El Maguey y la Tuna
El Maguey y la Tuna

El Maguey y la Tuna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elmagueyylatunamex.com/
  • Phone: (212) 473-3919
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Spanish, Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Are you looking to plan an event in New York? Welcome to El Maguey Y La Tuna, where you can find great Mexican food prepared and served by skilled staff dedicated to your gathering's every need.The traditional fare and unique atmosphere will surely make your event one to remember.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria L. Cortez 8553838561

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Attorney St.
  • Public Transit: Essex St (J, M, Z)

    Delancey St (F)

    2 Av (F)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from El Maguey y la Tuna
We are a family run restaurant established in 2003. We provide Mexican homestyle cooking. We have strong Margaritas and Sangria. We are known for our Moles sauces such as Mole Poblano, Mole verde, Mole de 5 chile and more.
Great for Large groups!!
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El Maguey y la Tuna reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance2.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Decent food, strange crowd.
    StarvingLawStudent
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food is ok, the service was good. There was a very aggressive fellow with a guitar alternating between mariachi and classic rock. It has a fun, hole-in-the-wall vibe, which adds a lot to the experience. It's also pretty cheap. Get a mezcal margarita if you go.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 8 reviews are from the El Maguey y la Tuna reviews archive.
  • nice local spot
    mymealandeye
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    casual relaxing place away from the crowdy nights in the LES. Meal plus a drink, dessert and tip was under $30. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing moles
    DaceyDVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Title says it all. Blah margies, blah guacamole, but AMAZING moles. And a very nice waiter.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Deal Mexican
    Murgatroyd
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    El Maguey has the feel of an authentic family run restaurant. The food is delicious, fresh and home made tasting. Good drinks and they can handle a crowd with ease. The bathrooms may be a little TOO authentic, but nothing to worry about! I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great...if you order correctly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I was scrambling day of for a group of 12 and El Maguey y la Tuna was able to take us at 8pm on a Saturday so I was very thankful for that. The wait staff was attentive, handled our group well, and kept us very happy. The food and drink was all over the scale though. The Margaritas, while strong were simply not tasty. I think they had too much water in them. If you like creamy vs chunky guacamole, this is your dream. The guac was great and very smooth. I ordered a mole enchilada and the sauce was FANTASTIC. My girlfriend ordered fajitas and it looked like it was microwaved frozen chicken (and tasted like it too). I would rate this 3 stars for a normal sized party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Group Dinner
    BandDinner
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We had dinner here before our band played at Parkside lounge. We had about 8 people, and I was able to make a reservation just a few days in advance. The restaurant is small but we had a great table with plenty of space. The food was awesome, some of the best mole that I have had. The server was really accommodating with dietary restrictions (we had vegetarian and gluten free in our group ...) and he was just a great, kind guy. Definitely will be back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nicest Staff, Authentic Food
    ChuckBoerumHill
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I was looking for a Mexican place in the LES and stumbled across El Maguey y la Tuna. Wow, were we pleasantly surprised! First, the service was amazing! The waitress took time to explain their specialties and even brought out little samples of a few different moles for us to try! I can't say enough good things about the service. For drinks, we had a jalapeno margarita and red sangria. Both were delicious. The drinks were also quite strong. I love spicy margaritas and this one was better then 95% of the ones I've had in the city. As for the food, it was quality home-style Mexican, and we were very happy. Overall, a great experience, we will definitely be back. Authentic, family owned restaurants like this deserve your business!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went on Cinco de Mayo. Set
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Went on Cinco de Mayo. Set menu that was over priced for Cinco de Mayo. Charged us for chips they served to us. We paid $12 extra dollars for chips.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We celebrated my friend's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    We celebrated my friend's birthday here, and they even decorated for her. They really provided great service, and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate