Mojave
Mojave

Mojave

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mojaveny.com/
  • Phone: 7185454100
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Baltazar Garcia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For information on off-site catering please contact us.
  • Private Party Facilities: The outdoor patio can be reserved for private parties larger than 60 guests. For more information please contact Susan.
  • Private Party Contact: Susan O 7185454100
  • Entertainment: Viva Margarita Wednesdays with live music and $5 margaritas all night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ditmars Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Last stop of N or Q trains to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking easily available in local streets.
A word from Mojave
In this adobe hacienda, the décor is subdued and soothing. Warm cream color walls, dark wood floors and furniture allow one to focus on the artistic design of the room, with three separate pitched ceilings made from spruce and fir strategically placed with hidden lighting on the walls. When evening falls, the flickering glow of candles adds comfortable warmth to the already pleasant ambiance. The food is Southwestern with of course authentic Mexican flare. From starters such as the hand hacked Hass avocado guacamole and MotherRoad Roadhouse Chili to entrees such as slow & low braised Short ribs of Angus beef, Mojave's menu is both fun and interesting.
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Mojave reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)neighborhood gem (11)great for outdoor dining (10)fit for foodies (8)romantic (7)vibrant bar scene (7)special occasion (5)great for brunch (5)hot spot (4)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Mexican in Astoria
    spskagsVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great find in Astoria Fish Was Excellent Dessert was the too good to pass up
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican!
    Dot1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Mojave has some great Mexican food. I have been here for brunch and dinner and both are amazing. Their popular sangritas (a mixture of sangria and frozen margaritas) are fun and tasty and deceptively strong. The staff is attentive but not overbearing and my friends and I always have a good time when we go. Definitely make a trip out there during the warm weather and enjoy their lovely outdoor space. Things to try: their short rib tacos, their chicken empanadas, pretty much anything; everything we had was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gotta love the Shrimp Tacos!
    Push2Extreme
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Date night...regular. It's a location if you looking for a tapas spot or a last minute go out. They always have good service. The menu could use some additions, but the shrimp tacos with the mango is absolutely delicious. Pitcher of Sangria with white wine for about $36 bucks is a good deal as well. I would gladly recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot spot for eye candies
    AWESOME
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    If you want to eat out with a nice view filled with eye candies, this is the place to be. Indoors is beautifil with the decorated ambiance and in house live music. The food is great expecially the duck enchiladas. A great night life spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a waste
    LovesTooEat
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This restaurant was said to be Astoria's best Mexican food; I wonder how that came to be because the food was awful. Their guacamole was tasteless and their salsa tasted like it came from a jar. My sister got Duck Enchiladas which she said was ok but not great. I got the Pepitaas Salmon which, though very colorful, was boring. The flavors were not strong enough to make an impact on my taste buds and each bite felt mushy and unsatisfying.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed feelings
    Orii
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Heard about this place is a newspaper review that raved about it. I was excited to try it bc I haven't been to this part of Astoria. The inside decor is beautiful, but my group ate outside since the AC was too cold. Outdoors wasn't as nice but still a perfect place for a summer night meal. Sangria was ok, nothing special. The food was hit or miss - people who order the quesadillas were pleased, I ordered the shrimp tacos which were average. The service was slow, and it took a while for our food to come out, but it was ok since it gave our group time to catch up and chat. All in all, I don't think id come back here but it was nice to try something new.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Rogue
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We could not stop raving about how great everything was. I tasted food from everyone's plate and they were all amazing things I would order again. My mom claimed the squash risotto was the best risotto she'd ever had. We had a big meal with drinks, appetizers, sides, and desserts and it was ALL amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 51 reviews are from the Mojave reviews archive.
  • Best guac ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Had the regular guacamole and it was fantastic. Bartender was friendly and made a great drink with jalepeno infused tequila.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    Momndadgoout
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had it not been for the decent food and that it was Mother's Day and I had my two kids with me. I would have walked out due to the slow as molasses service. It took 25 min just to put in my drink order then 30 min more to actually receive my drink. Unbelievably slow. The wait staff looked frazzled. Also they were out of three entrees and it was only 6pm. The blue chip crusted calamari was noticeably good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day celebration
    Vanessa
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I toke my teenagers and a three years old to celebrate Mother's Day, it was amazing food, excellent service !! I would defenitly recommended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    This restaurant is such a gem. Located in Astoria right by the elevated train stop, it's VERY convenient from the city. The food is EXCELLENT! And OMG - the Sangrita is to die for. Try the Guacamole. VERY good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last minute
    MARIEVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Tried Mojave out last minute food was great. They also serve brunch which is popular the server said. Would definitely go back during that time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prefix Menu was on point
    Cray
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took my wife here on VDAY - great food and good service,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome little place
    MMMdelish
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Came here with my bff and we liked it since we walked through the door. Really enjoyed the food and ambience. The lighing by my table was very slow, that not even the candle helpped, but still love it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    LovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Food was flavorful and delicious, margaritas fabulous , decor stunning, and reasonably priced!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Astoria Mexican
    StCheryl
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Lovely Mexican restaurant very close to the last stop on the N train in Astoria. Good food, good service, great cactus pear margaritas. The noise level inside can be kind of high, partly due to the constant soundtrack. It's easy to get there from Manhattan, and is substantially cheaper than equivalent Manhattan restaurants. Child-friendly, and nice garden for warm weather.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dinner atmosphere
    ELkay
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Went here to dine with some of my girlfriends. the place was pretty crowded but it had a good ambiance. The waiters were very helpful and friendly and they accommodated us very quickly. Would definitely come back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot for a nice dinner
    dineKing
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    this place is great for a quiet dinner, a first dinner date or a romantic night out during weekdays. during weekdays it is very quiet and nice ambience. nice selection of drinks, great wings, and nice entree. good prices for good food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Three Course Thanksgiving
    Mojave2Girl
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    A wonderful bargain, excellent food and the best service. A Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings and just a hint of the old South West. The included seasonal tequila cocktail was out of this world! Who could ask for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ....missing a kick across the board
    NYCfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We went to Mojave on a Friday night. We had a cocktail at the bar before we sat down for dinner. The Margarita was missing a zest and taste. The food was blant and had no seasoning . We had crusted calamari to start, chicken relleno and chicken fajita. My boyfriend and I found that we can heat up rice and chicken and add a tortilla and hot souce at home. It was a blant experience. The starter was probably the best of all We will not go back. .
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, Not Great
    PapaJulietZulu
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The food was pretty decent and menu was specifically very interesting. We were brought the wrong food twice but I didn't even mind that. The problem was, everything was a little pricey. Considering the Taco Truck on the corner has some of the best food in the city...and at a price that's 70% less? I'm not sure I'd go back to Mojave. Again, the chef is great...and you will have a nice night out...but you're gonna pay hefty for it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Outdoor Dining
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    The outdoor seating was casual and the food delicious. The indoor seating would be great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good!
    EddieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    I have visited their sister restaurant in the West Village-Agave- and I had never been to the Astoria outpost. Lets say that I am now happy that I dont have to get all the way down to the village for awesome mexican food. As an astoria purist, i can say that the restaurant doesnt really "fit" in its environment, which makes it all the more better because its something different and delicious. I highly reccomend it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good option
    gc917
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Mojave is a neighborhood staple. The food is always great and they use good tequila even in their house margaritas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I found Mojave a little costly
    sunshine
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    I found Mojave a little costly not a place I would visit often.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome Sangrita, delish empanadas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    place was beautiful, food excellent, drinks, mmmmmm Cannot wait to go back again, this time with somebody who can drive me home so I can enjoy more than 1 Sangrita !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bday
    FoxsaysVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Went here with group friends for friends bday Good service good food and lots of sangria!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was average good
    MaggyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    The food and service were OK. Feel the restaurant is a bit overpriced. But all in all, it was a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE IT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    I've been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed.....LOVE their sangritas...a def must!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mojave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    I thought the music was a tad bit annoying, and the service was a little slow, but the food was good and the place has a great following.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went for a spontaneous dinner
    Cinoevil
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    I went for a spontaneous dinner during the week with my daughters. We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, we had the guacamole with the wings as a appetizer, steak tacos, veggie burger and portobello quesadilla for dinner which were all wonderful. And as ones never to pass up dessert, the fruit fondue was a perfect end to a lovely evening. I've been here three times now and have enjoyed each time very much, I would definitely recommend Mojave because of its friendly and attentive staff and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Mojaveaddict
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    The food is just amazing! My eyes literally did the whole roll to the back of the head thing. My first time going on Friday and I was back on Saturday night! The staff is so attentive! I mean the food is spectacular the decor is point. The staff is great! The price is affordable for anyone! The perfect spot! I LOVE IT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always
    harry
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    We were looking to celebrate "Cinco De Mayo" at Mojave. We could not get through by telephone to make a reservation. However, Open//table saved the day. As always, the food and service was outstanding. Also, the music was great, but, a little too loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and good fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Not only is the food delicious, but the wait staff is very attentive and accommodating with any changes you want to make (e.g., no cilantro). The meals come out quickly, but they do not rush you. The molten chocolate cake is a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I always enjoy Mojave but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    I always enjoy Mojave but was disappointed in the menu revisions, my favorite gulf shrimp appetizer is no longer on the menu and the prices have increased since I was there less than a month ago. Getting very pricey.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ONLY COMPLAINT WAS THE SERVICE.
    Alexandra80VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    ONLY COMPLAINT WAS THE SERVICE. THE FOOD TOOK FOREVER TO COME TO OUR TABLE AND PEOPLE THAT SAT AFTER US GOT THEIR FOOD FIRST. MY SISTER ORDERED A GLASS OF WINE AND THE GLASS CAME WITH LIPSTICK STAINS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Towards the end of the evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Towards the end of the evening the music got a bit too loud. Service could have been a little better as we had to ask the hostess for a second round of drinks. Our waitress was very nice and helpful but it seemed she was running around a lot. My go to dish is the skirt steak fajitas which has been good every time I've ordered them. Overall this restaurant is great for a romantic date, a big celebration or a last minute dinner. I always like to make a reservation though because it's usually crowded.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OOPS
    bonesVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    I totally screwed up. I went online looking for restaurants in Westfield NJ and typed in Mojave and when it came up I booked a reservation. When I got to the restaurant they had no reservation, but fortunately could sit us after a brief wait. They said that they didn't use any booking service, so I took out my phone and looked at my confirmation and saw that the Mojave I booked was in Astoria Queens. In ,y life I have never been and will never be at a restaurant in Astoria.! I do not know how that came up when I was looking in NJ I do find that your site is not great when trying to book geographically.
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  • Great food, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Great food, great service, great sangria. Had an amazing time!!!! Def going backk
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Although I thought the guacamole
    punchVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Although I thought the guacamole was very good and the salsa's were excellent I found my salmon tacos to be more like wraps than tacos and that was disappointing. A glass of sangria spilled at my table and the wait staff very efficiently and nicely cleaned the spill and replaced the drink.
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