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Ruta Oaxaca Mexican Cuisine

4.7
103 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Taste all the amazing authentic flavors from Mexico City to Oaxaca! A route that you wont forget!
Enjoy Ruta Oaxaca!

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
  • Extra space between tables
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 103 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We made reservations, The hostess gave us a seat right away. The waitress never arrived I had to ask another waitress if we can at least get water while we wait for our waitress. She brought us water right away and told us our waitress would be coming shortly. After 20min the waitress finally showed up and placed our order. I wanted the calamari appetizer but when i ask the waitress if it was spicy she informed us they were they are made with jalapeños I ordered the guacamole instead. She informed us the guacamole wasn’t spicy. I order two cocktails. The appetizer and the food came out really fast. We took a sip of our cocktails and it was super spicy. Even though we told the waitress we dont like spicy she still served us two super spicy cocktails. The tacos came appart not sure what corn they use to make them but its not the usual that you would get at any other taco place. The waitress didn’t like when we complain about the cocktails because we didn’t ask if they were spicy. We told her from the beginning that we dont like spicy thats why we didn’t get the calamari.

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AstoriaNW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, cocktails and service!

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DEASHA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome first time experience, high quality food, best tacos hands down. The steak was divine. service with a smile. Clean and the guava margarita out of this world..

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Flybarry
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed my dinner here on November 20. Did a reposado flight of tequila along with the empanadas. Main course was the beef short ribs with coloradito mole. The mole was terrific and the beef was wonderfully tender.
Attentive service from both hostess and server. This is definitely not tex-mex nor a chimichanga thrown on a hot plate kind of place. If you venture to 31st and Broadway in Queens this is a worthwhile place to visit for an excellent meal.

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vipCharlieM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and even better staff, we drive here from our home in Brooklyn because we are such big fans.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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Giuseppe
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a one hour ride all the way from Long Island based on a recommendation and this restaurant did not disappoint! The food was incredible and fresh and the service was fantastic. Can't say enough positive things about this restaurant! Make sure you leave room for dessert.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and staff hospitable, knowledgeable, thoughtful and amicable. Food delicious. Mexican street corn a bit on the saltier side, but delicious. Tacos had a lot of meat on them, so very filling.

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented, flavorful authentic Mexican fare. My wife had an enchilada stuffed with lobster meat, shrimp, and calamari that she raved about all the way home. And very reasonably priced, given the quality and quantity of the servings. Thank you!

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Sean
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed it, first time but will be back soon for sure. Excellent cocktails, using better than expected tequila and mezcal in them, and have options for various tequila and mezcal flights. Could certainly get into trouble with all of the great choices! Really liked the entrees as well, pescado entree (market catch was Chilean sea bass), and short rib. Both highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late to our reservation which they totally understood and had no problem with it 👏👏

From the moment we got there we were helped right away and we were seated outside as requested, they have outdoor set up with heat!!!!!
The appetizers were amazing! We had the choriquezo which was delicious and the chicken buñuelos with mole oxaca which was very tasteful😋😋.
The red sangria was freshly made and it was so good!
The tlayuda was amazing and the tequila/mezcal infused tiramisu was an amazing desert!

Totally recommended!!
The staff is very accommodating and the food is very rich in flavor😋

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robertm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Coming back again and again for the salsa alone. The depth of flavor in their sauces is the best around.

JA
JimfromAstoria
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Terrific food from appetizers to dessert, some of the best Mexican I've ever had. Service was pleasant but amateurish; server had to be continually reminded of the most basic things ("More water, "we need a spoon for this") over and over, despite the place being almost empty. But the food was so good it made up for it.

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Tequila4me
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food at Ruta is fantastic. If you're going for the first time I highly recommend the Huatulco Enchilada, which is seafood (Crab/lobster, corn) and a habanero cream sauce on top. By far my favorite dish there. Chips are freshly made and ideally salted. Guacamole is fresh though next time we may get the spicy and the medium spice didn't have as much of a kick as we typically look for. Drinks are tasty and the menu for tequilas/mezcals is extensive.

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Lynn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely delicious and terrific in every way. Great decor, very helpful service and the food looked stunning as it was brought to our table. Happlily, each dish tasted as good as they looked - if not better! We had heuvos rancheros - fab, and fish and pork tacos, and a mole appetizer. Can't wait to return!

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vipEstelle
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As Always everything was wonderful the staff is on top of things and so gracious

KB
KathiB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my second time at Ruta, and we still think it’s the most delicious Mexican food around. Even the salsa and chips are beyond wonderful! This time I had chicken enchiladas in mole- perfection. My husband had huevos ranchero, the best he’s ever eaten. Plus our waiter and staff were helpful and kind.

