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Posted by Juanita on 06/20/2006
I have been living in NY for 6 years now. I was born and raised in Mexico, and can say I have finally found the tastes I have longed for so much. I live on the east side but go to Suenos at least 2 to 3 times a month. The best margaritas in the city hands down. A perfect porportion of Tequila, fresh lime juice, Gran Marnier, and the best bartender I have ever encountered in the city. Its worth it just to sit at the bar and enjoy a full menu and interesting conversation. The Chilequilas are the best I have ever had...sorry mom! Oddly enough my favorite entree is the chicken. It is rolled and filled with aromatics, on a tomatillo infusion, with a moist tasty black bean tamale!! I have had just about everything on the menu, and have been pleased everytime. This is really how it is done in Mexico, and I hope Suenos stays around for a long time.
Posted by lcliff on 09/10/2005
Great Mexican food. Spacious (for NY standards). Nice date restaurant. Drink list not too long though. Also, only one vegetarian entree, though plenty of seafood ones.
Posted by FG on 08/08/2005
Sue Torres can flat out cook. Just as important, she uses great ingredients and if a flavor or taste is purported to be in a dish, it is there. The setting is cool & relaxed. The bartender makes the best Margaretas in NY City. (Have a Passion Marg!) It is nice to go to a restaurant where the chef/owner not only CARES, but puts her heart & soul into every aspect....WAY COOL!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/06/2005
The food was excellent, all the dishes tasted as if prepared meticulously..... all the ingredients were detectable, all flavors meshed well, even the unexpected combos. The service and atmosphere were very nice as well; we were definately well taken care of. Definately not your run-of-the -mill greasy taco joint. The experience is worth every penny.
Posted by Mexicana Mama on 05/30/2005
I LOVE this place... yes, it is on the more expensive side, but it is sooo worth it. I try to come as often as possible. The food is excellent- I have tried most dishes and I love them all. the duck quesadillas are exceptional as is the halibut. I highly recommend this place. I can't decide which I like better Rosa Mexicano or Suenos.
Posted by Clarence on 04/14/2005
My wife and I ate at Suenos in April. I had been researching some new places to go, based on reviews and instinct. Overall I thought the food was good, not out of this world. Portions could have been a bit bigger I felt. The tequila rock shrimp stack appetizer over tostados were excellent, the shrimp and corn fritters were average and a bit overcooked it seemed. My wife had a dinner listed as grilled shrimp, sweet plantain, guacamole and guajillo chile sauce. A great sauce on the bottom of the plate. All of her sauces are awesome. Though she did enjoy her dinner, the main thing she said was I paid $19.00 for 5 shrimp and plaintains. It almost seems like you're paying more for presentation than anything. $17-23 for entrees isn't bad, but when you go up in price you should also go up in portions size and not just decoration in my opinion. I was also a bit dissappointed they didn't serve chips and salsa at our table. We were told it was the policy, but a few tables down from us had chips and salsa served there after we arrived. Though it irked me a bit I didn't say anything. In fairness, the professional reviews also mention chips and salsa are not served at table, as I found out the monday after we were there looking at the online critique. I didn't enjoy the margaritas, too tart for me and were almost like martinis, not margaritas as I know them. Excellent service, good experience over all, I can see myself going back but not making it a point saying "I have to go back there the next time I'm in New York."
Posted by tom on 03/09/2005
I've been to Suenos four times in the past six months and I'll keep going back. It's very busy on Fri and Sat, but less so the other nights. Consistency can be an issue with food and service, but both are generally good and sometimes fantastic. I love the lobster fritters and the venison. Pay attention to the specials, too. And make sure you're in the mood for tequila because the list is great. The service can be a little strange. Twice we've found no one manning the door when we walked in. There were staff in sight, but no one approached us for several minutes, which was disconcerting. But once you get seated, you're in good hands. On three of the four visits, the wait staff was absolutely top notch--among the best we've found in the city at this price range. Very friendly and knowledgeable.