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Mojave Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mojaveny.com
  • Phone: (718) 545-4100
  • Hours of Operation:

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

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

    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 (718) 545-4100
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican / Southwestern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had the regular guacamole and it was fantastic. Bartender was friendly and made a great drink with jalepeno infused tequila."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I toke my teenagers and a three years old to celebrate Mother's Day, it was amazing food, excellent service !! I would defenitly recommended."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Took my wife here on VDAY - great food and good service,"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was flavorful and delicious, margaritas fabulous , decor stunning, and reasonably priced!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "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. ."
    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."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The outdoor seating was casual and the food delicious. The indoor seating would be great for a special occasion."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Mojave is a neighborhood staple. The food is always great and they use good tequila even in their house margaritas."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "I found Mojave a little costly not a place I would visit often."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "Went here with group friends for friends bday Good service good food and lots of sangria!"
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "The food and service were OK. Feel the restaurant is a bit overpriced. But all in all, it was a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "I've been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed.....LOVE their sangritas...a def must!"
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/26/2013
  • "Great food, great service, great sangria. Had an amazing time!!!! Def going backk"
    Dined on 11/30/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/27/2012
  • "I'm a vegan and I was super happy that they added a few vegan items to the menu. Now I love this place even more. The tempah tacos were delicious! As always, the jalapeno infused tequila hit the spot."
    Dined on 10/6/2012
  • "Have been to mojave many times. We love it. The empanadas, the tacos, the quesadillas are all really good. The Grande sangritas are to die for. The outdoor dining out back makes you forget you're in Astoria. Great fun Mexican."
    Dined on 9/16/2012
  • "Great fun Mexican in Astoria. We love their sangritas while sitting out back."
    Dined on 8/28/2012
  • "Service was good, food was good, ambiance was very nice. What more can I say, a nice spot for couples, families or just a casual drink."
    Dined on 8/24/2012