La Loteria

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337 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Mexican
Welcome to La Lotería — a new take on authentic Mexican cuisine from Executive Chef/Owner Julieta Ballesteros (Crema, Los Feliz) and Managing Partner/Owner Jaime Herrera. The game La Lotería has been played throughout Mexico since Colonial times. Similar in concept to American Bingo, it is played using 54 widely varied characters and symbols of Mexican culture (like the skull, the moon, the mermaid & the rooster), and it inspires our ambiance, drinks, and menu. Not unlike the game, Mexican cuisine is unique, varied and steeped in tradition. With the cultural touchstone of La Lotería at its core, the restaurant will introduce to New York’s sophisticated palate an exciting and surprising mix of Mexican recipes, ranging from the deliciously elemental “street” taco, to the luscious lobster quesadilla. Come experience the spirit of La Lotería. Our specialty drinks and inspired cuisine await you in our inviting, newly designed West Village space.
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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and drinks were really good. I recommend the guac and salsa's to start!

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. Food and staff!

A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to din there!! Always delicious and consistent!! Staff makes u feel like u are at home !!!

SF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only reason I gave three stars for value is because the empanada appetizer I got had literally one small empanada as an appetizer. I’m not a big eater but at least a few on a plate would have made more sense for the price.

L
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I feel like if you're going to pay this much, head to fedora or just better yet go to tacombi. Nothing special.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overpriced and not that good of food. Good drinks.

FK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great frozen margaritas and food!

WW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Been here several times, great food...best tacos, specials...good value for food too, but the noise level really detracts from the experience. 3 of us ate and left asap since any conversation was impossible. Maybe wait until the outdoor tables are empty?...ahh 7th ave car exhaust...like Mexico City?

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I'd choose another Mexican restaurant.

Very poor service, didn't refill waters, and food came out 1.5 hours later and not together. Seems like they forgot about half the meal

Food was also a few steps below Taco Bell. Cold fajitas and the enchiladas may still be in the kitchen

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

favorite restaurant and staff! always amazing and always treat me great!

UW
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great happy hour specials - especially ceviche! Beware tacos are not happy hour prices - same as regular menu. Yummy margaritas

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to place love the staff and the food. Recommend the Ribeye Loteria it is amazing. Honestly all food is amazing just happen to like the Ribeye the best. Highly recollection to give this place a try if haven’t so already.

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, very consistent over the years on both fronts.

h
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Good food but completely overpriced. Wasn't crowded but service was very slow so if you have plenty of time to wait then...

SB
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The manager Santiago was absolutely amazing. Everyone we encountered had wonderful customer service! The food was awesome and we know Mexican because we are from Texas but most importantly they treated us so well.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food is overpriced for what they serve

BA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy margaritas and tacos! Choose from 2 or 4 depending on how hungry you are.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were absolutely delicious. Vibe was great, staff was friendly I would definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant cancel my reservation few hours before

DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the presentation was exquisite. The duck taquitos were especially noteworthy. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options, too. Not the place to take your visiting grandpa -- it's very, very loud. But other than my grandpa, I would strongly recommend La Loteria to anyone and everyone!

TN
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service, delicious food, great happy hour. 10/10 would go again.

m
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Prices were a little high in comparison to other similar Mexican restaurants and the service was a bit rushed. But the food and drinks were great and I love the ambiance.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not a big fan of lower seventh avenue, a bit bridge and tunnel, but this restaurant was great. good atmosphere and great food.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend introduced me to this place about 2 years ago, and it's been my go-to Mexican restaurant ever since. The staff here is by far the kindest and friendliest I've ever experienced in New York.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Restaurant basically forgot about our table. Went 45 minutes with no service. Forgot our second app, and forgot one of the four entrees that was ordered. Good food but a meal to forget.

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food , margaritas and atmosphere . If you like modern Mexican this is a great consistent choice . The salmon tacos are to die for and their salsas are amazing . Solid choice for a date or night with friends

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Very small plates for very large price. Place was small and intimate.

NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Most of the food was good, but the chicken in the chicken tacos was very dry :(

OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Overall positive experience and enjoyed the meal but they brought out chips and guacamole, my brothers steak dinner, my fajitas, my friends tacos, ceviche (which we ordered as an app) and then my other friends enchiladas - in that order! With lots of time in between so it was strange. Then our waitress just left without saying goodbye and we had to ask someone else for our check.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely top Mexican food in town

a
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food but a little pricey for the cuisine.
Lively atmosphere!

KO
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent. The cushions in booth were too low to the table and too soft. My wife moved seats as of result. They also did not have the IPA listed on the menu which was a major disappointment for my wife who ordered one. Despite those issues the food was truly outstanding and the service gracious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This restaurant is overpriced for mediocre food. My salmon tacos were completely over cooked. Also, they are unwilling to make accommodations for dietary restrictions, which I can understand if their dishes were top notch - but for mediocre, basic Mexican food, it was unreasonable.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fish tacos and guacamole with prime rib is always a highlight of meal.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food took over an hour, service was terrible, food was very meh and expensive for the size we got.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We were told by the host that our table is saved for a 8pm guests, so we should leave by then. We were seated at 6:40pm. I don’t understand why they decided that was right and gave us a time limit. The service was bad, no one came to check on us nor was available when we needed him. It seemed like our waiter was the only one going around the entire restaurant. Food was overpriced. Really wanted to like this place.

PF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food is consistently excellent and good value for money.

B
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite brunch in the city! Best service and the drinks are good not diluted. Highly recommend

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good experience, food was good, no major issues. Would go back again.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food is subpar and overpriced. Service is nithing to write home about. I think they precook fajitas because my fajitas certainly did not come out sizzling while other tables' fajitas did. Will not return.

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