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El Rio Grande

4.5
325 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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Great Tex-Mex restaurant featuring the best margaritas in New York City as voted by City Search. Authentic Mexican cuisine with a flare for grilled fish. *Please note: Reservations are not available for outdoor seating. Thank you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday and Saturdays:4:00pm-11:00pm Brunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 867-0922
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fermin Ramirez
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Private party facilities
We can offer private events in various formats including sit-down meals, buffet or cocktail parties.
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Private party contact
Diane Giovannone: (212) 867-0922
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Catering
No catering event is too small, we can customize an event for your needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Avenue
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Parking details
Street parking is available after 7:00pm and there is a parking garage located directly under the restaurant on 3rd Avenue.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 325 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KayCee (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Have been going to El Rio Grande for more years than I remember. It is always a good time. I love their Mexican food so much, I have never yet even tried their Tex Mex. Their traditional Margaritas are heavenly! Nice hip crowd of various age brackets love it here. A little trivia: Liz Smith used to live in the upstairs apartments and loved to go to El Rio Grande!

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AnnSophieF (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Very Good food, especially guacamole that was prepared at the table and some sausage dish served in a pan!
Drinks were good, service food and price ok.

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vipstac (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

great margaritas, food was Delicious, staff was great

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Te2018 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Great experience all around

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

the best in NYC...have been eating there for over 30 years and hope to for 30 more!

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GeneO (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 27, 2017

Order took much longer than expected. Waiter explained our order was taken by a different waiter.

Service was attentive apart from the delay with our good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

Good food, great service, lovely embience; recommend sitting outside once weather permits

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vipjanegold (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

This neighborhood favorite never fails. The food and the drinks were sensational. We did everything but lick the plates!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

Love the margarita's here, nice and strong. Also on Tuesday's they have $5 taco specials!

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vipGoodreview (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

Solid reliable Mexican. Great location. The service is really great. There is a reason this place has been open so long!

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