Mancora
Mancora

Mancora

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mancorarestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: 212 253 1011x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 4:30 - 12:30am;
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American
  • Executive Chef: Jose Pena
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Call for details.
  • Entertainment: Latin Peruvian Music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6 & 7 street
  • Public Transit: F train (at 2nd avenue, Bus
    M15.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 1st Avenue, 6th street
A word from Mancora
Mancora Restaurant and Bar brings you to the heart of what was once the Inca Empire, with authentic Peruvian and Latin American cuisine and a warm, friendly, homey atmosphere.
Peruvian food has evolved over the years with influences brought in by immigrants from the world over, including Spain, China, Italy, Germany, Japan and Africa. Using the traditional staples from Peru and Spain, mainly corn, potatoes, chili peppers, rice, wheat, seafood and meats, Mancora Chef Enrique Peraldo skews classics toward the mainstream, presenting unique and tasteful culinary offerings now becoming quite popular to the American palate. Among the most popular is "ceviche" - a dish of seafood marinated in citrus. Mancora welcomes you to Peru at its best in the East Village.
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Mancora reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)special occasion (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Little Peru spot
    kim2nycVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I like this restaurant, service was good food was fresh and good tasted. Portion was good for the price. 4 of us had 2 Ceviches, 2 meat options & 3 appetizers. they were all good. meat were little overcooked i guess that is the South American style. overall is good for the value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.1
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 77 reviews are from the Mancora reviews archive.
  • Party of 6
    SJamJam
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our party of 6 was sat when a majority of our party was there. The server greeted us and took drink orders as soon as we sat down. Everything was tasty and my group was pleased with my pick of restaurant. What shocked us the most was when the bill came and we split it equally, (appetizers, cocktails, main course and dinner) it ended up being inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Mancora accommodated a group of 18 for a birthday brunch. Affordable pre-fixe brunch included one drink and amazing, flavorful food. The service was excellent. The place was quieter during brunch but great for our group who felt comfortable and able to enjoy the restaurant. Would 100% go back to try dinner (which had more delicious options).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Favorite
    KL430
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I celebrated my birthday here with a party of 9. All of the staff were helpful and attentive without being in our face all the time. The drinks were very good and strong for the low prices. The strawberry mojito and gold margarita are so good. The appetizers were good, especially the grilled octopus and beef heart. Everyone enjoyed their entree (steak, chicken, mussels, paella, ceviche, etc). Although the space is small, they allowed us to dance to the Spanish music in the little floor space that was available. I had flan accompanied by a happy birthday song, which tasted really good. We were also able to split the bill using different credit cards which was nice. Overall I had a great time here and will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large group seated easily
    WC7850
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I came with a large group of 11 people, and Mancora was able to fit us easily at 7:30 PM on a Friday. We were even able to get seated before all of us arrived. The food and service was solid!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peruvianfood
    Losat
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I went to this restaurant with a friend and our teen age daughters. The food was good, the ambience small, and intimate. The waiter was extremely friendly, polite and accommodating. We each asked for substitutions and it was not at all a problem. Each request was met with a "no problem". Fooled arrived in a timely manner. We enjoyed the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, but really loud
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Unbeknownst to us, it was Salsa Night with lessons and cleared tables for a dance floor. The music was loud and we could barely hear each other without shouting, and service was slow. However, the food was good. The fried pork and beef heart skewers were deliciously prepared. The mixed seafood ceviche was good, but could've been fresher. The roast chicken was good, as were the accompanying sauces. The maduros were very good. Don't get the flan. The flavor was good, but it was ruined by a curdled texture and rubbery skinned top layer. Overcooked.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bargain of a neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Found this place in a pinch when my original reservation down the road was not logged in (they didn't take open table). Pleasantly surprised. Quality of food is great and the prices are very reasonable. Place was definitely vibrant and a few large groups there. Would go back and recommend for a gathering, not too fancy but just good food and drinks. Service was good and the staff was very nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff was accommodating,
    dmz75VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The staff was accommodating, the food was excellent and the service was quick and efficient. My party of 8 had a wonderful time and were allowed to linger for several hours without being disturbed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALL 8 of us said we'd go back again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    8 of us had a variety of foods that we all enjoyed. Peruvian pisco drinks and Sangria were tasty too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Gem
    Cyberlick
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here for Valentine's Day after my girlfriend had been the previous week and raved about the food. We ordered several rounds of margaritas. For an appetizer we had the grilled octopus and seafood cerviche - both were excellent, fresh tasting and addictive. For entrees, my girlfriend had the salmon and spinach mashed potatoes, while I had the paella marinara. The salmon was delicious, while the paella was your typical fare. Next time I would like to try something different - I can't complain about the paella, but it won't end wars in foodie nations. Altogether the most expensive item was the booze (isn't it always?) with the food being in the mid-teens of cost. I highly suggest seeking this place out at least once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DIsappointing
    skritek
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    We went on the recommendation of a Peruvian friend. Maybe we caught them on an off night but almost everything was a disappointment. Ceviche was good, but lacked the vibrancy of other ceviche I've had. The rest of the meals were very unremarkable.Overcooked salmon, overcooked steak, overcooked shrimp. A real lack of technique in the kitchen. Anticuchos came out stone cold and a little tough. The key to that dish is the heart is just seared so as not to be chewy. Pisco sour was very good, service was nice and attentive. Just the food was bland and poorly executed. I hope that our experience was a one off and they really are as good as some of the reviews say, but not on our visit.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Peruvian at it's best
    SusanM
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Mancora has traditional Peruvian decor and lacks a little more luxury look but the service and food are uncomparable. I don't eat Peruvian much outside being Peruvian myself but when I do its at Mancora. It's always a sure place to bring friends together for good drinks and food. Ever since I went last summer for the first time I can't seem to get enough. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!!!
    Profmaman
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    My friends and I had a wonderful evening with delicious, delicious food at Mancora! Service was attentive and helpful. Great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good Peruvian food,
    WAK2013VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Pretty good Peruvian food, great prices and portions - food and drinks. But very loud
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We all really enjoyed Mancora
    MandBVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    We all really enjoyed Mancora and will definitely be back. Chimichurri was especially good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bring your earplugs.
    foodieNthemaking007
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    If I were petite and deaf this would be an ideal spot. It's entirely too loud and the tables are crammed together. Mancora should consider taking out a few tables and changing up their music selections. There's so much going on here. It's too crowded to be a bar or dance hall, too loud to be a restaurant, what is it? I'm sure the couple beside me didn't appreciate my rear end in their ceviche as I was trying to get to my seat. Hmmm what else? Service was rushed. I ordered tapas for my date and I and an appetizer as well, our server took it upon himself to take my menu away and assume my order was complete I'll never know how good the mango ceviche was. It looked so yummy too. :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food however small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    I've been going to Mancora for years and was one of my fav Peruvian restaurants, however, just recently went there for Father's day and noticed the portions have been downsized. Very disappointing! One of the main reasons I would go to that restaurant was because of the good food and amazing portions, not sure if I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chilly But Great
    YouJustGotMacked
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    This is my second time dining there and I love the food but it kept coming out luke warm. I don't understand how my plate is coming straight from the kitchen but it's only warm as opposed to hot. The servers are very friendly though and the atmosphere is always pleasant. My suggestion is just to send back your plate if it's not hot enough because there's really no excuse for a luke warm plate when the kitchen is steps away and the venue isn't huge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the neighborhood
    MarcLVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Delicious food beautifully prepared. The best of the EV. Great lunch and brunch specials. Attentive and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I thought the wine list was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    I thought the wine list was great and very cheap which was the best thing about it. Plantains to start were also great but I ordered the red snapped with sweet potato crust and it was one of the worst most bland meals I've had at a restaurant in a really long time. There was just no seasoning, no texture -- very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I NEED to Return
    YouJustGotMacked
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I loved this place and I can't wait to return. The drinks were amazing. The food was delicious and the staff was pleasant. Mind you, everything was reasonably priced and it is in a great location for partying. What more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very rude service w. tasteless food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    The service was terrible. I went for my birthday and first I called to let them know I was going to be late, they said if I didn't show up on time I would lose the table, which I found very rude. The female on the phone didn't sound friendly. When I arrived to the place I was happy and excited, but when I was ready to order the waiter was rude and ignored me. When I was trying to get his attention he obviously he did hear me but still ignored me. The people there were not friendly, all rude. I used to come to this place before and I loved it, but now the food has minimized, the fries tasted stale. The steak was tasteless, and the service was very poor and rude!!! I will never come here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some of the food was great
