Cafe El Presidente

Cafe El Presidente

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafeelpresidente.com/
  • Phone: 2122423491
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am

    Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 11:00am

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 12:00am

    Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jason Debriere
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cafe El Presidente
Born on the balmy beaches of the Yucatan, Cafe el Presidente is your destination for authentic tacos and ice-cold beer. We offer an authentic taco experience using the freshest and most wholesome ingredients in everything from our freshly-pressed juices and aguas frescas to our homemade Vista Hermosa salsas and totopos.
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Cafe El Presidente reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (6)hot spot (5)fit for foodies (5)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (2)special occasion (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great Find
    MikeT1010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was delicious and fresh. Service Excellent Crispy fish taco..Awesome Great location Must try
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mexican street food made fancy
    MRNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The place is so cute and fun to walk in, the staff are friendly but please do not over order, it can be a lot of fun…take it slow. The kitchen is open and its kind fun to watch. I don’t remember the music which it would have been nice to remember, add some Mexican flavor to the place. The one thing that annoyed me was the busboys trying to take the plates constantly from the table… OK I appreciate good service but please don’t overdo it especially if half of us still eating dinner. The Place needs a desert menu, It was my son’s birthday and we had to get a cake and go back home… Have at least a flan… Overall a nice place we will go back for more tacos – which they were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovetocookandeat
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Delicious food. Sunday morning, 9:30, is a great time for a group...before NYC has awakened:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Loud
    CyradVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    While quick efficient service and interesting food, the noise overpowers the experience. Try the corn in a cup. Very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun affordable dinner
    HollyGeeVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The tacos are delish and they do drinks by the pitcher. Great for a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    LHG1990VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had been dying to try this place and it definitely lived up to the hype! The pulled pork taco was out of this world! The side of corn was delicious as well. You also can't beat the price..great food, service, and ambiance. Would definitely recommend to a friend or go back myself!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like walking into a joint in Playa
    UWSdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    El Presdiente was like walking into a restaurant in Playa del Carmen. Great beach'y vibe, food was delicious, service was good. The drinks were only ok and overpriced relative to the rest of the menu. Get the ceviche.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 6 reviews are from the Cafe El Presidente reviews archive.
  • Great drinks & Guac
    SariSa
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I love the watermelon juice and the guacamole at this great gathering spot. As long as you make a reservation they will seat you right away and the wait staff is attentive. Great food, affordable prices and fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Lunch
    Snap
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Had early reservation for lunch. Only 2 tables ahead of us. Ordered appetizers and drinks all arrived in decent amount of time. Lunch was ordered and 45 minutes went by and only half arrived. Restaurant was totally full by this time. We asked for the check and hostess was kind enough to bring over additional appetizers and the check adjusted for the delay. Our remaining food arrived. Hostess and Waitress were very apologetic for the confusion in the kitchen they had sent our food to another table. They have only been open for 4 weeks. Tough situation. Food was delicious but service still has a few hitches. They handled it well. Will try again in a few weeks and hope for improvement.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Spot, Solid Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Don't come here if you're hard of hearing or in the mood for a cozy, romantic dinner. The restaurant is loud and boisterous and fun. The food is excellent, especially the juices and the maiz quesadilla.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Margaritas
    BobR
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Totally riduculous!!! Choose from 5 drinks. No variations. No Corona. No margaritas. No vodka. No wine. Food, Only tacos. Nothing else. No burritos. No enchiladas. No entrees. No appetizers. Tacos and sides. That's it!! Don't bother. Not cheap, not good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best tacos in NYC
    mojavejenVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I'm from Tucson, AZ, and these are some of the best tacos I've eaten. Definitely the best in NYC. El Presidente's commitment to high-quality meats and other ingredients really shows. The carnitas were outrageously good and unafraid of spice. Can't wait until the tortilleria inside the restaurant starts selling packages of tortillas to go, since it's nearly impossible to find good tortillas in this city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    This fish and chicken tacos were delicious! The guacamole is fresh and a must! The cocktails were lovely. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic