La Diagonal

4.6
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$30 and under
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Traditional Mexican
La Diagonal is the only Agaveria in Harlem, New York City. We specialized in agave spirits, hand crafted cocktails, and Mexican Tapas. We have a wide selection of rare and exclusive tequilas, mezcales and raicillas, served neat or in cocktails, accompanied with Traditional Mexican Food.

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Sun - Thu 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

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JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The bartender ( don’t remember his name but he had glasses) was welcoming. Great vibe!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day. Great spot for a special occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinning experience.

JA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed La Diagonal. The service, meal and ambience was the right type of brunch atmosphere I wanted. All too often Brunches in Harlem can be noisy. Not here. You can actually have a conversation and catch up with friends and family.

AN
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, service and ambiance were delightful. The restaurant was noisy while we were there (9:30 - 10:45 on a Saturday night) which makes it difficult to have a conversation beyond two people. But I would happily return to see if it is quieter a bit earlier in the evening.

RD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my sisters birthday. Drinks are good food was really good! Overall will return!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Mexican restaurant

JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love this place!!! Servers very nice. Food is delicious and setting is beautiful and relaxed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Too expensive for 2 tacos that weren’t good :(

T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for NYE, perfect! Drinks and food were outstanding!

KS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegans can eat the vegetarian tacos and a few of the sides - just make sure to tell your server that you are vegan!

D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

La Diagonal offers very well prepared dishes, with attentive service. Be aware that the servings come in European portions.

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Two of us went to La Diagonal for Sunday brunch at 1pm and the place was very very quiet. The food was good but a little slow to come out given how quiet it was. The waiter seemed not to understand what we said. We had to repeat ourselves a lot.

DO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. It was conveniently located in Harlem. Took my cousin there for her bday. You HAVE try the crab quac and churros. Will go back again.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is CRAB GUACAMOLE!!! Drinks were good and food was delish BUT THAT CRAB GUACAMOLE WAS TO DIE FOR!!!!

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, nice vibe, food was also interesting and delicious. But oh, on a Friday night, it was so loud we could barely hear one another.

MY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice ambiance, food can be spicey but food overall extremely yummy. Good place for happy hour.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Nice location for a summer meal but I guess should not order seafood on a Monday. Crab not at all fresh and the guacamole was bland

MD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner. The crab guacamole was the best!!! Fantastic ambiance and the service was wonderful.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Incredibly slow service: Arrived at 13:03. Waiter finally took our order at 13:23. Food finally arrived at 13:54. one of the pancakes was charred black. The huevos rancheros was tiny and ordinary. The only thing decent about the restaurant was the mezcal, and all they had to do was pour it out of a bottle.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very small portions. I expected the quality of the meal and portion size of the guacamole, appetizers, and entrees to be larger for the price. Chips with the guacamole were stale. Very underwhelming. Ambiance is nice but can get a much better value elsewhere. This was our second visit, probably last for food.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very understaffed. Created issues with food service and the food itself (arrived cold) and cold drinks which arrived with melting ice having watered them down. Usually the restaurant is very good but this time I was disappointing.

JD
London
32 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have never ventured this far north for Tequila
and appetizers. The drinks men and small
dishes were first class. We had a very good
wait staff and our dishes and drinks were
correct.

JH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great drinks and pretty restaurant. Food was delicious guacamole and shrimp quesadilla.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The food was great! However, service was horrible. They forgot our drink orders and 3 different people returned to the table 4 different times to take the same order. Then they confused our drink order with another table. When we finally got our drinks, after about 30 minutes & at the end of our meal, they blamed the bar for the delay. However, the bar was nowhere near busy and the bartender at one point was just standing doing nothing as we waited. The drinks were good, not worth the wait. When we ordered to dessert we had to ask for cutlery twice. They dropped the dessert off and 10 minutes after it had been obvious they had no intentions of giving us cutlery. When we asked the first time, a person (who wasn’t our server) came back 5 minutes later and stated “Oh I forgot”. Then offered us a round of shots which never came. We weren’t upset about the shots not coming because at this point we wanted to leave. When we left, we paid in cash and headed out. The server chased us down the block, yelling, “HEY”. When we finally realized someone was speaking to us we stopped and turned around, she asked us if we paid. We said that we had and left it all in cash on the table. She stated “Oh you left it at the table. Okay.” It’s obvious she did not even check the table & decided to that chasing us down the block like we had dined and dashed was more appropriate. Overall, we are never going back to that restaurant.

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Queso Fundido was perfect. Octopus with cauliflower and corn was spicy and so yum!
Crab enchiladas are fantastic. Fish tacos lacking flavor and presentation was meh-could use a bit more cabbage.

Mezcal cocktail too much pineapple but presentation was nice.
Gorgeous restaurant just needs a bit more work on service. Waited a super long time for check and then even longer to pay.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yes. They were out of everything I ordered, but everything I ended up getting was terrific.

PF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the restaurant, the food is good, fresh, clean and authentic. Best margaritas!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

What kind of Mexican restaurant doesn't provide sour cream with a meal and charges extra when you ask for it? We were charged $2.00 for a tiny amount of sour cream. I ordered the tuna tartare taquitos appetizer as an entree and asked if it would be enough for a meal and the waiter said yes. While the tuna tartare tasted good, the "taquitos" included 4 tiny (about 2 inches wide, 1 inch tall) shells and I asked for more and they brought me tortilla chips instead. 2 drinks, 1 appetizer and 1 entree cost over $100 for tiny portions and just okay food. I loved the decor and the atmosphere and although I live 2 minutes away, I won't be back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We've gone here several times for special occasions. The drinks and food are good and the service is excellent. We will definitely continue to go here.

p
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was really slow. Drinks and food were overpriced for what it is.

RW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great HH, good food but service can be a bit slow and lacking at times.

K
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of the best kept secrets in Harlem right now. The brunch is excellent and very well done. Visited on a Sunday afternoon and it was practically empty compared to the many other after-church soul food restaurants in Harlem which are packed at this time. The view on a nice day - particularly on the balcony - is relaxing and the service is very attentive. I enjoy their chorizo and any of their egg dishes, and the cocktails are always top notch. Definitely recommend a visit. The only downside is many of the seats are stools without backs. This didn't work too well for a few of the folks in our group however the servers were very accommodating in getting them chairs with backs.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cute and quaint restaurant offers a downtown feel to uptown. The authentic cuisine, hand crafted drinks, and dim lighting is great for meeting with friends, date night, or solo “me” time. All good things come with a price. The hefty bill might leave your pocket a bit light but small plate cuisine will fill you up.

H
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was great by Harlem standards. But for Mexican food, this place is way overpriced. If you're not on a budget and don't mind paying for overpriced tacos, this is the place for you, otherwise, there are plenty of other affordable options like La Chula in the city. But a perfect date night/friends/special gathering spot worth a try.

TC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

What a find this was! Was going to Apollo theatre and happened to pick this place that was nearby. The drinks and food were amazing. Service wasn't that great but we weren't in a rush.

LW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

La Diagonal is a very cute space with a nice vibe. I've been there before and had better experiences so I think they were just a bit off their game this past Sunday. It took a while for our drinks and guacamole to come even though it wasn't particularly crowded. The guacamole needed a little more sabor - salt and black or red pepper. I ordered a mezcal old fashioned which was too sweet. We both ordered appetizers and an entree and they were all brought at the same time. I ordered the ceviche mixto and short rib tacos. Because they all came at the same time the tacos were no longer hot by the time I got to them. As I said I've had better experiences at La Diagonal so I think this visit was an anomaly and I'll be back.

JM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place.
Super professional classy staff.
....and the food is even better.

l
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My brothers and I were treating our dad for father’s day. We had a great time. The food was good but the drinks were great! The waiter was patient and attentive. There’s a nice light breeze as they have a patio with the doors open. I would definitely go back for a happy hour.