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Salvation Taco
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 4:00 – 11:00 PM
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145 E 39th St New York, NY 10016
145 East 39th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10016
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American RestaurantToday 4:00 – 11:00 PM
Friday 4:00 – 11:00 PMSaturday 4:00 – 11:00 PMSunday 4:00 – 11:00 PMMonday 4:00 – 11:00 PMTuesday 4:00 – 11:00 PMWednesday 4:00 – 11:00 PMThursday 4:00 – 11:00 PM
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Chef April Bloomfield's take on upscale Mexican street food in a vibrant, colorful setting.- Google
"Not a spice you think typical for Mexican food - meatballs: delicious!"
"The ping pong tables in the back add to the ambiance."
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Sarah Davis
2 weeks ago
The space is cool, the food is good, and the rooftop bar is great. However, I was shocked to see the $70 charge for a pitcher of Sangria on my bill. My fault for not looking at the menu closer, but quite frankly, I couldn't read the tiny font. I was not too happy about paying $9 for a small serving of chips and salsa either. The tamarind glazed pork shank taco "dinner" was delicious, but turned out to be less than I expected. I would like to go back, but really can't think of a reason why all things considered.
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Nick Benjamin
3 months ago
A few distinctions: 1. The hotel (Pod 39) staff are great, as is the hotel in general. 2. The rooftop bar staff are complete a-holes, but it's a really nice spot. 3. The food and drinks are really good, but everything is wayyy overpriced.
Ross Smith
2 months ago
April Bloomfield rest. Owner of spotted pig and Breslin. Cuz Kate recc. Also do salvation burger.
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Michael Mohr
3 months ago
Place is really cool and the food is good. The hostess staff are consistently horrible, which I normally wouldn't pay too much mind to, but this last time was just ridiculous. We were a big group for dinner and the hostesses (all of them) were just nasty, worse than rude. They question you like it is an inquisition about where your whole party is and made us feel like they didn't even want us to be there!! We seemed to be inconveniencing them to sit at a table at 5pm on a Friday!! Newsflash, that is after work happy hour time, you should be able to serve someone a drink at a table! When they brought menus to the table they threw them at us like we had wronged them in some way because a few people were still on the way (all arrived within 15mins and the place was empty in the meantime). We had a great time but I would never go back because there is absolutely no reason for that kind of attitude at the door. There are plenty of other great places in this neighborhood. Waitress was nice enough but didn't (couldn't) make up for the way we were treated before we even sat down.
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Lara Ruth Ziobro
a week ago
The tacos here are so moist and soft, and can't beat their fresh tortillas made in front of your eyes at the bar. Downsides - tortillas are super small and tacos come with literally meat and tortillas. Need a bit more (and not the $3/$4 surcharge for crema after tacos being pricey to begin with).
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Marie Frei
a month ago
The best part about drinking and dining at Salvation Taco is the rooftop bar on the 17th floor. The elevator doors open to a nice indoor seating area but the real magic happens once you step down the small stairway underneath the twinkly lights. Through the columns and the archways you can view Manhattan skyscrapers (including the Chrysler Building). They only serve small bites served up here, so it's best to meet for drinks and a couple bowls of chips and guac. I've visited twice - once for a birthday party and once for drinks with friends and always found a place to sit.
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TJ Wilkinson
3 months ago
This reviews applies to weekday lunch only. I've been here before for happy hour and it is a much different experience. The restaurant is quiet and pleasant for a weekday lunch. There are a couple of interesting items on the menu, though there is no flexibility in it - e.g., to change a bun for a corn tortilla (to make it gluten free) or to make your guacamole a little spicier. The carnitas tacos (3 to an order) have nice, spicy, tender meat, though mine were a little heavy on the green sauce. The chicken tinga torta was a bust - not bad, but almost bland. It also had a small but significant bone in it, which would have been very bad to swallow, though the staff was very apologetic and offered to take it off the bill and get us something else. When we informed them that we already paid (we were in a bit of a hurry), we were told to see the manager next time we came in and she'd take care of us. The price is relatively high for what you get, which I expected given the connection to the adjoining hotel. Overall, a very cool venue, with good service at lunch, but also with fairly high prices and only decent food. I'd say you get more bang for your buck at a happy hour, when the drinks are flowing and the novelty of the venue and the crowd make a bigger difference.
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Saul Fearnley
a week ago
Book a table or get here early, because Salvation gets busy, and deservedly so. The food is fab, and the drink selection on point. Head to the roof for a nightcap and a brilliant view of the city.