Noche Mexicana
Noche Mexicana

Noche Mexicana

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://noche-mexicana.com/
  • Phone: 2126626900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Rodolfo Fuentes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of 101st Street
  • Public Transit: Traveling by train train 1 to 103rd street and broadway walk down to 101st street and broadway turn east to Amsterdam avenue, we are in the corner of 101st street and Amsterdam avenue. By bus, bus m11, m7 on uptown route to 100 street and Amsterdam avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Noche Mexicana
Welcome to Noche Mexicana Restaurant. Our food is from Guerrero, a Southwestern state of Mexico. We are from a town known as Tlapa de Comomfort Guerrero, also known as the heart of the mountain in Guerrero. Our recipes have been passed on from our grandparents to our parents and our parents to us. We try our best to keep our recipes as original as possible, so we can give you a taste of the culinary flavor from the heart of the Guerrero Mountains. On our menu you will find from traditional snacks such as tacos, tostadas, sopes, etc; to the more authentic regional dishes, such as pipian de pollo [pumpkin seed sauce with chicken], chileajo de puerco [guahillo chili sauce with pork chops], or the traditional mole poblano with chicken . We have shrimp Mexican style [shrimp with sautéed onions, tomatoes and fresh jalapenos], camarones a la diabla [sautéed shrimp with chipotle sauce]. We have homemade flan; horchata and jamaica drinks. YOU ARE INVITED TO TASTE A PIECE OF MEXICO.
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Noche Mexicana reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food3.5
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance2.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
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  • So disappointed we deserted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We arrived for our dinner and ordered classic margaritas. They arrived along with the habitual chips and salsa. The chips didn't taste fresh, may have come from a bag; the salsa wasn't anything special; the drink forced us out the door! We looked at the food served to the table next to us and weren't impressed. Nothing special, not worth putting any money down towards. We were looking forward to this "authentic Mexican" family-run experience and had to go somewhere else to find it.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance2.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Noche Mexicana reviews archive.
  • Extensive real Mexican menu
    ClassicStageGroupieVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Maybe there is too much on the menu for this smallish restaurant. Good cold Mexican beer and decent sangria. We ordered the mixed platter, which included a good variety of treats. The mole rojo pork chops were very thin and tough, I'd rather have one good pork chop than two thin over cooked chops.
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    Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    chefmecheVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The service was pleasant and accommodating and the unfortunate store-bought chips were accompanied by a wonderful tomatillo salsa. But it was downhill from there. Chicken in the enchiladas was dry and the chile relleno was disgraceful. The cheese filling was nowhere near melted--ice cold as a matter of fact. The tortillas were of the supermarket variety. Perhaps they were having an off night but the excellent reviews led me to expect much better.
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  • authentic mexican
    Hilary
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Some of my family members are from Mexico and they feel that the food at Noche Mexicana is authentic Mexican cuisine. The price is very reasonable and the portions are generous. A great neighborhood place for the upperwest side.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Margaritas were good!
    LeeBVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Prices are reasonable but they should be. The atmosphere is not at all appealing and the food was just ok. May go back to try the regional specialties which are hard to find on the back page of the menu.
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  • A true find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Really good food at reasonable prices. In addition to the standard American Mexican restaurant offerings, there are more original options for you to try. Definitely worth a visit
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was actually pretty
    JeffreyVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    The food was actually pretty good Mexican. But, the service was slow and disorganized; this wasn't the waitress fault though as there was only one for the entire restaurant. One waitress, dinner rush, 20 tables...
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    kid-friendly
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  • Service was almost surly,
    dianemdVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Service was almost surly, wait staff did not know what I meant when I said I had made a reservation, took a VERY long time to get food which was medicore at best
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  • Neighborly & Friendly
    Solange
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    Sweet neighborhood restaurant. Friendly service. Food good. Leisurely, so not the place if your time is limited. Enjoyable expérience.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good basic food, no thrills though
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Kitchen would benefit from learning to use spices. Food was good (though my burrito came on a cold side), but lacking spices crosses this place from my list of "dinner with friends" and moves to list of "quick lunch alone".
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    It is a pleasant, small, building's corner place with lots of light and forthcoming waitresses. Chef is skillful in Mexican food, though it lacks a spice(s) punch one could expect, thus making it fit for general public it addresses. Def great for hearty lunch/brunch alone or as quick meal, but not so much for a long, food enjoying dinner with foodie friends.
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  • The food was hearty and tasty,
    econoinkerVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The food was hearty and tasty, but nothing special. However, the prices were low and the servings large; given this, the place is a good deal.
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  • Why cook?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    It was very good but it's always good. It's colorful, consistent & reasonably priced. Why cook when you can eat here for less? And no, I'm not their mother!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Friendly place, with delcious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Friendly place, with delcious food. I especailly like the mole poblano/ dark mole with chocolate in it!, not available many places! JT
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cutting out the middle man
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    The restaurant was great. Open table, however, not so great. The restaurant didn't even have my reservation on file. So next time I will just contact the restaurant directly to make a reservation.
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  • Chiles Rellenos, NOT!
    Poncho
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    The service was ploddingly slow and we had to remind our server several times about our beverages. The chiles rellenos, which were touted as the best in town were, in my opinion, among the worst I've ever eaten. The peppers were not roasted and peeled but hard and rubbery, the cheese was like a mass of gluten, and the sauce was thin and uninspired. It did not settle my month-long craving for chiles rellenos and I will not go back there nor will I recommend the place to others.
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  • Food was quite good, our server
    debski22VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Food was quite good, our server disappeared, did not bring us our mixed drink, and never returned. Someone brought us our food, which was tasty.
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  • Authentic mexican food at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Authentic mexican food at the right price. Guacamole is really good. Good neighborhood place to pop in for a cheap meal.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Salsa for the table and guacamole
    theplatoguyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    Salsa for the table and guacamole were pretty good, but the three entrees we shared - which had interesting names and descriptions - were underwhelming in taste.
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  • not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    It seemed more like a quick take out spot from the neighborhood. Not what I was expecting, not somwhere I would go for dinner. The margaritas are made with some frozen overly sweetened fruit and you can taste the refrigerator burn.
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    great for lunch
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  • This is the home-style Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    This is the home-style Mexican menu. The tamales are obviously hand-made, just as the kids do for a holiday dinner.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The best deal in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    Noche is one of the best values in New York. The cuisine is superb and absolutely authentic, and the setting is pleasant It is our favorite restaurants and we are tough critics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Guac. Rocks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    Food and service were very good. The guacamole was SUPERB!! Not the best margaritas though. Much much too sweet!!
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  • You could definitely tell
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2012
    You could definitely tell it was "authentic", in that the restaurant is clearly owned and operated by someone Mexican, or a Mexican family. The food was OK. Not fantastic. Not as tasty as we perhaps wanted. But a nice place to have a relatively inexpensive dinner, if you're OK with the plain decor.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • We went for an after-work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    We went for an after-work dinner with colleagues on a Thursday night. The staff had no problems accommodating our party of 10. The food was delicious, possibly the best mexican food I have had on the upper west side and really affordable on a grad student budget.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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