Vega Mexican Cuisine

Vega Mexican Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vegamexican.com/
  • Phone: 9147230010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available for all occasions.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
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Vega Mexican Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)fit for foodies (1)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Reliable, but sadly empty
    ThetaSigmaVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I went here at 7:45 PM on a weeknight and we were the only people in the restaurant. Such a shame, because Vega has been a mostly reliable Mexican restaurant for the past few years. The quality of food did seem to go downhill a year or two ago, hence why I had not been in a long time, but a revisit this past week was overdue. The food was good this time and the service was excellent. The only problem was that no one else was there, so the ambiance was hurt by that. I hope they get back on track, since good Mexican restaurants in Westchester are extremely rare.
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  • Nothing special ... but fine.
    DDDDVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Vega feels like many Mexican restaurants that bill themselves as "authentic." Our meals were enjoyable but nothing stood out as special or memorable. Burritos, enchiladas and the fajitas were all tasty, and I had a pulled-pork entree that was tender but a little greasy for my liking. The table-side guacamole had nice flavor too. All in, we spent only about $60 per couple. Considering that we had cocktails but no separate appetizers (other than one shared $5 guacamole), and no dessert (they had no decaf coffee of any sort), the price was about right. Service was friendly and attentive. Oh ... and did I mention they had no decaf coffee?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 120 reviews are from the Vega Mexican Cuisine reviews archive.
  • The best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Great food with great service. Great food with great service. Great food with great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, OK Service
    BF103
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The food was awesome. Everything tasted great, everything came out hot, and the margaritas were amazing. The guacamole could use some salt and better but it was pretty good. The service was just ok. To be fair, it was Cinco de Mayo, so the restaurant was crowded, but I have been to Vega on a non-holiday and the service is still just ok. They're not very good at seating based on reservation or when you arrived and the waitstaff sometimes forgets about you. The food does make up for it and it gives you the opportunity to eat and not be rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great margarittas,needed ear plugs
    sunwalker
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Glad I made the resv.,VERY busy for Cinco De Mayo. I love a Mexican rest that can really make a margaritta;I've had some terrible ones. The food here is very good. HOWEVER,I did not appreciate waiting 10min.to be seated next to the kitchen/busing area! It was extremely noisy anyway & this area was worse. The matra'd sat us with one menu(all he had),really?!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • DougVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food at Vega is always great. It is not your standard Tex-Max place - the food is fresher and not covered in cheese and salsa. The fish tacos and the steak dishes are my favorites.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Slow Service
    carmb6VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Very slow Service, I'm still waiting for my second drink
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  • Fresh food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I loved that the food was fresh and tasted clean! They use local ingredients when then can. By far best Mexican food in Westchester!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was okay. It was
    rarelydineout
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The food was okay. It was presented very well but did not stand out as restaurant-quality.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting better all the time!
    FamilyVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The fourth time is a charm. The first time I dined at Vega, I was very disappointed in the food. NOW: Wonderful experience with excellent food (taste, quality and especially presentation)- This will is now "My Mexican Restaurant".
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lived up to expectations
    senoritaVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    had heard good things abuot the restaurant from friends and neighbors but had never been there - the margaritas were generous and good and correctly priced - all the food was delicious - the corn chips tasted like they had just come out of the oven - the salsa tasted home-made and my friend's son usually doesn't like it - he wanted more rice to sop up his chipotle sauce = the huevos rancheros were delicious - my only criticism would be that the black beans were tasteless as were the refried beans
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. Good food and drinks, very pleasant service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy and Delicous
    Yummy
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Went for a date night with my husband on a Friday night. Was seated immediately. Had the guacamole for an appetizer, was made table side. It was okay, nothing that stood out. Then we had their signature cocktails, El Diablo which was delicious! I had the chorizo quesadilla which was outstanding, and my husband had the chicken ranchero which was mouth watering. Overall good entrees and cocktails. Skip the guac and try something different.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Gem
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We have been to Vega at least 10 times and brought many different people with us. Everyone always told us what a great choice. Food was fabulous each time, atmosphere and drinks were great.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Yummm
    MuseumFoodie
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Wonderful yumminess and great service! From the fresh made guacamole and salsa to the dessert, it is a wonderful venue. My godchildren also enjoyed their items from the kids' menu. It is a wonderful place for foodies young and old!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good Mexican Food
    TexasGirl
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    My husband and I moved to Westchester from Texas about 3 years ago. We have been on the hunt for good Mexican food and especially a good margarita, which have been harder to find than we had imagined. We have found both at Vega. We have tried several menu items by now and been pleased with everything, esp. the fajitas, carnitas, chile relleno and fish tacos. The margaritas are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i always enjoy the food, drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    i always enjoy the food, drinks and friendly ambience at Vega. Prices are fair and servings are generous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed feelings
    Fernguy
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Food kind of spotty. First time I ate, the food was prepared well. Second time the entrée was badly overcooked and dried out. Deep fried avocado was delicious. Rice pudding very ordinary. Wine list way overpriced, e.g. $9 a glass for a bottle which sells in the store for $10.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience
    Pauli
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    We had a lovely, relaxed, and delicious experience. The restaurant is spotless, calm, and very attractive. The service was exceptional and not overbearing. The food was fresh and well presented. The margaritas were exceptional. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    the best in mexican food & drink in all of westchester
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Made reservations for Mother's Day brunch. Nowhere in Open Table, nor on the restaurant's website, did it note that the Brunch menu is not available on "Special Occasions" which we only found out when we tried to order something off of the brunch menu. Ruined the whole experience. I've eaten here before and the food is good, but I was so disappointed with the surprise and the lack of an adequate explanation that I am seriously questioning whether or not to return. Very poorly run.
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  • Cinco de Mayo
    panterVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Food was really good and restaurant was understandably crowded for Cinco de Mayo. Service was excellent and waiters were all in good moods. Would go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty!
    sunwalker
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    My first time at this lively spot. Food is very good & they know how to make a great margaritta! I had a tamarine marg on the rocks-very tasty & they arn't cheap with the tequila! nachos were good. Fish tacos were tiny but very filling & good! the only disapointment was the flan,not good! Very lively bar area,although a bit noisy. I would return here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lose the Blinking Colored Lights
    BizfinguyVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Very strange blinking colored lights in the bar area were a big distraction during the meal and made it hard to see and less relaxing and enjoyable. This has not been a problem on past visits. Turn them off or lose them. Food was great as usual; kitchen was backed up and had a big rush when we got there but they recovered and made it through OK, though a bit slower than usual.
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  • Atmosphere is good but the
    kronyVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Atmosphere is good but the food is only so-so Mexican. Run of the mill and pretty boring.
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  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    The food was delicious and service was top of the line. It wasnt crowded though so I expected the food arrive faster. We had to ask for the check due to us be on lunch hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Went for lunch and it was
    PokeVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Went for lunch and it was very quiet, as few people were there. Had guacamole which was suppose to be med. spicy, but it had no spice. Last time there it was better. Quesadillas were great. My friend had chicken and I had corn and mushroom. Both wonderful, but a little too large for lunch.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • I've eaten at Vega before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    I've eaten at Vega before and had a lovely meal and good service. Friday's pork special was dry and tasteless; service was slow and surly. It will be a long time before I go back.
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  • Fair at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    The lure of 1000 points got us to Vega Mexican cuisine. We were seated right away and the waiter was very friendly and warm. We put in our drink and app orders and it took a really long time for food to come out (~20-25 minutes). The cumulative waitstaff wasn't particularly attentive: I dropped a fork and asked twice for another one, and never got it - I ended up sharing one with my wife (which was kinda fun) to have the appetizers. We had to flag down waiters to refill water through the meal too. Everyone was very polite and friendly. Our entrees were nothing inspiring - flavors were quite flat and bland, I had creamy chicken and wife had Chimichuri steak.
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  • Careful
    rontVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Careful what you order and ask prices. I had a groupon and wanted to exchange my 2 glasses of wine for a bottle and pay the difference. I was told that the glasses of wine were $5 each. We decided to have the glasses and when I ordered another glass, I was charged. $9. I was told that with groupon they credit only $5 but when you buy, it cost $9. For $9 I could have ordered a better glass of wine instead of the house wine they give groupon customers.
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  • Very loud on a Saturday night.
    RSG38VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Very loud on a Saturday night. Hard to hear someone sitting across the table.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first impression!
    ConsistentVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    A modern type mexican restaurant with good food, good drinks and great service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a little dark for me
    MyraAOVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Just a little dark for me at night. Lovely decor otherwise. Good food and friendly services.
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  • Went there with a group of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    Went there with a group of friends, everyone enjoyed their meals, drinks were STRONG but very good :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Loved it! Best all around
    TessaVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    It was my first time here and I was delightfully surprised. Probably the best Mexican restaurant in all of Westchester! Fresh fesh food! Many of the Mexican cuisine restuarants in the area are found lacking and the food seems microwaved.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • I live about a ten minute
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    I live about a ten minute walk from the Hartsdale "downtown" area, where most restaurants don't seem to last very long. Vega has managed to stick around for a few years now which is great! Expect upscale mexican food and good drinks. The decor is trendy and fun, and the service is good too. I wouldn't say it's outstanding, but definitely worth going--especially if you are within walking distance! Get the mango cocktail.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    This was the second time that I have been here. I went for a Sunday brunch and had the steak and egg. The flavors were good but my plate was soupy. This place needs a little TLC. some of the walls are chipped and the back rest to some of the table are missing.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Recommend the fish tacos,
    exTokyoResident
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Recommend the fish tacos, and the table side prepared guacamole. Also, great Margaritas. The place was packed, so reserve early.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was lousy and it took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Service was lousy and it took almost 15 minutes to get water, restaurant was empty but we were sat in the crowded bar area even when there were lots of open tables in the dining room. Drinks were so-so, but they were definitely not worth Manhattan prices.
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  • Great food good service. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Great food good service. Very good portion sizes. The restaurant prides itself on high quality food and it shows.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic