I always love Crema! The
I always love Crema!
The Chilequiles are to die for. Brava, Chef Julieta - I love your restaurant.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good cuisine, interesting
Very good cuisine, interesting choice of mild or spicy sauces, not your normal Mex food.
Gtrat Marguretas, straight up. Good food presentation.
Only problem was no res. available at 12 noon and restaurant never filled up from 11:30 on.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came for the unlimited
We came for the unlimited mimosa brunch and the restaurant was very busy. Our server was very good and the food was great. My only complaint is that we made a reservation for 2 pm and we weren't seated until 2:45 pm.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Inventive, Fresh and Fun
We always have a great time at Crema. The dishes are inventive, full of flavor and presented playfully. The staff in engaging and attentive. There are very few Mexican restaurants in NYC with food as creative and refined as at Crema.
5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
CREMA IS A CHELSEA CREAM
We had a good brunch. It was the perfect way to enjoy Mother's Day with our 88-year-old mom. She's a very picky eater, but she ate everything on her plate. The serving portions were huge. I would definitely return to the restaurant.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here is always inspired. One appetizer or entree better than the next. This was our fifth visit .We found that the two special cocktails we tried were really disappointing and not worth drinking--a sad twist.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tres tres bonne nourriture, la devanture du restaurant est peu inspirante
La meilleure mole
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mimosa Brunch on Sundays
This is a regular for us. We've been shut out a couple of times 12- 1ish Sunday without a reservation so it's smart to make one. The food is delicious. The service is attentive and the unlimited mimosas are delicious.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
My first brunch at my go-to for haute Mexican food. Though dinners here have set the bar very high, brunch did not disappoint. Mexican style exggs benedict (w/salmon, zucchini corn cake) was an explosion of flavors and textures. My hard-to-please vegetarian guest had the vegetarian version of the brunch burrito, and could not have been happier. Mexican cuisine for brunch is a great idea when the food is this original and delicious.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Haute Mexican at its best
After a recent fantastic brunch at Crema it was time to return for dinner. Our meal was composed largely of the day's specials and a few additions to the menu since my last visit, and was amazing. Sophisitcated and inventive, a party for your palate. Add the friendly, helpful and efficient service and you've got a night to remember.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Artfully Awesome
The Crema prix-fixe lunch is an amazing bargain. The food is so wonderfully prepared and so beautifully presented. In the many years I've been coming here, I've NEVER had a bad meal, and that is quite a feat! It's equally lovely for dinner.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting menu and the food
Interesting menu and the food was delicious. (Though the pork belly dish didn't seem to have any pulpo in it.)
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great and the service
Food was great and the service was very courteous.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must Eat Here!!!
A little treasure of Spanish food. Elegantly prepared food with exquisite flavors. Cocktails are fun and delicious. Interior is small, but romantic.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go for the food!
The service is sweet. The drinks are enjoyable. But it's the FOOD! Brilliant.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and ambiance -- very good service as well
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mexican in Manhattan
Hands down best Mexican in the city. Try the duck with mole sauce. It's amazing. The margaritas are a little overpriced but made from scratch at least.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mesican with French twist
fantastic food like no Mexican fare that I ever had; service couldn't be friendlier even to two older persons in a young scene.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gourmet Mexican Delight
The dishes are delicious. I would describe the food somewhere between authentic Mexican and gourmet. Not your cheesy/saucy American Mexican. The flavor profiles are layered with the right combinations. The place is small so not great for groups.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, creative dishes
Met my best friend here during restaurant week. We were seated immediately upon arrival. The wait staff was very attentive. We got the low- cal mojito-type drink which was very good. I ordered the Chile chilaca and my friend got the shrimp quesadillas. The Chile was fabulous. So many delicious flavors with all the beans and veggies. I would definitely order that again. The waitress did a good job of trying to upsell us. She got us on the guacome which was very good but way too much for just 2 people. We were able to stay strong and politely decline when she tried to get us to order sides as well. My only complaint is the restaurant is small and you almost feel like you're eating with the people on either side of you. Overall a great meal.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gourmet Mexican is the way to go!
quaintly tucked slightly below street level is a marvelous Mexican gourmet restaurant! We went for the restaurant week prix fixe menu but decided to go off the regular menu because we just needed the options because we wanted to try several different things. The margaritas are outstanding! The host was charming. The waiter was cordial and cute! Everything was just fun and laid back although hip and happening. We started with the baked cheese app with guac. I got fish tacos which blew every other fish taco I have ever eaten out of the water! the small portion was two over stuffed tacos with a generous portion of fish and wonderful sauce. My sister got the mushroom veggie tacos which were overflowing with lovely grilled veg.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decent Unlimited Brunch
Most unlimited mimosa brunch spots are a little stingy with coming around with drinks. This place wasn't. We never had an empty glass. However, the mix they used was mainly OJ so they got a few points off for that. THe food and service were quite good. I had the truffle quesadilla and it was surprisingly filling. Like most NYC restaurants, you're pretty much on top of your neighbors, which makes conversing a little difficult.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mexican Fusion at It's Best
I really like the flavors combined in the dishes. Unique Gourmet Mexican. Went for Restaurant Week because they had vegetarian option. It exceeded my expectation. Great happy hour at the bar too. Will definitely go back. The food was sensual and the service friendly, welcoming, and helpful.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decor could be improved. Choices
Decor could be improved. Choices for Happy Hour drinks can be improved.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent and tasty food.
Excellent and tasty food. Restaurant is small and cozy. Not good if your party is a large group.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mezmarized by the Food!
