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About Mojave

In this adobe hacienda from the Mojave desert, the décor is subdued and soothing. Warm cream color walls, dark wood floors and furniture allow one to focus on the artistic design of the room, with three separate pitched ceilings made from spruce and fir strategically placed with hidden lighting on the walls. When evening falls, the flickering glow of candles adds comfortable warmth to the already pleasant ambiance. The food is Southwestern with, of course, an authentic Mexican flare.

2236 31st St
Astoria, NY 11105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern

Hours of Operation:


Brunch:

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Ditmars Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 545-4100

Website:
http://www.mojaveny.com/

Entertainment:
Viva Margarita Wednesdays with live music and $5 margaritas all night.

Catering:
For information on off-site catering please contact us.

Parking Details:
Parking easily available in local streets.

Public Transit:
Last stop of N or Q trains to Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

Executive Chef:
Santiago Moran

Private Party Facilities:
The outdoor patio can be reserved for private parties larger than 60 guests.
For more information please contact us at 718-545-4100

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mojave Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.8

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Sunday Lunch (6)
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Comfort Food (2)
Good for a Date (2)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Delicious! Definitely we are coming back...

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great brunch spot with bottomless option for $34.95 or $16.95 for an alcoholic drink, coffee or tea and an entree. I had the french vanilla bean french toast. It was nice and soft; melted in your mouth. Cochinits pibil benedict was amazing. Nice variety of choices. Make sure to get there early and if possible make a reservation

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Authentic, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Brunch was great and the bottomless option is reasonably priced.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It wasn't that crowded and because of that I feel like the service could have been a little quicker.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

the servers was very slow and it took them long time for everything, from drinks to getting our food.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Convenient location. A true gem in Astoria.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was good. However it could have been better If the food actually came out hot.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Mojave is always a good choice. They make the best margaritas. My skirt steak fajitas were a bit chewy or else they woulda got 5 stars.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

I came here for brunch for my birthday on 7/30/17. I chose Mojave because I had been to brunch here before and loved it. Needless to say, I loved it again. Both times I came with a group of around 8 people. They were very accommodating, and the atmosphere is great. The food is DELICIOUS and the sangrita is so good!
Can't beat these brunch prices either!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Wonderful brunch choices. The wait staff was especially friendly. Go if you can when you can get the attention we did.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The restaurant was very clean and candle lit ... it was busy as it was a Thursday night and the manager understaffed by only having one waitress, Lola handle the entire restaurant. There was enough servers and bus staff but only one waitress. Lola took our order and was as attentive as if we were her only table. The food was delicious and not rushed which is what we enjoyed most. Drinks were a tad expensive a frozen flavored margarita will run you $11. Overall it was very good food and service their prices could come down a bit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Lovely place .... Delicious food and drinks... Hidden Gem

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 4, 2017

AAA. Amazing All Around

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Drinks were good, however all the dishes we ordered were extremely salty, couldn't even be eaten. One dish was re-done to go.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It was my friend's birthday and the food and drinks was amazing. Def going back again !

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Never disappoints!! The food is delicious and the best sangaritas in town!

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great drinks! Service is good, but food is okay, nothing special.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Not worth it at all ! I had my friends brunch here and I totally regret it, the food wasn't good and more like tapas and the bottles brunch was more like orange juice..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Party goers, anything more than 15+ guest be prepared to wait for service. Also, keep in mind food and drink may not arrive on time or as requested. But the staff will work with you to correct and flaws.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Creative menu and delicious food. Do yourself a favor and order the sangrita and the breakfast quesadilla!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

It was a great time! I took my mother for Brunch for Easter! The food was delicious & the drinks were well prepared!
I definitely recommend it for everyone!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Do NOT pay for the bottomless brunch! $35 includes one brunch entree and unlimited Bloody Mary, mimosa, sangria, etc. Sounded like a good deal, until we realized all the drinks were HORRIBLE (we had to send back 2 different drinks before settling on a mimosa because that's the only one that is impossible to screw up). The entrees were decent, but portions were the size of appetizers/small plates (the burrito comes in a tortilla that could probably be used for a taco lol). Not going back. Staff was nice though!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Such a wonderful night! Our service was fantastic, friendly, fun, and very attentive. The food was fantastic, as always, and the Sangritas were giant and delicious. Just a really wonderful way to spend a birthday dinner with friends and some delicious comforting Southern-Mex.

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great food and drink. Never disappoints. Great service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Slow service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The food was OK but I wouldn't go back because the service was horrible. Not to bury the lede, but to make everything worse with the service being poor we were charged for two drinks we never ordered. It was corrected, but annoying. The restaurant was less than half empty on a Saturday night at 830pm and it took a while before anyone came over to us after we first sat down. Waitress/waitresses were not friendly, didn’t ask once how the food was. Almost felt like we were being rushed the whole time. As long as the food/drinks are good and a fair price I don’t mind the service not being 100% but this was pretty bad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

With great service and delicious food, we'll definitely be going back regularly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Delicious food and atmosphere. However the calamari was a bit too salty. Service was exceptional as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Hostess gave away our table for our reservation. It was originally set for 2:15, we didn't end up sitting down until 3:30pm then it took a while for anyone to come to us. The manager ended up coming over and is the one who served us. The manager was extremely understanding of the bad service that we were experiencing and was more than accommodating to our needs.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Had a nice experience with the bottomless brunch!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Grear Bottomless Brunch. It got a but busy, but drinks were awesome and food was great.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Good food and great drinks. Try the sangrita!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I went there with my friends for a night out and we got there a bit early and they were able to seat us right away which was a plus in my book. The food was great and the drinks were awesome but the service wasn't great.

Our waiter seemed out of it and it took him 20 minutes to grab us our drinks and it wasn't that busy. He didn't check in on us once and they forgot one of our appetizers. When our meals came, I finally was able to mention it to them and then the appetizer came at the end of our meal. At that point, they should of just asked if we even wanted it or not! I would eat there again in hopes that the waitstaff wakes up a bit!

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Delicious food, good service, cool ambiance. Been here several times, will return.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The first time I was here, I ate in the outdoor area in the backyard. It was nice but too buggy. This time we ate inside and it was honestly much nicer. The low lighting and candle light make it a great date spot. The food is delicious and so are the drink options. Location is close to the train which is convenient but street parking is harder to find.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Mojave for years was our favorite go-to spot for any or every occasion. They had a new chef which we were quite displeased with- so a group of us haven't been back in months. As soon as we heard that they had brought back the original chef, we ran right back. The food is absolutely delicious, flavor in every part of each dish. The steak fajitas are mouth-watering!! And of course the sangritas are a must. Service amazing as always. So so happy they brought the chef back, hats off to him and his staff!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

I went to Mohave for the first (and last) time meeting friends for brunch. I made a reservation for 1:30 (party of 4) and did not get seated until 2:30. We were seated next to an extremely large, loud and rude party of about 20 people who were so loud we couldn't hear our friends from across the table. We all ordered the bottomless, pre-fixe brunch. My Energy breakfast was an extremely small and mediocre tasting portion of food for $32. The only enjoyable part of this experience was the Sangria, which was pretty strong and very tasty, but certainly not worth putting up with all of the other inconveniences. Will not be returning, would not recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Great bottomless brunch, my glass was never empty. Food was delicious although I with there were more vegetarian options for brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Overall the food was just OK. We were a party of 6 adults. Everyone ate something different, and the consensus was the same...the food was just OK. One of us sent he main course back because the food was tepid.

Service was good and the staff was attentive. The interior decor is very nice, but based on the food I would not go back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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