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About El Paso Mexican Restaurant

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.

1643 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10029
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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

Cross Street:
East 104th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 831-9831

Website:
http://www.elpasony.com/

Public Transit:
103 st (6 train)

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

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

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Details
Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

El Paso Mexican Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fun (6)
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Casual (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

A neighborhood favorite! This restaurant serves the authentic and delicious food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious food, comfortable atmosphere, great service, EXCELLENT MARGARITAS AND GUACAMOLE!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great as always.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

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

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Flavorful, authentic dishes. Service is friendly but inattentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

This is the worst experience I ever have!! Manager is so rude !!! I can't believe the way this Mg treat costumers ... Alvaro was not professional when I ask if I can't change my plate cuz was so spicy ... his answer was Well if u don't like it I should go some where else !! Really?? I hope the owner realize that his business is going done .. and I hope is not too late !! I work for a multinational company and I'll will send a mail to everyone in my company telling them to Don't come to El Paso !!! Good luck. U r gonna need it !! Hospitality??? Not this is Embarrassing!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

It was a great experience, food is good. I like their margaritas.. a little bit noisy but my server William was the start of the nite. .. very entertaining with a good sense of humor .. try the quesadillas and the fish tacos are very testy !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Not credit cards !!! Which i understand... but the guy who bring my food did not tell me the plates r hot so I burned my hand ... and of course he told this is funny... and no apologies no managers everything was horrible. Am very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Best. Guacamole. Ever. Loved the food and the service. Felt right at home.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

A nixe variety of mexican food. And tequila drinks that dobt leave your memory foggy

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I just to love this place ... but ... WHAT HAPPENED??? It was a fun place to have a nice relax dinner ... now it's like everyone is stress ... no fun and what happen with the music??? So sad ... and who is the new Mg ..skinny guy with a super star attitude?? ... no more huitlacoche??? I don't now if I coming back !!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

I give 5 stars cuz my server was very nice and really make our nite amazing... He explained the menu and all his recommendations were excellent... food it's good music it's terrible... drinks r ok ... a little weak ... never saw any manager .... bathroom are really dirty... but I forgive you cuz my server (William if am not wrong ) Sing Happy Birthday for me !!! We definitely coming back and I hope they really change the cocktail menu and please clean the bathrooms !!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Despite the very rainy Saturday the restaurant was full and very lively.My friends and enjoyed our meal and our drinks.It was my first time but they had been before.I would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Great food and margaritas, fun night!
I especially like the seafood tacos!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We had a lovely meal. Medium guac cd have used more pep & was quite smooth - for those who care about the consistency of their guac. margaritas were very good. Specials & regular menu items were all good, some excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We go there all the time. The food is good and the staff is very friendly. It can get a bit noisy at times, especially close to happy hour time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It was Cinco De Mayo. The restaurant honored our reservation, which was very good. But, the regular menu was not being offered. Instead, there was a greatly reduced one page menu, very uninspired.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

El Paso never disappoints a true gem in East Harlem. We go from time to time, but never realized how spacious the restaurant is. Great decor, feels like you are on vacation. Food is very authentic and friendly service that feels like family. Definitely try El paso! A neighborhood staple!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fun, Hot Spot, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

My experience started out bad and went to worse.
I looked up the restaurant online on 5/4/17 and 5/5/17 and compared it to others based on the posted dinner menu. That's how I ended up choosing this restaurant. However when I get seated at my table, I am given an entirely different menu; a limited Cinco de Mayo dinner menu, which was NEVER posted on their website. I was extremely disappointed being stuck with such limited dinner menu and very embarrassed because my friend had also been counting on choosing food from the dinner menu shown online.
When I ordered tequila, the waitress disappeared and I received it 25 minutes later in a tiny disposable plastic, bottle cap-sized receptacle. --Presentation left much to be desired.
We ordered Empanadas as an appetizer, AND IT NEVER ARRIVED.
We both ordered the same main dish [Carnitas Michoacanas at $22], AND we each received a plate with cubed chunks of pork meat, half of an onion, half of a habanero pepper and a thinly-spread bean sauce on the plate. That was it!
After the waitress had been missing in action throughout our entire meal, she finally showed up and brought us only one check, despite the fact that I informed her as soon as I ordered my drink, that it would be separate checks. Anyhow, we reviewed the bill, and saw that after tax it came to $56.62. I gave the waitress my credit card to charge the whole amount on it because we feared she'd mess up if we asked her to charge us separate amounts accordingly. So she brought back the receipt to be signed and we surprisingly noticed that the new total amount reads $65.98. The waitress took it upon herself to award herself 18% gratuity for her so-called service to our table. --That was rude, distasteful and inappropriate.
Service was nonexistent. The waitress never came to our table to ask how was our meal going, or if we wanted more drinks; NOTHING. She never showed up again at our table after taking our order, until it was time to give us the bill.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Very disappointed. Was looking forward to yummy margaritas, guacamole, enchiladas and ceviche. I love a spicy drink, so ordered the jalapeño margarita. It was so spicy, it was not drinkable. In fact, my tongue and food of mouth are still feeling residual effects the next day. Guacamole was odd--had pineapple in it, none of the normal flavors. The ceviche was the best thing, next to the tortilla chips--but was a very small portion for the cost. The enchiladas were extremely mediocre and rice had little flavor. Never imagined just how bad a Mexican dining experience could be. Now I've lived it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Terrible Food ... carnitas Michoacánas chunk of fat meat salty flavors .. enchiladas Suizas not chicken at all grease and messy... asada tacos ..tiny two peaces of meat no flavor Flan is the most horrible thin I ever try ..probably from The supermarket next door !! Super expensive 2 people $180. Drinks are weak. Don't bother coming here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

This is a Mexican Gem! As we search for great Mexican food in NYC, El Paso rises to the heights of this short list. The food was delicious and authentic with a selection to please many palates. The decor was artistic, rustic and brought a piece of the Mexico food scene to NYC. The service was good, but uneven (guac &chips showed up after entrees were served). The patio is fantastic and we enjoyed fresh air from the open front on a spring evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great. I wasn't expecting a really good service... Mg was nice. My waiter William was so helpful, water glasses always full , drinks r strong and complementary shots .. thanks for a great experience!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Very impressive service I have to say !! I came here with not very high expectations... we were sitting in the garden which is very cute.. the food is traditionally Mexican... guacamole is fresh , I love the margaritas make with fresh lime juice!!! My waiter was cute with a nice Spanish accent , glass of water always full , nice mg check our table and very friendly Hostes. I can't wait to try brunch !!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 9, 2017

This place was simply amazing and my 11 year old daughter loved it! 1st Mexican place where she actually ate the food! She's always asking to go back to the Mexican place... will see you again soon!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Came here with a huge group for brunch and they couldnt have been more accommodating. Food and service were great too. Our new go to bottomless drinks brunch spot!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Very friendly low-key atmosphere. Value for money and tasty food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Excellent service .. food is a little expensive .. not happy hour at the tables .. but drinks are strong 9$ for a margarita it's not bad at all. Ask for William he will make ur night memorable!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Always good!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Very satisfied!! Looks like this place is usually busy .. but my waiter William make r night very relaxed .. and entertaining .... even when the food was really late .. very good job we forgive you the long 35 minutes we wait for r food and yes we will be back and request same waiter again!! 👏

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