Noche Mexicana

3.7
62 Reviews
$30 and under
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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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
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3.7
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3.1
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4.0
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vipJimM
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We love this place. It's been our go-to for years. Reliably good food and recently improved service.

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Still the staff has no idea how to check in an Open Table reservation.

MD
vipMerryDiner
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican in NYC!

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vipTwotutor
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It looks like it's been a neighborhood restaurant for many years. Good food, casual setting and it's a good place to go whether you want a big meal or just a couple of appetizers. Great guacamole!!

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food is ok, but for about the 10th time the staff refuses to acknowledge Open Table reservations. I’ve explained the point system to them, showed my iPhone with the open table app reservation and the waitresses act like they have no idea what I’m talking about. I’ve even got a rude email from a manager disputing this. Anyway, if you care about your points or don’t want a “no show” designation on your account, Save your receipt & send a photo copy to Open Table to correct this after you’re marked as a no show a few days later.

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vipSummi
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Small mexican restaurant on the upper west side...food was not the best but the decor was ok.Would not go back

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vipOscarS
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great

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vipFoodeeeee
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was mediocre. Service was terrible but you couldn't really blame the server. On a Saturday night, they had one server for the whole restaurant.

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Once again Noche Mexicana had no idea what Open Table is. The waitress claimed to know nothing about it, even after showing my iPhone screen. I am done with this place. Not worth the sullen service, mediocre food & having to write to Open Table to get my points.

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vipOscarS
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite thing at Noche Mexicana are the enchiladas

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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

SR
vipSusanR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent fresh Mexican food.

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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vipCEA10025
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall4food5service1ambience2

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

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SusanW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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vipLisaA
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

SA
SANDRA007
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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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vipGaryT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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.

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience3

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

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lupe
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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.

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall2food1service1ambience2

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.

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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ldcreo
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Still don't know what open table is

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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 .

JR
vipJosephR
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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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vipLuigiL
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The spicy guacamole was delicious.

JK
vipJKingH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2015
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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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vipDoesEnergeticMeanLOUD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2014
Overall1food2service3ambience2

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.

CS
vipClassicStageGroupie
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2014
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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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vipchefmeche
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2014
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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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Hilary
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

LB
vipLeeBW
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience1

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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Happymom
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Noche Mexicana using the Order Online button. Noche Mexicana also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Noche Mexicana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 662-6900.

Noche Mexicana is rated 3.7 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.