Value gem in NYC!
We got lucky with this one - the service was outstanding, the food was very good and the bill reminded us that there are still value gems in NYC!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden Uptown Gem
My experience at El Paso was more then stellar. My bestfriend and I were in desperate need of good food after moving into our new apartment all day and El Paso, was what the doctor prescribed. The cocktails are delicious, tacos were authentic, and the service couldn't have been better. If you live uptown stop missing out and go to El Paso.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back again & again!
Was looking for a fun authentic Mexican restaurant to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with my boyfriend, and decided on El Paso based on the open table reviews. So glad we came! The atmosphere was fun and festive. The restaurant is bigger than it appears and although it was extremely crowded because of the holiday, we were seated promptly at 7:45 (which was our reservation time). Our server was extremely pleasant and kept the drinks coming. The menu looked amazing so we ordered 4 different appetizers to try a little of everything-- and they were all delicious!! especially the suckling pig..YUM! Dinner was the chicken mole & red snapper--both were fantastic! And before we left we were given free shots of tequila to toast the holiday! Loved it!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
East Harlem is where it's at!!
We had several great experiences at El Paso. Newish to East Harlem, we keep finding all kinds of wonderful places to eat and discover. The wonderful Poet's Den Theater is nearby and we have a bite before or after. El Paso Restaurant is one of the few places I've been in NYC where you are greeted with smiles, the water glasses are refilled constantly, the waitstaff is present during the entire meal. Service in NYC's moderate priced restaurants has gone down the tubes, but you can be assured El Paso is on top of it. Authentic South of the border food with a splash of creativity makes it a place we will visit again and again!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mexican Food
We had a double birthday brunch at El Paso and we loved it. The service was excellent and friendly. The food was great. I loved the chilaquiles with fish and their flan is the very best!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My foodie group did not know what to expect. After waiting hours literally for a game show and being exhausted, this was a VERY welcoming experience. The staff was friendly, service was excellent and the food was one of the BEST Mexican cuisine I have ever tasted. I don't like burning hot food and informed the waiter. He made an ample suggestion of a divine dish with huge shrimp and black beans and rice that was DIVINE with superb seasonings. It was served with delicious warm flatbread Top if off with a mango margarita, and all is right with the world......LOL!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This has been the best Mexican resturant we have been to
The food out of this world, fantastic it was as if we were eatting in Mexico DF it's self
The service was amazing the staff incredible
Anyone that would come to El Paso will not be disappointed
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic interior Mexican
The sauces are the real deal, and the decor has the feel of a bright, modern place in Mexico. Be adventurous here and expect real heat.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for family get together
My fiancé and I made reservations here to have our mothers meet for the first time. They make great cocktails, the chicken soup appetizer which most of the table ordered thought it was bland. The main course everyone loved. Nice bar area and dinning area as well. I would definetely come here againand recommend it to others.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu and fantastic ambiance
We really enjoyed ourselves. Restaurant is creatively appointed with ethnic artwork, and the music chosen really enhanced the ambiance. Passion fruit Chihuahua Margarita wowed me... just had to order a second. Entrees were delicious, and the dessert flan absolutely rocked. This spot is a Harlem gem. Can't wait to return.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
An East Harlem Gem
El Paso is a destination spot. Beyond being in a no man's land and not having much competition, the restaurant is a go-to place because the food is so good. Based on authentic Mexican recipes, the ingredients and ultimate taste are on the gourmet side.
The cocktails feature a subtle and creative touch. For instance, there's one drink that features fresh watermelon (out of season & it was still good), coconut-infused Herradura and chile piquin. Not too spicy, but just enough to offset the sweetness of the melon and the under taste of coconut.
The guacamole was perfection -- and at the level of spiciness that we requested. And, speaking of spice, there are some pretty hot entrees, but the waiter gives fair warning.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM