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Ruta Oaxaca Mexican Cuisine

4.7
85 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 85 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
183 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always Everything was wonderful love this place

JF
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
1 review
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
83 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!

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vipAstoriaNW
New York Area
4 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!!!

OT
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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vipkate
Columbus
3 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Pretty overrated Mexican food. No AC.

SG
StefanieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken bunuelos are delicious. The guacamole didn’t have as much avocado as usual but still perfect. Love the mole sauce that comes with the chips. Love the skinny margaritas, so refreshing. The shrimp tacos are so fresh and the cochinitas tacos have great flavor. Service can be spotty, sorry, but tonight it was attentive. We did need more water on more than one occasion. Overall don’t miss ruta, my neighborhood fave.

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rachelr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So good and great service! Tacos are hefty and everything was great. Ordered the queso fundido, cochinita pibil tacos and the mole enchiladas. Recommend it all!

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viphannaha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not had food this good in a while! Great dining experience, such unique and delicious food and cocktails down to the complimentary salsa and chips. Can't wait to come back!

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vipEstelle
New York Area
183 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food was again delicious!! Our waiter Cosme was so informative about Mexican food , it was great hearing stories about it Jose the manager was also gracious to meet us again and also check on us. This place is great will continue to go there.

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AstoriaNW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were lovely! Service was amazing too. Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and delicious drinks!!!

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vipEric
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with service to match, I would definitely recommend trying, a gem.

CG
ChrisG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, food was very delicious, albeit somewhat pricey

JL
vipJackL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just ok mexican food. nothing special but not bad!

CD
vipCheapDate
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best margaritas I’ve ever had! The service is awesome as well

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Ok good, no AC or fans- uncomfortable eating experience

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valeries
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fancy Mexican that's worth it. Have been for dinner and brunch and both were amazing and fresh.

J
vipJredstang
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC. Wonderful service from Alan, delish fresh food with robust ingredients, and fun drink specials.. this is an evening filled with good moments wrapped in a fabulous meal. Restaurant was lively and had a great atmosphere. DEFINITELY going back again !!!

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vipEstelle
New York Area
183 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful,. Our food was delicious and our server was delightful. Can’t wait to go back

CC
CocinaCat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overdone, silly, rushed, inauthentic, expensive. Go elsewhere.

JS
vipJamesS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food and drink, uneven service. Staff were friendly and helpful, but they weren’t organized as a team.

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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 85 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.