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El Paso Mexican Restaurant

4.2
4.2
223 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
El Paso Mexican Restaurant, is recognized as one of the finest Mexican restaurants in the country. It features classic regional Mexican cuisine prepared with authentic recipes and fresh ingredients. We invite you to come and enjoy a unique traditional Mexican experience in a friendly atmosphere.



El Paso Mexican Restaurant has been serving the best Mexican food in New York for over 15 years. Let us spice up your party with our outstanding food, great service and beautifully decorated spaces, our hacienda style patio is a must visit.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Brunch: Saturdays & sundays 11:00am to 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Thursdays,Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

  • Phone number

    (212) 831-9831

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rodrigo Abrajan

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Enrique or email at info@elpasony.com for further details.

  • Private party contact

    Please Contact Restaurant: (212) 831-9831

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Cross street

    East 104th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    103 st (6 train)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 223 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. V

    Vtsweeper

    New England

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there - great place. Great cocktails and great food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Sympa, grande table pour être à son aise. Nous avons pris des petites entrées à partager. Très bon. Excellent guacamole maison ! Un bon petit mexicain de quartier.
  3. L

    Lapdog1

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The best Mexican in town. Closer to Tex Mex including homemade tortillas, chips and all the other sauces and dishes. Comfort food deluxe.
  4. BL

    BLee

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food. Nice atmosphere. I thought it was a little pricy for what they serve or they could improve dish presentation..
  5. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing and my waiter was very helpful with helping me propose to my fiance. This is defiantly a place i will go to again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Disaster of a visit. Took quite a bit to get seated despite reservation and tables being open. Then waited 20 minutes for a drink and after 45 minutes of waiting fir food, I asked waitress to just get it to go and we'd pay. She spoke to kitchen and our order hadn't even been started. It was just 2 of us. We said we would just leave without eating. Only plus side was waitress was kind, clearly felt bad and wound up giving us drink for free. I would have at least tipped her if I had any cash. Also watched them not help a party of 8 who they split up with a table of people between them. Clearly the were some misunderstandings, but when an opportunity arose that could have solved the problem, they stil didn't rectify it. Bad service, poor planning on cinco de mayo and overall bad experience.
  7. WM

    WesleyM

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the excellent service to the special attention by the manager and great food I have nothing but good things to say about my experience. It was an amazing value also! Will be back!
  8. M

    Mimiofjandm

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 4th or 5th time having dinner here. We live in MD but frequently visit our mother who lives nearby. We’ve never been disappointed. The food and drinks are always excellent as is the service. Each time we bring new family and friends. We’ll be back the next time we’re in the city.
  9. d

    divinefind

    New York Area

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always great!! their sunday brunch menu is great, but I always want non brunch food .. and they are so laid back and cool about it!! they let me order from the dinner menu. the food is always great.. and I don't like mexican food in general. the salmon is cooked on a slated grill!! great home-made guacamole and lovely tortillas. lucky you if you are dining here!! :-)
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Diana is profesional and humble !
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Steak was horrible! Guacamole was excellent. My daughter ain’t like what she ordered . The place was nice. The waiter was ok. Service was good. The food was a turn off. Might not go back because of it . Maybe come back for drinks and Guacamole if I’m near by.
  12. MC

    MochaCyn

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food from start to finish!!
  13. DL

    DLock

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful Sunday Brunch in an authentic Mexican restaurant with attentive, friendly and very accommodating staff. The food was great too.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    I love this place and I go often but for some reason this specific day it was difficult to get the right orders.
  15. M

    Mimiofjandm

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent! Black Sea bass and braised ribs were simply amazing. Staff was pleasant but lagged a bit. Nothing that will prevent us from going back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite Place for Mexican food! Chill vibe, great drinks, good time!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My family and myself, had visited they place for years, everything was fantastic and authentic, but today visit was not a good experience, now they added pineapple to the guacamole ,the tacos already had rajas con crema, I like my tacos the traditional way, cilantro cebolla and sauce on the side Really disappointed with the food.
  18. ED

    ElizabethD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Very limited options on the brunch menu. Tacos and ceviche are great but significantly over-priced. Will not be returning.
  19. F

    Foodf

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious food. It was also fun food. Who doesn’t like guacamole and chips. Don’t miss their pear tartlet. So yummy.
  20. RL

    RachelleL

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    They ran out of a dish by the time I got to brunch (2:30pm). I was so disappointed! But the 2 hour bottomless drinks made up for it!!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great Mexican food. Not your typical fare with lots of refried beans and rice.
  22. DM

    DeidraM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My old school friends decided to get-together before the holiday rush and a a place that was "centrally" located so I chose El Paso. It did not disappoint. Its right off the 6 train so perfect for all of us. The red sangria there is terrible but everything else was delicious. The ambiance was very pretty and the music playing in the background was light enough so that the table across from us couldn't hear our conversation but not too loud where we couldn't hear ourselves. With great company and good food and drinks....how could we go wrong. Overall, we had a great time.
  23. JD

    JamesD

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect mixed drinks. We've enjoyed margaritas these are right out of a pair if wise bar hands. Our son joined and we had chicken mole, seafood cocktail, a handful of good drinks, chips and red dip.
  24. OS

    OldSchool

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with amazing service. Suggestions by host were perfect and every dish was a delight! Eat here!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Didn't have items that were on the menu. Server was rude. Paid for our drinks and left. Worse experience
  26. J

    Jrup1

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The menu on line is not the same as in the restaurant. They added 20% tip (and we paid) but the service was poor and slow. The restaurant was half empty.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My colleagues and I went for lunch after a session at the Museum of the city of New York. I had made a reservation but there was plenty of room - cocktails and guacamole were offered and arrived promptly, service was quick, cocktails and liquor selection was good, food satisfied everyone.
  28. B

    Blondie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood favorite! This restaurant serves the authentic and delicious food!
  29. JD

    JamesD

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Creative cooking. IT was date night and El Paso did not disappoint. Seafood stew well seasoned with a variety of seafood.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was really good but the portions are small!!! Don’t go there starving !!!! I loved the guacamole, it was amazing !!! The drinks are good, the ambiance is nice and the service was great.
  31. F

    Folgie

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    I ordered press juice with ginger, carrot and Kale without the Apple. Juice has no ginger taste but has a sour taste.
  32. E

    Elfields

    New York Area

    130 reviews

    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place was really good. We don't eat up here a lot so we were flying blind, but the tacos were awesome and the Vuelve a la vida was flavor-packed without being too salty. The oysters were pretty good, but I was just happy to see them on the menu, and they weren't overpriced. The wine was so-so. I'd come back.
  33. LD

    LisaD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, comfortable atmosphere, great service, EXCELLENT MARGARITAS AND GUACAMOLE!
  34. GB

    GaryB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great as always.
  35. IN

    IvyNYC

    New York Area

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Mexican restaurants we've dined at in NYC. Worth the effort to get there if you don't life in East Harlem or on the east side. The food is delicious. Great cocktails (and selection). Decor with artifacts and design from Mexico and not the cheesy beverage company sponsored decor. Great outdoor patio if you are there for warm weather. Can be noisy sitting next to groups.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good, from service to food.we were greete upon arrival & sested immediately.
  37. m

    midtownvenue

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    always great, my preference here is brunch. but all great. enjoy. neighborhood a bit edgy.. but that can be anywhere in any city. the food is worth the displacement.. especially the guacamole.
  38. T

    Tdcct

    Munich

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great high end Mexican in friendly environs. Food is great. Service is professional. Wide variety of demographics. Highly recommend.
  39. S

    Skip

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great little restaurant. Service was friendly, prompt. Great food selection-not typical of what you see in many NYC based Mexican restaurants. Very good value. Good range of cocktail choices and decent array of draught beer selections.
  40. LD

    LisaD

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Flavorful, authentic dishes. Service is friendly but inattentive.

FAQs

El Paso Mexican Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Paso Mexican Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 831-9831.

El Paso Mexican Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    East 104th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Harlem

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm Brunch: Saturdays & sundays 11:00am to 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Thursdays,Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    103 st (6 train)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rodrigo Abrajan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 831-9831

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Enrique or email at info@elpasony.com for further details.

  • Private party contact

    Please Contact Restaurant: (212) 831-9831

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