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Teqa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.teqanyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 213-3223
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11pm
    Thursday - Friday: 4:00pm - 1am
    Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Lisa Schoen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 31st
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Teqa
Murray Hill embodies the spirit of New York City. A seemingly endless number of lifestyles and cultures live and work within its blocks. The area has a youthful energy that can be felt in the bars and restaurants that dot the neighborhood. But for everything Murray Hill has, until recently it lacked something. Teqa is the missing piece of the Murray Hill nightlife puzzle. A taquería and tequila bar that captures the electricity of the city, Teqa is built for the neighborhood it's proud to call home and serves modern latin cuisine that draws from influences around the globe, in an atmosphere featuring traditional and contemporary elements of Mexican style, with furnishings influenced by cultures that have shaped the 500-year-long history of tequila.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
Diner Reviews
  • "Great tastes. Good to share. Lobster and shrimp quesadillas a must have!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner at Teqa, my wife, granddaughter and myself. Food and service were both good, with the staff being extremely pleasant. The guacamole with lobster and chips appetizer was outstanding and each of our dinners were very good. We enjoyed sitting outside on a delightful summer evening"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I booked my boyfriends birthday party here. A reservation for 10 during happy hour. On the phone they told me about the drink special, but when I got there they weren't featuring it because of the soccer game. We were also the only ones there, but for some reason it still took them a half hour to make our drinks. By the time we got them, the food was coming out. However, not everyone's meal came out at once. Some people had to wait another 15 minutes for their food. It was good but not filling. The tacos were bite sized. I would not recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've been here once before and again it did not disappoint! Loved the steak and eggs, lobster guacamole and mahi mahi fish sandwich were delish!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Loved the spicy corn and tacos! I would definitely reccomend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Came here with a friend for brunch and was pleasantly pleased. I honestly expected the worst based on the previous reviews but the service was actually great. We were seated by the window in a cozy corner and were allowed to take our time ordering. For drinks I had a mojito and the Teqa Iced tea while my friend had a mango margarita. I loved both of my drinks and was disappointed that I could not tolerate another. For our meal I had the steak with eggs while my friend had their burger and we both thought the food was delicious! This was a great spot for brunch but if driving - parking is not the greatest and the area is very busy. Id definitely return to Teqa in the future."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "excellent experience all around. food, service, and ambiance were impressive. didn't understand the less than par reviews, def was not my experience. food portions were reasonable, not huge but without a doubt not small either. bloody Maria was fantastic for you Bloody Mary lovers out there. I ate the steak and eggs and shared an order of delicious guac with my company."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "food and service were good as always. Didn't realize it was a price fix deal for Valentine's Day. I would have liked to have known that when I made the reservation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our server was great even though we were very disappointed the restaurant had a prix fixe menu for Valentine's Day with few choices, They had the same menu a la carte. We got an appetizer to be fair to our server and were rewarded with a small 3 piece 2 bite each "empanadas??", arty but did nothing to relieve our tremendous hunger. After putting down $35.00 for 1 drink ( Margarita that my GF described as OK) and out absurd appetizer we went out and had a real comfort food meal of good proportion at Jackson Hole! Thanks, at least bringing up our "meal" at"TEQA" will always be an inside joke we can laugh about! Oh- and the choice of music was absurdly off putting and set the wrong mood for a romantic interlude!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very reasonable. They could have few more wait staff but not the major problem"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Everything was fine except the restaurant was very cold. My friend had to eat with her coat on. The host was very nice and when I got to the restaurant seated us in the warmest area away from the window. But even there it was chilly. The server was very nice. I'd love to go back when the weather warms up."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I enjoyed this spot. The food was good, the staff was friendly."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "This restaurant had nice decor and the brunch was tasty."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I booked this reservation to get together with my tequila living friend for our yearly pre-Christmas dinner since she goes home to Maryland for the holidays. We love interesting cocktails and Teqa did not disappoint us. They had numerous unique margaritas on the menu so we tried several of them - all very tasty. The guacamole was fresh & delicious and the burger & short rib tacos were enjoyable, except that the burger was cooked a bit too rare. Our waitress was very nice & helped us make selections, but the busboy kept trying to take our plates before we were done & they obviously still had significant food on them. All in all,we really enjoyed Teqa & will probably go back, perhaps for brunch."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Teqa is more focused on the bar scene than on it's menu. As the name implies, tequila is what it's all about. The food was, at best, Mexican-inspired, but wasn't anything remarkable. While the service was attentive and friendly, I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We were 2 vegetarians and 1 not. Food got 5 stars from each of us. And margaritas were excellent."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "The restaurant is cool. Best part about was the decor, service, and drinks. Unlimited drinks with no time limit is heaven, especially when there is Rose Sangria! The food was just okay. My friend and I came in hungry, and left hungry. The portion sizes were so small!. Our waitress was great though. Not sure if I'd go back; one of those places you go once just to experience."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "My second time returning. My first visit was on a Saturday and it was fairly quiet, not spot of people. Second time was on a Sunday, place was packed, music was pumping with an awesome DJ, great vibe, everyone seemed happy to be there! Would recommend this place for anyone looking for a great brunch spot with unlimited mimosas, bloody Mary's, bloody Maria's, or Sangria"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "An outstanding addition to the Murray Hill neighborhood. A neighborhood I rarely frequent, to be honest. But Teqa offers great, fresh Mexican cuisine and fantastic Margarita's (free of Sour Mix or other mixers, just fresh Cyrus and lime). It's a little on the dim side for brunch, but the food is delicious, the service friendly and efficient, and the prices just right."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "A nice find tucked away from the hustling and bustling of a busy city core. Food and drinks were very good. Drinks are a bit expensive."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Service was not good. Or at least the waitress that we had-- we only saw her after she asked us if we were ok after she saw another waitress or server serve us what we already asked for. I would give this place an extra star but the service sucked"
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "I had the huevos rancheros and my friend had the eggs benedict with a latin twist. both were very tasty, we also enjoyed the bloody mary's, nice and spicy! We sat outside, it was a beautiful day and the service was great. They were playing a really good mix of music too, lively not top 40 played out, but still very catchy and popular."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "I went for the $35 Bottomless Brunch. The portions were small but tasty. Order an appetizer to start. We got to choose from Bloody Marys, Marias, or Mimosas. Everything on the menu sounds delicious but nothing was an outstanding surprise to write home about. Adequate."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Went for happy hour/dinner. Had the spicy cucumber margarita, nachos, and tacos (braised short ribs and mole chicken). The food was great and the drinks were good. Would go back again!"
