suenos, a local win
good mexican food at suenos, which was quite unexpected. seems to be made with a lot of love, and the chef seems to put her all into it. the chile-rubbed goat was fantastic. not the biggest of fans of the drinks. however, i'd say we shared half of the things on the menu between 6+ people and i'd be hard pressed to think of something i didn't particularly care for.
1/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was creative, interesting
Food was creative, interesting and appealing. In short, terrific.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our first visit was special
Our first visit was special and we will return. Dinner at Sueno before The Atlantic Theater will be best.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
A neighborhood gem! Great
A neighborhood gem! Great food, great ambiance, reasonable prices.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Keep up the good work.
3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a delightful restaurant
This is a delightful restaurant with excellent and innovative Mexican cuisine, a reasonably priced wine list and attentive and helpful staff.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Friendly service, excellent
Friendly service, excellent food and a great bar. What's not to like?
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food - creative without
Great food - creative without being pretentious. Calm atmosphere without being dull.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Mexican restaurant
Problably the best Mexican restaurant I have ever went to. Creative, delicious, good size portions. Staff is friendly and attentive.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy hour special is great.
Happy hour special is great.
Staff was very nice and helpful
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first visit to
It was our first visit to Suenos, so asked the server for some recommendations. Chose the guacamole, chicken chiliquiles, duck confit special and goat. Food was outstanding. Everything was outstanding. The entrees each had a wonderful blend of flavor and spice -- very savory. We will be back again. Brunch starting on May 1 sounded very interesting.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Near the Joyce Theater, with
Near the Joyce Theater, with excellent food and caring staff - could have been a smidge faster as we had to rush through the wonderful desserts!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cinco de Mayo!! Way to go
While the margaritas are a bit overpriced, the food over delivers,
Split the shrimp app and it had a lovely little kick to it. The signature pecan encrusted cod was of course perfectly prepared.
Companion's fish tacos -- it was tuna that nite - were delish. This ain't MaryAnns! This is cuisine.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am definitely planning on coming back here! The food was absolutely delicious. It's a bit on the pricey side, so I consider this my "splurge Mexican restaurant". I recommend the guacamole (best I've had, and believe me I've had plenty!) the ribs and the duck comfit tacos were AMAZING! The service was exceptional, the waitress was very helpful and patient with us.
Also if you are familiar with Spanish mainstream contemporary music you will be very happy (I know I was!)
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Keeps getting better
My husband and I have been going to Suenos for over 10 years now and they never fail to impress us with incredible cuisine, drinks and ambiance.
We always discover something new and delicious on the menu - this time was the corn on the cob side dish - and the libations are all part of the incredibleness that is Suenos.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with lots of family and every aspect was perfect. Everyone loved the food and the the service and friendliness is outstanding.
I wish I lived in NY so I could get there more often.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The twist on eggs benedict
The twist on eggs benedict using cornbread is what caught my eye. It was very good.
Others in my party tried the huevos rancheros and the breakfast burrito and thought they were very good as well.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the intriguing menu at
Love the intriguing menu at Suenos - always something new and interesting. Loved the margarita too :) I'll be back - often!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm not a fan of Mexican fare, but my wife & daughter love Mexican food so I thought we could give Suenos a try. I was a little turned off by the decor, upon entering the restaurant, but immediately found the service friendly & attentive. The Smokin Suzy margarita was good, but a bit weak(which isn't always a bad thing) and we thoroughly enjoyed the guacamole. At $7.00/person, for the guacamole, I thought it was a tad expensive for what we got. Still, we enjoyed the appetizer and ordered a 2nd bowl(which was a mistake since we were too full to finish our entre's). Somewhat disappointed there wasn't more in the way of salsa. I ordered the chili rubbed branzini and, while I loved the fish, didn't care for the white rice and black beans.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Suenos is always reliable tor good, authentic, Mexican food and great margaritas.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiter most attentive and
Waiter most attentive and helped decide from extensive choices.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Flavorful and
Great Food, Flavorful and the service was spot on!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Energy level needs a little work
The food is wonderful -- delicious and creative. It just has a low key vibe that felt a little down, but overall very nice.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, if overpriced
While there is a dearth of decent food to be found in Chelsea, this "progressive" Mexican resto - tucked away on 17th St and far from the fray - is a find, if slightly overpriced. Fresh food, a convivial atmosphere, and killer margaritas.
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
This isn't your garden variety Mexican. It is a reasonably priced better than just good menu. Wine is good and so are the drinks. The service can be a little over the top intrusive bit compared to the rule in Manhattan it's a refreshing change. The corn bread wedges with dip is a surprise and the fresh guacamole is fine. The salsa could be better, chips are crisp and portions eatable not overly so.
I am a Miami girl and know a key lime from a faux green spongy thing that most NY restaurants including B Smiths tries to pass off as the real thing so you can imagine my surprise that Sueous actually DOES use KEY Limes. For that alone I would go back. Give it a try.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food has greatly improved,and
The food has greatly improved,and our meals were terrific on our last visit--wonderful guacamole and gratis black bean dip with crisp cornbread triangles,followed by delicious branzino delicately prepared with olive oil,lemon and garlic.Only complaint was that the margaritas could be larger and stronger.Excellent service too--and the 4 of us appreciated the fact that they gave us 4 separate checks--something many restaurants are strangely reluctant to do.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I don't know how I hadn't heard of this place as this is my favorite genre of food, but I'm glad I know about it now! Way better than the nearby Dos Caminos.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new favorite!
Prior to finding suenos, Rosa Mexicanos was out favorite go-to Mexican restaurant. Suenos exceeded all expectations. The Tacos Al Pastor was outstanding, and incredibly flavorful. And Suzy's Smoking' Margarita was one of the best, and most unique margarita I've ever had. Suenos will definitely be a stop for us on every trip to NYC. You won't be disappointed.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful, amazing Mexican food.
Truly one of my favorite restaurants in New York. Everything we ate was delicious and fresh and flavorful, it's tucked away so it isn't too loud (great for catching up with friends!) and the staff was wonderful. I would DEFINITELY come back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Order Jerry's "Real Deal" Margarita
The best "house" margarita and guacamole I've ever had!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We liked suenos, it was odd
We liked suenos, it was odd being used to busy and loud Manhattan restaurants to be somewhere where there were few other customers. The food was good and the cocktail menu is very good too.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm always surprised that Suenos is not more crowded because it's so much better than many of the better-known Mexican restaurants in the city. The lobster sopes, fruit margaritas, corn bread, fish, and salads are especially excellent.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Your Usual Mexcian Fare
This restaurant never disappoints. For the more budget conscious types, the price fixed menu is a very good deal. The presentation and freshness of the ingredients are obvious. The beef tacos appetizers are just the zesty right kick and easily shared by two. My date had a fish dish. It was her first time dining here and she loved it. I had the chicken mole which excellent. Had only one quibble...service was a slower than usual. Not bad mind you but we were trying to make an 8p curtain and had to rush with our apple dessert.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time I come here, I have a very good meal. This last time coincided with national taco day, and we very much enjoyed the special taco appetizer. I also appreciated the server's recommendation of the spicy watermelon margarita. Excellent.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here for a birthday
I went here for a birthday celebration and the food very good. The restaurant has a very nice ambience.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Suenos Synonymous with Comfort
The ambiance, servers, and delicious innovative cuisine made Suenos an ideal spot to enjoy the evening.
Thankfully not trendy, but as warm and inviting as an authentic restaurant in Mexico.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated my wife's birthday there Wednesday night. Wonderful food, warm reception, and even a free first round. Love this place.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Suenos is a Dream
Very pretty restaurant. Food is ambitious but good; wonderful service.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM