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Rayuela

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  • Latin American, Nuevo Latino, Small Plates/Tapas, Cocktails
  • 165 Allen St, New York NY10002 40.721266 -73.989756
  • (Btwn Rivington & Stanton St)
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  • (212) 253-8840
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User Ratings (Based on 53 reviews)

3.895
Food 4.0 Value 3.3
Service 3.8 Atmosphere 4.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 253-8840
Website:
www.rayuelanyc.com
Notes:
Corkage Fee Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC Lounge Mon-Thu: 5:30pm-12am Fri-Sat: 5:30pm-2am Sun: 5pm-11pm
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 5:30pm-11pm Fri: 5:30pm-12am Sat: 11am-4pm+5:30pm-12am Sun: 11am-4pm+5pm-10pm
Serves:
Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Open Late, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Rayuela

    Posted by RLW on 05/31/2013

    Disappointed

    Although five of the six people in our party were present, the host refused to seat us. The restaurant was empty. Instead we had to stand at the bar in discomfort. Although I liked the food I will not be going back after being treated in this manner.

  • Rayuela

    Posted by M L on 02/02/2013

    Used to be great

    This used to be an amazing restaurant. My boyfriend and I used to frequent Rayuela at least a month but the past few times we have been, we have been disappointed with both the food and service. We ordered dinner and never saw our waiter again. My chicken with chorizo was just ok, and the the rice was undercooked. I usually love the desserts but again, disappointing. My rice pudding had no flavor. What happened to this place?

  • Rayuela

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/31/2012

    Finally someplace that lives up to expectations!

    We were a little nervous when we arrived for dinner on a recent Saturday night because front of the room was very busy and we were waiting for them to either make us wait for a long time or forget about us in the rush. Neither happened and we were seated in five minutes. From start to finish we had a simply delicious meal with a very good server. The food is inventive, with great flavors and superb presentation. And best of all, it comes out of the kitchen in good time. I will definitely be back because my only regret was that I didn't have the opportunity to taste more of the menu.

  • Rayuela

    Posted by Disappointed Sally on 11/06/2011

    Poor service

    If you want to wait forever for overpriced food, you'll love this place. The staff I'll tell you your food and drink are on its way. That is code for " be patient; it'll b out in 45 mins".

  • Rayuela

    Posted by Raul on 05/30/2011

    Wonderful "Estilo Libre Latino" Experince

    Had an amazing dining experience at Rayuela with my two brothers. The food was savory and quite tasty.We all had the Lubina.WOW!!The apetizers were also delicious.I am already craving the oysters with quiona.Will be back very soon.Kudos to our waiter Juan.He was wonderful and full of much appreciated suggestions.It is so rewarding to find such a richly inventive and tasteful restaurant.Congratulations Chef Tejada.

  • Rayuela

    Posted by Nina on 12/17/2010

    Great place!

    I went here last Friday and enjoyed it a lot! The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Great place for a date or dinner with friends.

  • Rayuela

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/07/2010

    Expensive, small portions, and just eh ...

    Went here last week with the girlfriend for dinner... place had a really nice ambiance, and the waiters were attentive and helpful with the decisions. For starters, we had the Siete Potencies ceviche, and the Carica Tejada. The ceviche, while tasty, was a rip off. Tiny martini glass of fish for $16. That dish should have cost $12, max. The Carica Tejada was different... you won't find a dish like this anywhere else... mango type fruit filled with duck confit. Was good, but honestly was expecting it to be better. For the mains we had the sea bass and the paella. The sea bass was really nice... tasty skin and all. The paella was good, but not really anything amazing. For $29, I would have expected more seafood in it. Was about 2 mussels, 2 clams, and 4 little shrimp, and a few pieces of calamri. And oh yeah... advertised as served with head on shrimp. You get one. I thought all of the shrimp were going to be head on, so that was disappointing and misleading. Dessert, we had the pear tres leches. This was really, really good. Different take on your typical tres lehces cake. Total for all of that, plus a pitcher of sangria (which was ok) and another drink (the gin, not so great), plus tax and tip came out to $180. Considering the amount it cost, I felt the place did not deliver in terms of quantity or quality. Both were subpar for what the meal cost.

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