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El Centro
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11AM–1AM
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824 9th Ave New York, NY 10019
824 9th AvenueUSNew YorkNew York10019
$$Mexican Restaurant, Bar
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Today 11AM–1AM
Saturday 11AM–1AMSunday 11AM–11PMMonday 11:30AM–11PMTuesday 11:30AM–11PMWednesday 11:30AM–12AMThursday 11:30AM–12AMFriday 11:30AM–1AM
El Centro is a delicious Mexican restaurant located in the heart of NYC! Come in for a truly authentic taste of the south, today!
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Boisterous, colorful, small spot serving Mexican fare, margaritas & sangria.- Google
"Friendly staff, delicious mahi mahi tacos and corn chips."
"This popular Mexican restaurant in HK is a cozy friendly restaurant."
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Hillary-Marie Tap
a month ago
So glad we came across this restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious! I'm only giving 4 stars instead of 5 because the wait time came be rough, but that's just because everyone else has figured out how awesome this restaurant is.
Response from the owner - a month ago
I'm so glad you came across us too, Hillary-Marie! I hope one day we can earn that fifth star from you, because as a team, we're always striving to offer the best possible service experience. Nevertheless, I'm glad the food is always on point for you, and I can't wait to make future visits even better. Can't wait! - Mike D. - Operations Manager
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D Nguyễn
3 months ago
This popular Mexican restaurant in HK is a cozy friendly restaurant. The table spacing isn’t so cramp that you are right next to your neighbor. The food and drinks here are always pretty good and solid. The service is fairly good and consistent. I certainly enjoy the drinks here and the margaritas aren’t sugary sweet like some other place. The dishes that I’ve ordered are on point. Well, seasoned and portions are about right. I tried that lamb shank and my friend had the chicken kabob looking plate on one night we dined. The lamb was tender, came with rice and black beans. It could probably use a bit more seasoning but overall it was very good. Compared to other Mexican restaurant in the area, El Centro is a standout.
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Response from the owner - 3 months ago
I appreciate this review a lot, and I'm glad we can consistently give you a great experience here! I'm looking forward to many more. - Don
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Larry Grewell
2 weeks ago
Great chicken tacos, mahi mahi tacos. Friendly service. Can't wait to go back.
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Fabio Mattioli
3 months ago
El centro is one of the best Mexican Restaurant in New York City. They are especially good in preparing steaks -- they marinate the meat and cook it to perfection. They Chilaquile Steak is marvelous - and so are various other items of the brunch menu (including their pancakes - they come with delicious and non banale sauces and dips). The decor is down to earth, but it creates a great atmosphere: shiny hearts, skulls, and other Mexican symbols are everywhere and you'll sit at a glass table with beer caps under the glass panel! The service is quick and reliable, and the staff is very nice and friendly. And if you are in a mood for a cocktail, don't worry: they margaritas are excellent! Only thing I wasn't too excited about was the Mole: it tasted a bit too bland.
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Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Fabio, I'm really appreciative of this review. It means a lot to me that you've found some dishes from the menu you love, like the Steak and brunch pancakes -- not to mention a good margarita to wash it all down. I'll look into that Mole for you, because it shouldn't be bland, but I'm glad you let me know. Your feedback means the world, and I can't wait for another visit from you soon. - Don
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Enrico Zanardo
in the last week
Nice and tasty Mexican joint.. I like their burrito helicioso and their quesadillas!
Response from the owner - in the last week
Hey, Enrico -- I'm thrilled the burritos and quesadillas have really hit the spot for you! Can't wait to have you in for many more. -- Mike D. - Operations Manager
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Sebastian Campos
3 months ago
Really good food! Reasonable prices and they don't skimp on the alcohol when you order drinks! (You know... like some other cheapo places that really water down your drinks with LOTS of ice and juice instead of what you actually want in it!)
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Sebastian, glad we can make those cocktails just right for ya! Nobody likes a watered down drink, especially us, so we wouldn't want to do it to anyone else. See you again soon for another round. Cheers! - Don
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Brian Friedman
2 weeks ago
First time for me. Food was seriously delicious and the staff waited on me hand and foot. I'll definitely come back.
Response from the owner - a week ago
Hey there, Brian! I'm thrilled to read how taken care of you felt and how great your meal was. Definitely looking forward to that next visit already! - Mike D. - Operations Manager
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Damaris Ceren
a week ago
My food is delicious, I had the chicken fajitas. My bestie has enchiladas and she said her food was OK. The waitress was not very knowledgeable on the menu and she was not attentive :( she took too long.
Response from the owner - a week ago
Hi, Damaris! While I'm glad you and your friend enjoyed your food, I wish you had received the awesome service experience we're known for as well. I'll address the staff and ensure that we're operating up to our usual awesome standard moving forward, so your next experience will be even more stellar. -- Mike D. - Operations Manager


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