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Noche Mexicana

3.7
51 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 662-6900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rodolfo Fuentes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of 101st Street
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Public transit
Traveling by train train 1 to 103rd street and broadway walk down to 101st street and broadway turn east to Amsterdam avenue, we are in the corner of 101st street and Amsterdam avenue. By bus, bus m11, m7 on uptown route to 100 street and Amsterdam avenue.
Additional
Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
What 51 People Are Saying
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.6
service
3.0
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent fresh Mexican food.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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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3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on September 6, 2017

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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2.0Dined on August 15, 2017

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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4.0Dined on August 7, 2017

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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3.0Dined on July 5, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on April 23, 2017

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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4.0Dined on April 8, 2017

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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3.0Dined on March 26, 2017

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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2.0Dined on February 17, 2017

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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4.0Dined on February 2, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on October 22, 2016

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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4.0Dined on October 17, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2016

Still don't know what open table is

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2016

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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3.0Dined on June 25, 2016

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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2.0Dined on March 5, 2016

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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4.0Dined on October 8, 2015

The spicy guacamole was delicious.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2015

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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1.0Dined on July 8, 2014

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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4.0Dined on May 2, 2014

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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2.0Dined on January 3, 2014

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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2013

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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3.0Dined on November 29, 2013

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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5.0Dined on July 12, 2013

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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3.0Dined on June 17, 2013

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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1.0Dined on May 31, 2013

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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4.0Dined on May 27, 2013

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

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2013

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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3.0Dined on March 16, 2013

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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4.0Dined on February 16, 2013

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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5.0Dined on January 9, 2013

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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5.0Dined on December 25, 2012

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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4.0Dined on November 20, 2012

Food was great, loved the flan!

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3.0Dined on October 5, 2012

The restaurant was great. Open table, however, not so great. The restaurant didn't even have my reservation on file. So next time I will just contact the restaurant directly to make a reservation.

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2.0Dined on October 2, 2012

The service was ploddingly slow and we had to remind our server several times about our beverages. The chiles rellenos, which were touted as the best in town were, in my opinion, among the worst I've ever eaten. The peppers were not roasted and peeled but hard and rubbery, the cheese was like a mass of gluten, and the sauce was thin and uninspired. It did not settle my month-long craving for chiles rellenos and I will not go back there nor will I recommend the place to others.

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