Kahlo Restaurant

4.6
359 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Only Indoor Dining
Eat-Drink-Visit is what Kahlo stands for. Kahlo, located in Chelsea, is a fine-casual restaurant featuring Modern Mexican Cuisine. Enjoy dinner in this relaxed mid-century ambiance sipping Mezcal Cocktails and well crafted dishes.
Delivery (Ubereats, Grubhub, Seamless, Caviar, Doordash) and take out(Toast)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Sun 12:00AM - 12:30AM 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Tue - Thu 10:00AM - 11:00AM 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 6:45PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 12:00AM - 12:30AM 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

What 359 people are saying
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vipAlwaysSeekingTheBest
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year, New Khalo! Great time & experience. Our favorite neighborhood date night place.

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BjornB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fantastic modern Mexican food in a nice environment

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food in a beautiful setting.

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HermiloG
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

deserves a michelin star..⭐️ the food, the service... the staff very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem - I love this place! Every dish is delicious, especially the aguachile

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vipfamilyvacationer
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Khalo has been the best place we’ve eaten in our trip to NYC. Friendly staff. Food was excellent. Guacamole fantastic. Arrecherra steak was wonderful. Would definitely recommend.

JD
JessieDR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Beautiful decoration, but the place was only at 30% of the capacity and the waitress was just absent. Seemed like she got annoyed by everything being questioned too.
The shrimp tacos and the mole are lovely.
The CON= This place needs to know that a bad service and lack of empathy can ruin a business, maybe the waitress had a bad day, her body language was aggressive.
Bathroom was super clean

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vipRich
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to Kahlo to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and sumptuous food. The branzino with veracruz sauce is outstanding! So are the tuna tostados. Loved the watercress salad and the shrimp tacos too. Definitely at the top of my list of favorite restaurants in NYC.

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miserdiner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious dishes, but more like sitting in a nightclub

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Poncho
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

If you're a vegetarian, be prepared to be even more limited by choices; sometimes, two of the three touted applicable dishes are off the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, tortillas are handmade and they are great.
Love the cocktails and the ambiance.
Service was very friendly.
Looking forward to coming back.

VC
VanessaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margaritas are amazing!! The food was great and the service was exceptional. The manager Acri was very accommodating to my party since we were two hours early for our reservation. Thank you!!

DD
DevotedDad
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent find tucked away on a side street. Lovely decor. Imaginative cocktails. Interesting menu. Every dish was both eye-catching and delicious. Fresh ingredients. Even the rice was interesting. My wife went with a friend and liked it enough to take me there a week later. Worth a visit.

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vipRSC75
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and the atmosphere are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The service was lacking. Our server didn’t seem interested at all. Mostly like because gratuity was included for 6 people. The lobster coconut dish for the price was terrible. Two mini coconuts that you can’t even eat. one order didn’t even have a singe piece of lobster. Waste of money!

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vipMRChelsea
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We have been huge fans of Kahlo since they opened almost 5 years ago. The Hostess /Manager (??), Marte always took such good care of us and was always at the ready to recommend a wine or a mezcal for dessert. There were also 2 waiters who would always see to it that one of them took care of us, no matter what section we sat in. Last night was our first time there in quite a while and we were surprised to find that Marte is no longer there and as we checked out the waitstaff, it seemed both of "our" waiters were gone as well. The food was still great, though somehow, not quite as great as in the past , (I have no idea if the chef has changed as well) To be clear, I don't want to discourage people from checking out Kahlo as it's still a cozy and unique atmosphere with creative cocktails and authentic , unique Mexican Food. But for us personally, the service last night was , well, serviceable.... nothing great, nothing wrong. (Worth noting - as we are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and there were at least 2 different "holiday parties" (Office party, big group of friends? , not sure) going on in the main dining room with us so it was a little more raucous than normal . And this type of arrangement can at times throw off servers a bit and potentially cause them to give a little less attention to their smaller tables. Therefore my service score here is based only on last night and not a general opinion. We will certainly be back and recommend Kahlo to anyone who is looking for unique Mexican fare in a fun, cozy atmosphere. (However, my new life's mission is to find out where Marte landed, as she was truly the main reason we came back as regularly as we did.)

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MarlonB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a date night, birthday celebration, etc. The ambiance sets the mood. The food was amazing and the service is great. I would definitely recommend.

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FatimaG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with a friend for early dinner on a Sunday and the restaurant was pretty quiet and empty at 6 pm. The place is beautifully decorated, they have a coat check In and I was seated immediately. Even though their menu selection is small but it's worth it. It's little on the pricey side but food & drinks did justify the price. I ordered Frieda drink and it was so delicious, we ordered Guacamole to share, Shrimp tacos & Flan. Everything was perfect & delicious. The servers were very attentive & everyone was very friendly. Fast service too.
I would really recommend this place for date night or to celebrate any events too :) By the way, this place got super packed in an hour. It was on a quiet street so it was interesting to find this hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time coming here for my anniversary dinner and I just love it food is delicious and service is excellent I will definitely coming back ❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Could have a more varied menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Way too loud and the service was too slow. We left very quickly and went somewhere else.

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KenB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, imaginative Mexican dishes, served by a courteous staff, a great destination after a visit to Hudson Yards.

JD
JessieDR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was very good, but the service? Meh. Our waitress was rude!
If you want to sell $20 cocktails, and overpriced food you should at least give an experience or provide good service.
At least say... Hi, Good night!
We felt abandoned and our issue is not even the undersized dishes, we get it.
Even if you are under-staff, at least say greet:(

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StephanieG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance is amazing; the perfect setting for incredible dining. Loved it!

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ElenaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and atmosphere is great however it is extremely noisy and you can barely hear your conversation from

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vipLorenaA
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, drinks, service and ambiance. I definitely recommend it for groups or a date night.

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lynnf
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 7 and it was the perfect spot for our friends reunion. Cocktails are delicious, the food is so yummy and they made it easy to share. The vibe is cool but intimate and music was great. We love this West Chelsea local spot and completely recommend it. Oh and staff are all so friendly and helpful!

Favorite dishes: Tuna Tostada, Prawns, Tacos and the Steak!

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vipAlwaysSeekingTheBest
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

This is the second time in two weeks we've had to wait for over 15 minutes to be greeted by a server after sitting down. Then waited over 10 minutes for our drinks. First time we thought it was just an accident, second time it was undeniable.
This place is incredible for food, ambiance & location but for the past few months the service quality has declined dramatically.

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Twasalright
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Kahlo has become one of my favorites. The space is very well done, the food is great, the margaritas are yummy, and the staff is attentive and are happy to help with recommendations. The hostess always greets customers very warmly and welcoming. I love Kahlo!

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vipMaximilianS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite Mexican spot! Great food and amazing drinks! You feel like in Mexico City. Friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great evening all around! They accommodated our large group even after the kitchen was closing and they were attentive throughout.

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vipAlwaysSeekingTheBest
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great experience

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AceD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and ambiance. amazing service. would recommend to make portion sizes a little bigger or at least include more of dish

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LuzB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time with friends. The ambiance was great, service top notch! It was loud but you could still have a conversation. We had the tartare and the fish in salsa and both were amazing. Highly recommend

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AthieneR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s amazing experience. The food is very good and the ambience so amazing. Thanks a lot all of you.

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vipMKM11
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Kahlo offers three variations on guacamole. In an ideal world, we might've ordered all three, but we selected the KAHLO & RIVERA version. Hands down, it was the absolutely BEST guacamole I've ever had--with home-made tortilla chips to die for. We tried 3 different cocktails from their extensive list--all were delicious, if small.

The room is elegantly decorated, lush, and welcoming. The noise level was a bit loud once the place filled up.

Delighted to have spent a lovely evening there!

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vipDougM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is such a hidden gem, and the food amazing. Beware though - the last few times I’ve been there, they have the air conditioning at a ridiculously cold setting - so dress warm and expect your food to be cold in about 3 minutes.

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vipAmandaY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food is good but very pricey. We ordered the guacamole and it was literally a scoop.

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AK123
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot to celebrate a birthday! Waitstaff was so attentive and food was delicious, nice dim and romantic atmosphere as well :)

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CarlaP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. We were a group of six that arrived within 10 minutes of each other and we were seated upon arrival so no one had to wait at the door. We had all the appetizers, which were great. Our entrees mixed, the steak and tacos were delicious. I had the branzino fish which I thought was just okay.
We were celebrating my husband’s and a friend’s birthday and our waiter brought dessert with free shots and two sparkler candles for the birthday men. We all agreed that we would definitely go back to Kahlo

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You can order delivery directly from Kahlo Restaurant using the Order Online button. Kahlo Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Kahlo Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 256-0083.

Kahlo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 359 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.