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "We went for brunch ($35 per person with unlimited Mimosa's or Bloody Marys. Food came out incorrect (over easy eggs hard as a rock!). Wait between drinks was long (and we only had 2) There was only 12 people at the restaurant at most....so busy wouldn’t be the reason! It’s a Mexican restaurant and one of the "Entrees" to be considered with the brunch menu was Chips & Salsa....$12 (same price as the main courses) Very poorly run and managed. I am in the restaurant business and found the experience awful. I would never go back or recommend. Our server was fine and the Manager who came to speak with us was lovely. They bought us dessert, but it didnt make up for the poor resopnse from the kitchen and the bar. I felt bad for the employees."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "The food is great, take a lobster guacamole or tacos, booth are excellent. The environment is cool and nice."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "If you want to watch a waitress hit on your husband in front of you, then this is the place for you. We have been there twice and both times the two waitresses flirted and practically asked him out. Incredibly rude and concerned they are told to flirt as it happened both times."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Fun party vibe. Went on date night, but would be best for a group. The tuna on crack is the best dish on the menu."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "I really used to like the tacos here, but the quality has diminished considerably. This restaurant's service and menu give the impression that is on its way out. I see a new restaurant in this location by the end of the year."
    Dined on 7/2/2013
  • "I went here for a date the other night. I thought the food was pretty good, the service was very good and the decor was very nice. I was surprised that it wasn't too crowded but that made it easier for me to get a table, so that was a positive. If I lived in the neighborhood I would definitely stop in here on a regular basis. Good spot for not too fancy food at reasonable prices. Overall good experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2013
  • "We tried for three weeks to get arable during prime hours, and finally on Mother'sDay Day we scored! My steak couldn't have been better. Our side dishes were excellent and the cocktails with house made fruit concoctions so yummy!"
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "I took my parents here thinking it would be a great visiting spot. see trendy NYC and have good mexican food and it was the complete opposite. It was very loud and there were a ton of young people who had obivously had too much to drink for happy hour. If you are looking for a place after work with a group of people and apps this would be a good spot but not for a parents dinner."
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "They had a private event tonight and could not seat us."
    Dined on 4/28/2013
  • "Tacos and drinks were delicious and portioned perfectly! Crispy oyster appetizer disappointing in terms of quality of oyster, but the rest of the meal and our fabulous waitress more than made up for it! Been twice and looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "We loved the food and service (although a visit from the manager who was just hanging out with the hostess would have been welcome). Thumping "house" music made it almost impossible to have a conversation; but maybe I am just getting too old for loud music [sigh]?!?!?!? My only food-related complaint is my churros (for dessert); it came with a half-a-smidgen of dried-out dulce-de-delche - I told the waitress, the second serving was just as smidgeny and just as dry. But in all, I would recommend it (but not for a romantic date)."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "Although we enjoyed the food very much, the service was sub-par. We sat for a good 10-15 minutes before anyone came to take our order. Then, after we got one round of drinks and one of our appetizers, we sat for another hour until I found our waiter and complained. Apparently, they were out of the other appetizer, but no one had bothered to tell us. The hostess and our server did their best to take care of us, after this, but the experience was past recovery. The manager on duty never visited our table."
    Dined on 4/9/2013
  • "My boyfriend chose this place, based on a good experience there a year ago. The restaurant has gone downhill. Service was odd- someone tried to clear our table while we were still eating. The tacos were smaller than they used to be. The octopus appetizer was tiny, and the spaghetti squash that came with it was totally tasteless. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "This was my first time here and I will say all the food we had was really good!! Especially delicious were the BBQ braised short rib tacos and the tacos de papa (potato tacos). We also had the Ghetto tacos which weren't as good as the others, but still tasty. The drunken oyster appetizer was refreshing and good, and the tuna on crack was quite delicious (I would probably order that again before the drunken tacos). The margaritas here are probably some of the best I have ever had - probably because they don't use any margarita mix so everything tastes so fresh. We tried the Tommy's and the Rose & Hibiscus margaritas. Both were quite delicious!! I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "great service, our waitress was so nice and attentive. the food was delicious and the wait wasn't long between items, would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/27/2013
  • "Was expecting a lil more action going on for a Sunday Brunch on St. Patrick's Day but it was a nice and quiet experience with great food and drinks. Did not disappoint."
    Dined on 3/17/2013