We treated a friend from Paris to Crema last night. At several moments she just paused, silent, gazing in amazement at what was at the end of her fork, savoring the first bite. And then, a simple, quiet, "wow." Did you catch that this is a woman from Paris?
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Buzzfeed had a list of 17 affordable-unlimited-brunch spots and this was on there! Both my friend and I were very happy with the random find and I'm excited to go back! There's unlimited mimosas with an entree for 20$. And both of our entrees were Outstanding!! I had the Crema Omlet, my friend had the meal with the pepper (can't remember the name?). Also, our food came out fresh and very fast! We went around 1230 on a Saturday and it was not busy at all! However, when we were leaving around 145 it was Packed! With a wait and no room at the bar! So maybe just get there by 115/120, I think 130 would be a gamble.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, I would
The food was great, I would have rated the overall experience better but the service was a little slow to bring us things we asked for, like coffee and tea. That's probably because they were really busy though. Brunch is a great deal, dinner is a little pricey though.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there for Restaurant
First time there for Restaurant Week and it was amazing....great food and great service from beginning to end.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Hidden Gem
Never knew Mexican food could be so good! Definitely 2 steps above the usual fare. Highly recommend the duck and the filet mignon. Will definitely be returning.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff was friendly and attentive. Food well prepared and tasty.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
fantastic Mexican -
years ago Mexican would not have been my first choice - then i started going to Mexico and I got to know and enjoy real Mexican food. CREMA is real Mexican food plus the tasty combinations and presentation and you get CREMA - throw in some super attentive but not intrusive service and you have CREMA. It was quite a wonderful experience. I'd walked paste it for years - but then one day - searched Open Table for Mexican and there was CREMA! go. enjoy.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chilaquiles and Burritos for brunch
great food! The Brunch items are certainly worth the visit, including vegetarian and vegan options. You also get unlimited mimosas for an hour. The only down side is that the drinks are very weak; but the $20 price tag and delectable food will have me coming back for more!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
mimosa brunch for under $20!!
The brunch menu is great. They also cater to vegans. I recommend the chilaquiles; that is all I order. And for $20, you get an entree and unlimited mimosas for an hour! This place is kind of noisy, but the delectable Mexican fare and drinks definitely make up for it.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful Service, Delicious Food
The staff was warm and fun and the food was as rich and tasty as it was beautiful
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to Crema for several years and it never disappoints. Staff is always friendly and attentive and the food is consistently good. I'm always surprised at how well they manage with the small open kitchen in the rear.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unlimited Mimosa Brunch
The Breakfast quesadilla was delicious. The serving staff was very good at refilling mimosas, I never had to ask once. Would definitely come here again.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Spot
Passed this place a dozen or more times without really ever noticing it, but what a great little find! The menu was really diverse with a lot of pleasant surprises for the pescetarian in me and the food was delicious. The wait staff was attentive, but they missed our app bringing it to the table 60 seconds before the entrees and then they made an error on the bill over charging me for the late app. I would suggest reviewing the bill when they bring it. Otherwise, great experience that we will repeat in the future.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Crema of the Crop
It was my first time at Crema, and I selected it primarily because of the location (close to a meeting after lunch). That said, I would now go out of my way to visit again. Service and food were really good, and it was a perfect setting for a business lunch that involved considerable conversation.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Mexican favorite
Crema never disappoints. Everyone in our group of four ordered the prix fixe dinner special last night. The ensalada mixta was flavorful, as were the flautas I ordered. The tables are somewhat close, and the noise level at peak dining time can be rather noisy, but otherwise, it is an excellent dining experience.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Brunch Spot!
Fun atmosphere! I love the Mexican breakfast quesadilla!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dinner
The presentation of the good was beautiful an the food itself was delicious! The service was great also, every employee was super friendly.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was trying to book an 8:00
I was trying to book an 8:00 pm table. Crema showed nothing except a 6:45 seating available. There was hardly anyone in the restaurant from 7:00 to 8:00, so they are no showing valid seating availability and that makes a user of Open Table, like me, doubt their seriousness and question whether they are just forcing you into certain time slots. Of course I'm mad.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Crema many times over 3/4 years and it never dissappoints if you appreciate true Mexican food that is not TexMex. Creative drinks menu and good for small groups. I had my own birthday there once and really enjoyed it.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner on Friday
We eat here about once a month. Food is creative, flavorful and portions are good sized. Service is friendly and the staff is knowledgable about menu pairings for sharing. This time, we had the opportunity to sit in the back, close to the small kitchen. The crew was energetic and friendly. Will return.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a boozie brunch!
Great brunch experience here. Those mimosas kept on coming! I will definitely be back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place for a date or special ocassion, great if you come early but can get crowded, seating next to the windows are good and food was also very good, nice mix of spices and cocktails, would recommend to most if you are in the area.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Crema is Authentic Mex
The food was not the regular mexican restaurant you go to its the real authentic mexican food you crave. The flavors are elevated and well balanced. Its the unique dishes that catch your eye and taste amazing. We started with the Queso Flamendos appetizer wow it blew us away. The salsa was so different and amazing. Probably the best salsa I have had at any mexican place. We ordered the veggie tacos and the enchiladas with guacamole and plantins. Everyhting was amazing!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mexican in Chelsea
I stumbled upon Crema on the NY Mag site, and I am glad I did. The cocktails were different and yummy (spicy margarita, yum!) and the food was wonderful. I will definitely be back!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always love this place.
I went again after a 6 month hiatus and once again I loved the flavors that the chef creates. And that after eating mexican I do not feel laiden with guilt from all the calories consumed. Excellent and highly recommend this restaurant
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM