt really enjoy any tastes after that. they served black soupy beans instead of refried pinto beans. Again, different than Cali Mex. We also ordered the guacamole and it was watery and blened. It looked and had the consistency of a creamy soup. Also, they raised the prices higher than what is posted here. FYI. But the waitresses were very nice. And my canned diet coke was phenomenal.
Posted by CHris on 04/24/2008
It may be a small place, but the price is just cheap for real authentic Mexican food. I love their burrito gigante, a must have, could fill up 2 people for only $7.50