Sinigual - NY
Sinigual - NY

Sinigual - NY

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sinigualrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 2122860250
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Juan Gutierrez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full catering service, seven days a week to your home or office. Please contact Carlos Vargas for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 41st and 3rd Ave
  • Public Transit: Conveniently located on 41st and 3rd ave. One block from Grand Central Station.
  • Parking: No
A word from Sinigual - NY
Sinigual celebrates a fusion of contemporary and native flavors of Mexico. Even the name itself is a fusion of words, meaning without equal, above the rest and unique. Sinigual artfully blends the traditional and the unexpected. A pleasing palette of colors, textures and tastes that brings to life the very essence of all that Mexico celebrates. Rich culture. Delicious cuisine. Festive gatherings of family and friends. At Sinigual, you will receive unparalleled service and taste creative interpretations of nuevo classics prepared with only the freshest and finest ingredients. Dishes are designed to satisfy and surprise. Our flour tortillas are handmade, prepared fresh throughout the day and served with our fresh salsa quemada, salsa roja and signature honey butter. We invite you on a culinary journey through Mexico's past. And it's future.
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Sinigual - NY reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (63)great for lunch (47)neighborhood gem (34)vibrant bar scene (30)special occasion (29)fit for foodies (28)hot spot (16)romantic (15)great for brunch (13)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Tuesday Night at Sinigual
    NMP9863
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Went here and met a friend after work. Bar tender was very friendly...gave me chips and joked with me. Waiter recommended an Appetizer of Shrimp which was delicious...with a little bite. Had Chicken Enchilada...which was more of a layered lasagna-type Enchilada (not your typical Enchilada that you find in most Mexican restaurants). This place was pretty crowded for a Tuesday Night....Restaurant is not too far from Grand Central Station. You might want to hit this place for lunch or for a night out after work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never can go wrong with Sinigual
    FavMexicanFoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wonderful service and great food. This place gets it right each time. This was my third time here but first time with my teenage children and they loved it. Food was incredible and service was great even on a busy Friday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UESFOODIEVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The place has some patrons but not very full. The food was decent but very high priced for what it is. Two orders of steak fajitas and two sodas came out to over $79 because we ordered a side of sour cream, $4, really??! and $14 for a plate of rice and beans. They will be out of business shortly. They cannot compare themselves to a Rosa Mexicana or Maya and should not be asking $27 for a small plate of steak fajitas. I will not be coming back.
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  • Worst Mexican in Manhattan
    GTownBoyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Have tried Sinigual twice now. Service has to be the worst in the city. Our waitress who was all smily when she introduced herself and took our order was never seen again except in passing throughout dinner. We ran out of water, tea and cocktails and she never returned to even ask if we needed anything. Dirty plates remained on the table. We would have liked more drinks or at least a water refill. She was a talker...to everyone who worked there but not to customers. She always lurked in the shadows but did not speak to customers once their order was taken. There was a good deal of chatting among the staff including some inappropriate racial comments we overheard about customers. Sandoval should be embarrassed for his staff's performance.
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  • Aug21st2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    2nd time there, good for drinks, food lacking on flavor and expected better. :-(
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mexico we go
    NickVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Made reservation for lunch. Hostess was quick with greeting us but did not find that warm welcoming from her. Food was good, great recommendations by Rodrigo. Just one thing, can you please lower the ringer volume on the hostess phone? Is very disrupting to guests when they are trying to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great margaritas!
    LLatPoH
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Seriously good -- I had the "skinny" one and you could not tell the difference from the "fat" one. Food was great, service was efficient and friendly if a little overly attentive .... Which is hardly a comment you hear these days! Recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABOVE EXPECTATIONS!
    Clashin
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I took my lady for her 30th Birthday and I was nervous that the restaurant might not be as memorable. Boy was I wrong! Our server, Rodrigo, was magnificent! Best server I've ever encountered from any restaurant. The drink were very nice. Usually we feel places are a bit cheap on the liquor...not here. You tasted it with the first sip. Okay...now the food. AMAZING! So good. So so sooo good. We had the Chipotle Barbecue Ribs and the Carne Asada. Huge portions. The meat was cooked to perfection and the sides were crafted wonderfully. We want to go back again already - maybe for our UN-Birthdays next week!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • suegee
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Delicious food! Always fresh and wonderful mix of flavors and spices. Highly reccommend for lunch if you want to bring clients, or friends. Pretty interior as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ENJOYED
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was my fist visit and I will be back. The food and service was very good and we were a group of 7.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The presentation, quality and taste of the food was excellent. It's an upscale Mexican restaurant but with some traditional dishes. With the exception of the price on the margeritas ($15) the rest on the menu is reasonable considering the quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Nator21
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our table was ready when we got there (a couple of minutes before the reservation time). The waiter was super friendly and made sure he were OK. He suggested things that weren't on the menu, great guy! I was a little bit concerned about the timing but appetizers and main dishes all came pretty fast. We had to go back to the office for a meeting, but when we realized that we still had time, we even got dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • I wasn't feeling the food..
    Gdot
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Guacomole was delicious as were chips. Other's food looked amazing but to the taste, I was not impressed. I love food; tastey food; but not here. Shrimp grilled was mushy and not flavorful, steak was ehh, duck dish (bits of duck only) and berries added in duck AND rice. Berries everywhere & not a noted ingredient on menu. Chipotle sauce tasted like bbq'd ketchup. Excellent cocktails yet too pricey considering food was an entire let down. Even deserts were ehh. Waiter was good but seemed to try selling everything as wonderfully delicious and the most expensive items too. It felt disingenuine. A server can sway one from a food item on menu without putting it down. Ask your guest what their palette enjoys and make a recommendation instead.
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  • Not Bad
    Crazyangel519518VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I came across this restaurant on open table while trying to decide where to go for dinner. The food was not bad, nothing to special about it just your typical Mexican food. The restaurant itself was nice, the service was also nice. It was a good meal, maybe not my top choice for Mexican restaurants in the city, but I would go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went on a whim
    pmjedwardsVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good food, good service and reasonably priced. Getting all three in NYC can be a challenge.
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  • Wonderfully updated Mexican cuisine
    DuxMom
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Vibrant dining space and welcoming atmosphere! Fresh table side guacamole was delicious. (with your choice of heat levels). Warm flour tortillas served with fresh mexican cheese, salsa verda and spicy tomato salsa came to the table at our arrival. Perfect margaritas served with extra shots of tequila at our request. Our appetizers and entrees were fresh and expertly prepared. We finished with the chocolate flan! When in NYC again, we will be back. Our server Jose A was attentive, helpful and made great suggestions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great service, awesome food, and a place we were happy to happen upon on a quiet Saturday night. We just ordered drinks and several appetizers, but this was a perfect way to hit the highlights of the menu and get a feel for the place.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A treat after work
    NinaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I love this restaurant. My friends and I just stay at the bar and order bar foods, which are all tasty. We go for happy hour ... and beyond. Or sometimes, we just head straight to their restaurant. But the restaurant do not have happy hour drink prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JusnJor
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was my first time using Open Table and eating at Sinigual. I went on a Thursday evening and the bar was crowded. The hostess sat my party right away and the waiter was good. However he did make a mistake with our drink order. He brought us three shots for our margaritas that we did not ask for. So he gave it to us as a complimentary shot. We liked that :-) . All in all the food was good and I would definitley go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food choices are amazing; table side prep of guacamole was a nice treat and absolutely delicious. Service was outstanding! I had lunch with a colleague I hadn't seen in some time, and the waiter left us alone - no pressure to order right away. But he checked on us regularly. Very relaxing. At one point, the music suddenly became louder near our table and it was difficult to converse. We asked the waiter to lower it. In a few minutes, the music went down and the manager came over to ask if the volume was better for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Mexican
    Redmenace
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food is a higher quality at reasonable prices. The specials were exceptional. We went for a co-workers fare well, it's perfect for groups large and small. I have also been there at another time for happy hour. The specials at the bar are great, we made several small plate our dinner, enough to share for two. So enjoy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    Foodienyc
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great spicy guacomale yummy. My steak was a little salty but it didn't take away from the overall meal. Would def come again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    enjoysgoodfood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We ordered the guacamole, medium. The waiter came back and asked us to remind him how we ordered it. 10 minutes later, the person preparing it came to the table to ask how we ordered it. UGH! Service was very slow. My Lobster Quesadilla was barely warm and the dough was hardly cooked and the filling very sparse and did not taste like real lobster - quite fishy. The other entree, the sizzling frajita was not sizzling when it arrived at the table and consisted of only meat and some onions. Not what a frajita should be. Sadly the dining experience was extremely disappointing and I would not, and did not recommend it to my colleagues who were planning a private event at this restaurant.
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  • Great lunch in Midtown East
    alley71cat
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Had lunch with work colleagues here. In an area packed with takeaway restaurants, delis and pubs it can be surprisingly tricky to find a suitable spot for this. The food and service were both really great. Highly recommend the chile relleno, a house specialty, though we all liked what we ordered. The interior is attractive overall (pretty star chandeliers throughout) but the carpet was badly worn/repaired with tape in areas, and looked in dire need of replacing. Aside from that, nothing negative to report and I will return without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service!
    spdceo
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were seated immediately and greeted immediately by our knowledgeable and friendly server. The table was serviced perfectly with lots of attention when it counts and lots of privacy in between. The food was delicious and full of flavor. On par with Rosa or Dos Caminos...but a nice departure from them. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Overall experience was pretty good. Food was good and drinks were done very well. Service, however, was a bit slow but not to the point of distraction. Seemed like a good value for NYC, pricing was very good. If your in the mood for Mexican or Tex-Mex I would certainly recommend you consider Sinigual.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guacamole Lovers Take Note
    Dlee59VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The table side preparation of guacamole is outstanding and perfect every time. The restaurant offers a great drink menu, both alcoholic and non. All dishes are prepared when ordered, arrive hot or cold, as appropriate, and service is prompt, especially during lunch. The homemade tortilla flats are delicious and are complimentary as a "bread basket" when you are seated. Well priced too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican delicious
    WestportianVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Other than the noise level, a great dining experience all around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Good lunch food. We were sat by a booth near the kitchen and plates etc. a little noisy. My drink was also too small.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for a birthday dinner
    Hungry22
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We dined here as a party of 8 and were pleasantly surprised that, on a Saturday night, we could actually have a group conversation and hear one another. The restaurant is very spacious and the food and drinks were delicious! Recommendations: the raspberry margarita, the chicken taquitos, and the flan dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Too noisy. Food very spicy. Minimal choices for nonspicy food. I just had the salad with steak but the meat was so spicy I could barely eat it. Portions small as well. NO rice with dishes. Overall not a great excperience. I would not go back!
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  • Disappointed
    Muneca
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Costlier drinks than ordered were insistently recommended (we ordered them). Guacamole was awful: too lemony but otherwise tasteless. Entreé was so-so. Second time there, went again because first time I liked the food.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Awesome time!! The food was great, the staff was excellent!!! I am going again!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Be Back for More
    Ally4
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I had a great experience at Sinigual as always. The table-side guacamole was prepared perfectly. The tortillas with salsa were on the table right away when we sat down. The drinks were really good as was the food we ordered. I also liked that I was entitled to a free birthday entree. I will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    marvVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I was disappointed for the first time. The servers put all the focus on the larger tables and ignored our table of two. Every time we needed something we had to flag the server down.
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  • Thumbs up (mostly)
    jteeuu
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Very good food, a few notches above the standard Mexican fare. Beautiful presentation. Weakest point was the margarita. Tried two different ones ($27 total) both pretty awful. MUCH better margarita at the Irish pub a few blocks down the street.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A limited menu that disappointed
    Foodhardy
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The ventilation wasn't working so nothing could b grilled. In a Mexican restaurant not to have fajitas or tacos or any grilled food is hugely disappointing. There were three items available on the menu - and salads. The guacamole was delightful and the servers were apologetic but the hostesses should have told me as I entered about the severely limited menu. In a situation like this, an effort should be made to give the patrons a discount of 10% to compensate for the entirely absurd lack of choice. The staff were helpful but the management should have made an extra effort.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great guacamole!
    Lovenyc2VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Margaritas were just ok. Too sweet even after I asked them to make it less sweet. The beef tacos were fatty. The side of rice, bean and corn was ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • everyone loved it
    sammicatVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I chose Sinigual for dinner with a group of 4 friends from out of town. They loved everything about it - food, atmosphere, service - and kept telling me what a great place it was! I always worry a little when I have to choose a place - it's hard to please everyone - but Sinigual was perfect and DID please everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I have enjoyed the restaurant and have gone multiple times. This last time was a disaster-the waiter was terrible, the food was different and did not taste like the description. Also the waiters kept taking away things from table and I hadnt finished eating. All in all, I may not go back. Very dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet