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Antojeria La Popular
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50 Spring St New York, NY 10012
50 Spring StreetUSNew YorkNew York10012
(646) 476-3567
Restaurant, Mexican RestaurantToday 12–11PM
Thursday 12–11PMFriday 12–11PMSaturday 12–11PMSunday 12–11PMMonday 12–11PMTuesday 12–11PMWednesday 12–11PM
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Small plates of Mexican street eats are paired with sangria & cocktails in a casual-chic setting.- Google
"Authentic Mexican food using fresh ingredients."
"The Hidalgo soft taco was very flavorful."
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Lucy Dee
a year ago
My group was really looking forward to dining here, but unfortunately so many things were wrong. We went to try crickets, but they were out that night. The waitress failed to inform us of this until we were already sitting down and someone tried to order them. Great service can make up for a lot of things, sadly this wasn't the case. The place was probably only 1/3 full on a Tuesday night, and we had to constantly get the waitress' attention, wait for the check, change, ask multiple times for water. The food came in a timely manner, but everything else was just terribly inattentive. Second, the food. Good mexican in NYC is hard to find, but this is probably still one of my dislikes. One of the ceviches had olives in it, which I really dislike, but I also think the flavor doesn't go well. It just gives it a deli salad taste. The other one was overly sweet. And there's hardly any seafood in it at all, probably two little shrimp chopped up for $8. The carnitas were mushy. Edible, but mushy nonetheless.
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William Alvarez
2 years ago
I was surprised to find an authentic Mexican restaurant in the middle of Soho, despite the fact that The Corner is around the corner on Lafayette & Kenmare. This joint offers delicious dishes from the Mayan land, and some delicacies like crickets in the menu. The spicy chiplotle hot chocolate is a highlight. The bad part is that everything comes is tiny (not small but tiny) serving portions, that do not compensate for the high prices. A tiny taco goes for $6. Really? I ended up paying $50-something for 6 tapas. Not nice. I liked the music and in general the atmosphere and the decoration. A good marketing trick to succeed in NYC.
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Jason Wong
2 years ago
Came here for lunch at noon during the weekend, the place must have just opened since there was nobody but us in the restaurant. EVERYTHING that we ordered was awesome. We got three tapas each, I got the Colima (raw tuna on a tostada), Zacateca (sirolin and cheese on tostada) and the Papa con Chorizo quesadilla. They use fresh ingredients and hand make their tortillas, you can really taste the freshness. Service was a bit slow considering we were the only ones there but our waiter was nice and made sure that we were taken care of. I'd definitely go back. They even have a takeout counter up front.
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Wendy Yau
2 years ago
Authentic Mexican food using fresh ingredients. The guac was DELICIOUS along with the rest of the food. would recommend trying the crickets for those who want to try something new.
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Tanisha S.
2 years ago
The guacamole here is really yummy. The chips were a little hard for my liking. I had a tostada which was good. Service here was really good. I loved their mango prosecco drink.
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Stephanie Carino
2 years ago
Ordered the lunch special to go, which was 100% worth it. I cannot handle spicy foods, but the menu was so good that I ate it anyway, red pepper flakes and all. The Hidalgo soft taco was very flavorful. The Campeche was my favorite ceviche and the Sonora, the only pita dish on the menu, is my overall favorite! Keep in mind, service is pretty slow unless you tell them to expedite your order.
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Athena Chang
2 years ago
Antojeria is on the quieter side of Spring Street in Soho. We discovered this restaurant by friend's recommendation. We came here on a Saturday noon and it looked like it just opened. We were the only customers here. The place has a nice interesting decor of 80s-meet-Mexican. I like the black and white tile floor and mirror walls. Although I am not Mexican native nor am I expert on Mexican street eats, I really enjoyed the food here. As a pregnant woman, I had to pass on their Sangria or any alcohol but I did try their Aqua Fresca. They got the Tamarin flavor and the other one is Horchata. They are both very good depending on your preference. Tamarin is a little sweet and sour while Horchata is cinnamony and sweet. The portion here is Tapas style so don't expect a giant burrito or a pile of nacho chips on the menu. I got the Distrito Federal ceviche to start. It comes in a tiny cup with some tortilla on the side. The ceviche has a lot of sirloin, shrimp and tilapia and the flavor is sour, spicy and refreshing. I wish I could drink the whole sauce inside! I am not as adventurous as other diners who have tried the Crickets in some of the tapas so I went for the safer choices. Nonetheless, my choices are excellent. I had the Veracruz, which has shrimp, cheese and avocado on a tortilla. It was creamy and fresh. Did I mention they have this homemade hot sauce with a hint of mango? It is not too spicy so you can give it a try. I ended my meal with a Tamaulipas, which has sirloin, beans, cheese and salsa in a pita pocket. My husband tried their Papa Con Chorizo Quesadilla and it is also pretty delicious. I think 3 dishes a person is plenty. We are both full after having 3 tapas each. Our waiter is very attentive and friendly. The food comes out a little slow but I saw them make them on the fly. So, I guess waiting a bit for fresh food is worth it!
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Stepan Klyatetsky
a year ago
Overpriced crap