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Posted by Anonymous on 07/11/2007
My wufe and I had dinner at Suenos last night. We started of f with a shrimp speacial which was light and very flavorfull, then we had the monk fish speacial that was also very flavorfull. Had such a great time will be going back very soon. P.S Great margaritas
Posted by s2 on 03/02/2007
I can't agree more with the below reviews. What was once a neighborhood gem is now a "has been". I have been frequenting Suenos for the past 2 years and it has gotten progressively worse. I keep thinking that it will improve but that's not the case. Yes the guac is great, but the margaritas taste like a mix bought at Gristede's. Our standard dishes, the Halibut, which was acceptable and the tuna which seemed like it was leftover from previous customers was laying on a puree of powdered potatoes. Throughout the whole dinner Sue Torres was personally seerving a private party in the cute little atrium. Obviously her mind wasn't on any of the other customers or the food they were being served.
Posted by RReichlNyFood on 02/14/2007
I've been to this restaurant a few times. It was a wonderful time the first few visits, but this "find" certainly has lost a few steps. The margaritas, which were at one point, the best in town, are certainly mediocre. The food is mediocre also, with the exception of the guacamole. The Lobster corn fritters were cold and a bit tough and chewy. Waiting 35 minutes for them to arrive may have had something to do with that. The Salmon which I ordered Medium Rare came out perfectly cooked, but it seemed as though it may have been sitting around a bit before being brought to the table. The "Skin" which covered the otherwise lovely, earthy pipian sauce was one give away. The churros were a tasty dessert, but nothing you would have trouble finding at any street fair. I have had nicer experiences here, but consistency obviosly is lacking. There are far better Mexican restaurants in the city ... $120 for 2 should translate to an upper echelon experience. This certainly didn't qualify. Nothing is more insulting than when a restaurant charges a premium amount based on "reputation". The standards of this restaurant have diminished greatly, yet the prices stay the same. On the other hand , if you are in the neighborhood and are in need of a last minute find, this restaurant is perfect. I have never had a problem getting a table.
Posted by thx1138 on 01/14/2007
Honestly, this is one of my favorite cuisines. I've been to this restaurant a few times. It is a favorite of the person who brought me the first time. The margaritas are certainly mediocre. The food is mediocre also. I will say the guacamole is outstanding, fresh and delicious. That always goes a long way with me as I could live on the stuff. The last time I was there my entree, the hangar steak, was very good but everyone else's entree was just so-so. I happen to like the atmosphere but in reading other reviews I see their point and don't disagree. There are other restaurants in the city that provide this fare better than Suenos so seek them out. On the other hand, I probably will eat there again but it becomes just another place to get something to eat rather than anything special. Lowered expectations....
Posted by Frank on 09/26/2006
The margaritas are ok at best. Too limey for my taste. Definitely didnt taste like fresh lime juice. The service was good as far as friendliness is concerned, but the food took WAY too long. Apps 20 minutes, entrees 30 min. after finishing appetizers! Server seemed genuinely concerned, but nothing he could do. The "lobster" fritters were too spicy and hadsomething else in them besides lobster...I grew up in Maine...I'm guessing Monkfish. the sauce was excellent, but the fritters were to soft and crumbly. My friend had the pork carnitas, which were served cold and way over seasoned. Dessert was delicious...guava empanadas, but overall I found the restaurant overpriced, "cold"....no carpet, lots of concrete,... Save yourself the trip.
Posted by Kevin on 07/09/2006
I certainly did enjoy my watermelon margarita although it semmed as if there was salt mixed into the drink, poor choice if so. I live right above this restaurant and smell all the wonderful smells coming from the Kitchen so I was very excited to eat there. I ordered the Pork Carnitas and to be honest, it was pretty aweful. I have not received this poor of meat quality in any other modern upscale eating establishment in NYC. There was also a severe lack of flavor and what would seem to be tenderizer for the meat. I certainly did not eat my meal, and chose not speak about it with my waiter. However, I did expect for the waitstaff to at least inquire about the quality of the food or ask why I had not eaten the meal I ordered. I guess the foodies who have eaten here before me have had greater success but I certainly would not return. This food was not even good enough to serve to my chihuahua. And to be honest I have had better quality meat in hot dogs at Papaya King.
Posted by Highly satisfied customer on 06/21/2006
Step through the passageway from the street into Suenos, a neighborhood joint in Chelsea, and enter another world - you are suddenly in a welcoming cantina meant to cool, calm, and most of all, feed you with wonderfully seasoned Mexican dishes. Suenos had been recommended to us, so my husband and I drove in from NJ, and were enormously pleased to find parking on W. 17th in front of the restaurant. Yes, I had a margarita and it was superb, as was the quacamole. My husband enjoyed sampling the tequila. We relied on our waiter for advice in ordering. The food is sophisticated, complex, spicy, and oh so delicious. We will definitely go to Suenos again, and bring our friends.