Noche Mexicana

3.7
53 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Welcome to Noche Mexicana Restaurant. Our food is from Guerrero, a Southwestern state of Mexico. We are from a town known as Tlapa de Comomfort Guerrero, also known as the heart of the mountain in Guerrero. Our recipes have been passed on from our grandparents to our parents and our parents to us. We try our best to keep our recipes as original as possible, so we can give you a taste of the culinary flavor from the heart of the Guerrero Mountains. On our menu you will find from traditional snacks such as tacos, tostadas, sopes, etc; to the more authentic regional dishes, such as pipian de pollo [pumpkin seed sauce with chicken], chileajo de puerco [guahillo chili sauce with pork chops], or the traditional mole poblano with chicken . We have shrimp Mexican style [shrimp with sautéed onions, tomatoes and fresh jalapenos], camarones a la diabla [sautéed shrimp with chipotle sauce]. We have homemade flan; horchata and jamaica drinks. YOU ARE INVITED TO TASTE A PIECE OF MEXICO.
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OS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite thing at Noche Mexicana are the enchiladas

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JR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Once again the server had no idea what an Open Table reservation is. I spoke w both waitresses, but neither knew how to check reservations.
Our table was as sticky as a candied apple. The food... meh

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent fresh Mexican food.

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JR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pretty good Mexican place on UWS. Food, prices & service are good. My complaint is that if you use Open Table & like to accumulate point, Noche Mexicana NEVER acknowledges your reservation. I have showed them the app on my iPhone, mentioned the reservation, & given my name. The staff has no idea how to check in a reservation. If you want to gain your points, wait until your email saying you were a no show, then send a photo copy of your receipt. It's hassle each time.

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CE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 2

Go for the food. But don’t expect good service.

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SW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food & sangria at very reasonable prices. Friendly staff that didn’t rush us through. Quiet enough for conversation. Would return.

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JR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good Mexican food. When mentioning Open Table reservation, the staff never seems to know what Open Table is. The service is good otherwise. Generous portions. The Noche platter is enough for 2 people. Great black beans & rice. Again, if you want to earn your Open Table points, Noche Mexicana's waitresses have no clue on how to check in a reservation & you will be notified by Open Table that you were a "no show".

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LA
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great new discovery in the neighborhood. Good food. Pleasant atmospher

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SA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Their Mango Margarita's and Tacos were great! Their fajitas were anything but fajitas. The quesadilla was ok. Overall i give them ***

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JR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The neighborhood Mexican restaurant once again failed to have any idea what Open Table is. I mentioned my reservation & showed the waitress my phone with the information. She claimed to not know anything about Open Table. This happens every time I've been there. She was the only one working so service was slow. If this wasn't such a close choice, I'd doubt I'd make an effort to go back. Food is ok
Since I wrote this review, I was notified by open table I was a 'no show'. I emailed a photo copy of my receipt & after 2 correspondences, I received my points. I am done with Noche Mexicana!

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GT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Authentic. Tasty. Substantial portions. Good prices. The piped in ethnic music was contemporary -- not the old fashioned traditional sound that is common at Mexican restaurants. Not a pretty room, but come for the good food and good value.

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JR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Points for open table never seem to show up after dining at Niche Mexicana

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l
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was terrible, it took them literally an hour to deliver the meals....We were two people and there were only two other tables seated. Then others showed up and we were the last ones served. Even the guests next to us where shocked and we laughed about how ridiculous it was. Food was bland and nothing special. All the photos looked great but the reality was bleak.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

They were able to accommodate a last minute reservation for a large group. Service was slow even though the restaurant was not busy. Food was great; drinks were strong. Cost was average at about 30 per person.

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JR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good neighborhood place to go for Mexican food. One thing, the staff is always unaware what Open Table is even after showing them my phone. The points do come through eventually though.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The food here was disgusting. I had steak and my friend had chicken. We had the most difficult time cutting our meats because they were so hard and rubbery. The waiter was also not good at all. We sat there for almost 30minutes before she even came back to ask us if we wanted our check. The restaurant wasn't even busy so I don't understand why we had such bad service.

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JR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Late lunch at neighborhood restaurant. Food & service always good except lack of knowledge they're on Open Table

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l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This is a solid, friendly neighborhood restaurant. It was perfect for what we wanted and we'll definitely be back again!

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JR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Still unaware of open table system. Good neighborhood place for Mexican food friendly service

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JR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Still don't know what open table is

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JR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good neighborhood place for authentic Mexican food. This is 2nd time going using Open Table, staff had no idea what I was referring to; insisted they aren't familiar with Open Table even after showing my reservation on my iPhone .

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JR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good neighborhood place for authentic Mexican food. The staff was not familiar with Open Table, had no idea when I asked if our reservation was confirmed. Otherwise service & food were enjoyable.

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LL
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Basic and serviceable, but nothing special. Pleasant service and affordable, but there is nothing to go out of the way for here. Just a neighborhood joint that probably is best left for take out.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The spicy guacamole was delicious.

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JK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We were very happy with our food. We found it authentic and fresh. The service lacked urgency and the ambiance was less than stellar. If you are looking for good Mexican food without the frills, this would be a good choice.

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DE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2014
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

We arrived for our dinner and ordered classic margaritas. They arrived along with the habitual chips and salsa.
The chips didn't taste fresh, may have come from a bag; the salsa wasn't anything special; the drink forced us out the door!
We looked at the food served to the table next to us and weren't impressed. Nothing special, not worth putting any money down towards.
We were looking forward to this "authentic Mexican" family-run experience and had to go somewhere else to find it.

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CS
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Maybe there is too much on the menu for this smallish restaurant. Good cold Mexican beer and decent sangria. We ordered the mixed platter, which included a good variety of treats. The mole rojo pork chops were very thin and tough, I'd rather have one good pork chop than two thin over cooked chops.

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c
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2014
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The service was pleasant and accommodating and the unfortunate store-bought chips were accompanied by a wonderful tomatillo salsa. But it was downhill from there. Chicken in the enchiladas was dry and the chile relleno was disgraceful. The cheese filling was nowhere near melted--ice cold as a matter of fact. The tortillas were of the supermarket variety. Perhaps they were having an off night but the excellent reviews led me to expect much better.

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Some of my family members are from Mexico and they feel that the food at Noche Mexicana is authentic Mexican cuisine. The
price is very reasonable and the portions are generous. A great neighborhood place for the upperwest side.

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LB
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Prices are reasonable but they should be. The atmosphere is not at all appealing and the food was just ok. May go back to try the regional specialties which are hard to find on the back page of the menu.

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H
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food at reasonable prices. In addition to the standard American Mexican restaurant offerings, there are more original options for you to try. Definitely worth a visit

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J
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was actually pretty good Mexican. But, the service was slow and disorganized; this wasn't the waitress fault though as there was only one for the entire restaurant. One waitress, dinner rush, 20 tables...

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d
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2013
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was almost surly, wait staff did not know what I meant when I said I had made a reservation, took a VERY long time to get food which was medicore at best

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2013
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Sweet neighborhood restaurant. Friendly service. Food good.
Leisurely, so not the place if your time is limited.
Enjoyable expérience.

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P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2013
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Kitchen would benefit from learning to use spices. Food was good (though my burrito came on a cold side), but lacking spices crosses this place from my list of "dinner with friends" and moves to list of "quick lunch alone".

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P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It is a pleasant, small, building's corner place with lots of light and forthcoming waitresses. Chef is skillful in Mexican food, though it lacks a spice(s) punch one could expect, thus making it fit for general public it addresses. Def great for hearty lunch/brunch alone or as quick meal, but not so much for a long, food enjoying dinner with foodie friends.

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e
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was hearty and tasty, but nothing special. However, the prices were low and the servings large; given this, the place is a good deal.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very good but it's always good. It's colorful, consistent & reasonably priced. Why cook when you can eat here for less? And no, I'm not their mother!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Friendly place, with delcious food. I especailly like the mole poblano/ dark mole with chocolate in it!, not available many places! JT

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2012
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great, loved the flan!

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