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vipDan878
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was good. The drinks were top! Must go in Astoria

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful service and wonderful food

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Mely
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and very welcoming. All our orders came quickly and the food and drink was so so good. Third time here and I’d definitely recommend you visit!

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Lesly
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

It was not really what I expected the server was amazing super nice and friendly but the food was just got it. I got tacos de Cochinita Pibil they were super oily i paid 31 dollars for a mediocre steak. Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if the ambiance was better but there were children running around in the outside seating. Overall really not impressed

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viplifeisfood
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I recommend trying the tacos - you can have one fish, one shrimp and one chicken if you don’t know which one to go for. I also recommend the Palenque drink which is not on the menu. It has bourbon, pumpkin beer reduction, mezcal and mango purée. Excellent. Emilio was a great server and the ambiance is perfect for date night. Will come back soon!

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vipEstelle
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always Everything was wonderful love this place

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vipJFinNYC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome Saturday lunch at Ruta Oaxaca. I’d been wanting to try it for a while since it’s always packed when I walk by, and it’s starting to pop up on lists of the best Mexican restaurants in NYC. It was great to be able to book ahead of time on Open Table. The service was warm and attentive. The food was outstanding. I had the chilaquiles with chicken and my boyfriend had the enchiladas Huatulco (with mixed seafood and habanero cream salsa). The portions were so generous that we had enough to heat up for dinner (and we switched dishes, so I can attest that both were great!) Even the complimentary chips and salsa were delicious. This is a gem in a great location in Astoria.

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LuisPerez
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and I think this is one of the best authentic Mexican food place in all of Queens

DG
DGee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is delicious, best Mexican restaurant in Astoria.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and the waitress was very accommodating when one of our guests was late. She didn’t rush us at all. Margaritas were strong in a delicious way!

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vipPhillip41
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious! The special guacamole with coconut and pineapple, shrimp tacos ,and fantastic chicken enchiladas in a wonderful mole sauce! Margaritas were also strong and well made! Service was charming and efficient!

AN
AstoriaNW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time!

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vipelainel
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and traditional Oaxacan cuisine. Friendly fantastic service. Beautiful dining space with open doors, lots of fresh air. Very organized about Covid vaccine compliance.

The traditional dishes were fantastic and definitely ask for the hot sauce. Everything is homemade including the tortillas. Absolutely fantastic and we will be back!

EP
EvaP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Salma, was wonderful and patient. It was our first time there and we had questions. She answered everything with such a great attitude. The food is so amazing and everyone that works there is professional and attentive. I had the short ribs entrée. Meat fell right off the bone and the puree was amazing! They have new regulars with us! The coffee flan was the perfect blend of sweet with a little bitterness from the coffee. Can't wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th time in this restaurant. The food & the service is very special.

TB
vipTheBest
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal at Ruta and can’t wait to go back. Every bite was delicious from the appetizers to the desserts. The brunch drinks are equally as good as the food and such a great deal!! We enjoyed every last bite and only wish we had room to eat more. The ambiance at the bar inside is great with a huge selection of tequila and mezcal, and perfectly cold beers on draft. Jose and his team are kind, attentive and beyond helpful when choosing what to eat and drink. Highly recommend Ruta and will be back very soon!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole staff made us feel welcomed and ambiance was beautiful. Mole was DELICIOUS. Thank you Jose and team for making it a wonderful evening!

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DavidK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Octavio is a fantastic bartender! He aces our drinks every time. We’ve been to Ruta many times (and usually leave very satisfied (and maybe a little tipsy)) but a little disappointed yesterday. The lamb chops were their daily special but not worth the $31 cost. Chops were fatty and tasteless. The spicy green salsa overwhelmed the entire dish. Stick to the tacos here - they’re the solid choice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around
Food, service, etc
Definitely will be back

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kate
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to try everything but ran out of room for dessert. Enjoyed everything we got which included drinks, chips and salsa, ceviche, enchiladas, grilled octopus, and shrimp tacos. Service was excellent and attentive. The staff was masked and tables were spaced out.

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vipIOLGF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Carlos prepare the best traditional Mexican food north of Rio Grande.

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vipPearl88
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Holy Mole!! We had a very nice meal with friends here. The staff was super lovely and the menu had a great variety of choices as well as some tempting specials. The portions are generous and I took half my entree home with me. The AC is a bit whimpy I do hope they fix that. But all and all a wonderful family run place with great food.

ML
MoniqueL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined here several times and each time the food is consistently amazing. Full of flavor and interesting combinations. I recommend Ruta to anyone wanting a great Mexican restaurant.

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You can order delivery directly from Ruta Oaxaca Mexican Cuisine using the Order Online button. Ruta Oaxaca Mexican Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (929) 349-1228.

Ruta Oaxaca Mexican Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 103 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.