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Posted by Christa Doubter on 06/25/2006
I love Paquitos, but regardless, I think that Christa is reviewing a different restaurant. Paquitos ONLY serves carne asada, it does not feature ground beef. They do not have hard shell tacos avaliable, so there is no way that they are store bought. Their soft shell tacos are delicious, their burritos are unstoppable, and yes, this is different Mexican food than you will find in California, but for my money its the first place I head to for Mexican food in NY. Food is top notch. Service is friendly. Outdoor patio is nice.
Posted by Paquitos neighbor on 06/19/2006
The food at Paquitos is excellent , and is the only reason I've ever returned to the restaurant. The service, however, is not good, not on just one occasion, but on every visit. Consequently, I've given up on visiting Paquitos, and instead only order delivery - surprisingly, the food appears at my door about 45 minutes EARLIER than it would appear at my table at Paquitos. Save your time and money and consider this restaurant a take-out only type of place, otherwise, prepare yourself for a disappointment.
Posted by foodfreak on 02/22/2006
Just had food delivered here relying on the reviews posted and i was pleasantly pleased from the outcome. the lady on the phone was sweet and gracious and my food literally arrived at my door step in less than 15 minutes! the price for this great mexican is absolutely unbelievable. this is an incredibly hard find in the city. i suggest paquito's to everyone who succumbs to the mexican food craving as i do way too often : )! paquito's is now my must go to restaurant when in the need for mexican. p.s. the paquito quesadilla is wonderful!!
Posted by Christa on 01/25/2006
Being from SoCal is truly a curse when it comes to finding decent mexican. I decided to give this place a try and ordered sort of a sampler on the menu. First dissapoointment was no carne asada only ground beef. I stuck to chicken tacos and a quesadilla instead. Okay so the hard taco shells were store bought, but the chicken was shredded, seasoned, and delicious. The quesadilla was quite excellent and the pico di gallo was fresh. The pinto beans had too much pepper and were soaked in some weird sauce and the rice was below average. Don't get me started on the salsa/hot sauce which was like ketchup with Tabasco. However, this place did cure my craving for Mexican. I would not call it the best, even for New York. But if you are in the mood for Mexican and want cheap fast delivery this place should satisfy.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/11/2005
Before you go, know that the menu printed on this page is the take-away menu. If you want to sit down, you will pay a few dollars more per entree. This place was decent - the outdoor seating area is pleasant and the service is quick. I had a vegetarian burrito and, while I wouldn't say it was the best burrito I've ever had, it was pretty good and it was filling. Great guacamole, however!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/09/2005
Best Mexican we've found so far in NYC after living for years in Southern California. We're spoiled on hand-made giant burritos for $1 there, so we're tough on this city's crappy Mexican places. Paquitos would be nothing special in LA, but here it's quite good. Try a dish that's not on the menu - chicken with tomatillos and pumpkin seeds. Yummy!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/10/2005
A group of 4 of us ate at Paquito's on a Sunday night. We snagged a nice big table on the outdoor patio. The food was pretty good, and definitely cheap. The service was pretty poor, however. It took them about 25 minutes to get our drinks out, guacamole appetizer came after the main course was served. While the waitstaff was extremely pleasant, it just seemed disorganized. In spite of the service, I will go back for the great patio and strong margaritas!