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    Some of the food was great and some just average. The tamale was outstanding. The waitstaff was outstanding we had Richard. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome and was incredibly friendly and attentive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very tasty. The spinach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Food was very tasty. The spinach mash potatoes are AWESOME!!! We will definitely return. The drinks are pretty good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second time dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    This was my second time dinning at the restaurant and I have to say that this experience was even better than the first time!!! We came here on New Year's Eve and for the packed restaurant the service was pretty good. I ordered the prefix menu for 35 bucks and everything thing came out in huge portions (the seafood soup was AMAZING) and the beef, chicken, and lamb were so tender that I did not really need to use a knife to cut them. I definitely will make dinning at Mancora a NYE tradition for as long as I'm in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great East Village Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Great lunch place with great food and very reasonable price. Impressive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The loud music, and the quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    The loud music, and the quality of it (Gangman Style played at some point), plus the fact that there were 2-3 loud birthdays going on (each accompanied by a 5-minute 'Happy Birthday' song), really ruined the experience. I liked the food, but I won't come back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mancora is fun, the food is
    Damon
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Mancora is fun, the food is fantastic and plentiful. Had no idea that Peruvian beer was so awesome. Great service. No doubt will be my neighborhood fav.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went with a group of 6. Our
    MMAOC
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Went with a group of 6. Our reservation was seated within 20minutes and at a nice table. The ceviche was authentic as was the aji de gallina. Loved that they carry Cusquena beer too. Staff was extremely accomodating. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delish, attentive service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    delish, attentive service, been there when empty and when crowded, has not varied! nice variation to all the indian joints in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Place is trendy decorated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    Place is trendy decorated and has a cool vibe to it. Service was good. The ceviche was a bit bland... it lack sabor. I would give it a another try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The bad: the red snapper ceviche
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    The bad: the red snapper ceviche was bland; The good: seafood taco was tasty; The delicious: one of the seafood entree(just couldn't remember the name) was Yummy! Conclusion: definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had an early dinner with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    I had an early dinner with the friend on a Friday, so the place was empty. The staff was attentive and checked in on us regularly. They even heard my friend drop her knife on the floor and rushed right over with a clean one. The food was excellent. We shared two appetizers, grilled octopus and anticucho (cow heart), and each of us got a ceviche. Everything was delicious. The ceviche was everything it's supposed to be - oniony, limey and with lots of avocado that all mixed to create a yummy sort of dressing. I had a maracuya and a traditional pisco sour. Both yummy. The portions were good and the prices reasonable. The only complaint is that there wasn't enough Peruvian green sauce. Seriously, you need a medium-sized bowl of that stuff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Peruvian food. Pisco
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Excellent Peruvian food. Pisco Sour was great!! Service was outstanding. When it is busy, there is only elbow room from table to table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    The place sits on a calm corner. The ambiance and the service was on point. My girlfriend loved the food, but I think it could have been a bit better. I liked the fact they serve human portions of food and not humongous plates that feed like four. The taste was a bit off, a little to plain for my liking, but they catered to all my requests. Don't forget to ask for a side of Huancaina Sauce : ) they will give it to you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ladies reunion lunch to say
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Ladies reunion lunch to say farewell to a friend who was moving out of the country. Had mimosas and lunch, the ceviche - mixed seafood was awesome. The others had steak dishes and were very pleased as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TOO MUCH WAIT DIDN'T EVEN GET MEALS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Went there for dinner food took so long we had to leave without our dinner. Staff promised a gift card but did not give one. Apps were good but small. Completely threw our whole night off.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • While the food was good, the
    nishles
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    While the food was good, the service was quite poor and would not recommend for groups. Out of our friends, we had two who were 20 minutes late and the staff kept asking every 5 minutes to take those extra seats away from us. They were very rude and inconsiderable about it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tables are piled on top of
    CaligalVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    Tables are piled on top of each other. Octopus salad - octopus was terrible and spongy and chewy. Rotisserie chicken was dry, plantains were overdone. Service was rushed and not very helpful. We will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic