Tacuba Cantina Mexicana

4.3
204 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
TACUBA is the vision of Che Julian Medina and Louis Skibar. This boutique restaurant company specializes in offering patrons traditional Latin fare with a gourmet hand, while being surrounded by authentic cultural decor and ambiance.
Restaurants include: Toloache 50, Toloache 82, Toloache Thompson, Yerba Buena Perry, Yerba Buena LES, Coppelia & Tacuba.
The cuisine ranges from Mexican and Cuban to diverse
Pan Latin, with menus offering innovative favor pairings, staple traditional dishes and fresh ingredient cocktails. Fresh is definitely the key word with all Chef Julian creations.

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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
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 204 people are saying
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vipKHughesNYC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The portions were a bit small for the price and not consistent with their competition. It was clearly obvious that the protein to vegetable/filler ratio was very unbalanced. The flavor was very good, however, but we left still hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I’ve been at the restaurant for a couple of times. I just don’t understand why my last visit make me feel so uncomfortable. Our waiter mention a couple of times that the kitchen will close at 10pm, which we understood. However, our drinks took so much time to be serve. Also, when our main course arrive we were exchanging plates because some of us got a wrong order. The staff wasn’t attentive to our table. So disappointed of our dinner.

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vipmdcosby
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic food and drinks.

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vipElizabethB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience! Love the pineapple margaritas.

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viplifeisfood
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Service was not the best. Very busy. Fish tacos and guacamole are recommended.

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Hatixhe
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was not good at all, hair also found in tacos and server was HORRIBLE!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is better every time!! Food is solid; pulpo today was better than expected.

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vipWillSkodz
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another great time at Tacuba. Araceli and her service is worth a million dollars, always ask for her.
She took us through an array of Margaritas; Frozen Tamarind Raspados, Pina Parra La Nina (the best), Grand Cadillac and Pepinada.
We started with Dos Empanadas (amazing) and Guacamole. Then on to Chicken Enchiladas and Carne Asada cooked perfectly. At this point there was no room for dessert.
But we can’t wait for our next visit at the end of March.
Will & Phyl of Whitestone

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vipDaniellaS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute spot. The drinks were good and food was delicious

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vipWillSkodz
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food, especially if you ask them to make it super spicy, they can do it Caliente !
Drinks were exceptional, any margarita will please your palate.
It is good for large groups, birthdays and friendly to children.

But their best is service, service, service.
Ask for Araceli, she was the best. Always there to check on us, and explaining each dish and recommending the most delicious food in Queens.

We can’t wait for our next visit.

Will & Phyl of Whitestone

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JulianC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food and drinks and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food as always. Drinks are good too. What I like about this place is very consistent. Food and drink have been the same any visit I have been. Which is kind of hard to keep consistency in big restaurant.

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BetildeG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Ok...where do I start? Let me start with the good things: service, ambiance, and decoration are great. Big space. Beautiful bar. Great tequila selection. Food...I have to say it is mediocre and below my expectations. This place is owned by a very famous Mexican chef and I was expecting great Mexican food. Instead, I found a very regular “pollo con mole” , completely unsavory and bland. The worst was the “Mariscada en Molcajetes”. It was so bad you could taste the frozen seafood. And, it was swimming in a watery unimpressive sauce. The “tres leches” for dessert was acceptable. Another thing, where in any Mexican restaurant you have to ask for tortillas? I am sorry but I am not coming back.

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Atsa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is fantastic with refreshing twists on standard Mexican dishes. Drinks are tasty and well-balanced. Service is great, waitstaff and front of house staff were attentive and on top of things. They seemed to be one step ahead of our needs and not in a way that felt invasive or like they were trying to rush anyone out of there.

It's a lively, noisy restaurant but worth it for all the other superlatives. 8/10 food, 10/10 service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Checks all the boxes. A great neighborhood spot.

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lap76
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! A must if you have never been.

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vipRADNYC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is my go to place for "Bottomless Brunch". Tacuba never fails!!
The food is good but the drinks are to "die" for.....and you do "die".

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vipDavidB
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good quality. Try the mezcalita de elote

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast, friendly, very good!

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LynneK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacuba never disappoints! Tried a steak special with 2 enormous shrimp, perfectly cooked and delicious. Great margaritas, guacamole and service as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I will never go there. I had order a pina para mi nina, its basically a pina coloada in a pineapple, and it came super spicy and gave me and my heart burn. I asked to change it and they did but still charged me. I asked for a different drink, margarita. And it was horrible. Never again coming here and the service is horrible.

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PatriceN
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great management. Very attentive, highly recommended

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AliceP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant had great food and service. To top it off, it was extremely affordable! I will definitely be returning.

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PCPG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks, happy hour was only at the bar.

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LynneK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love tacuba, best frozen margaritas, guacamole and Camarones para pelar. Service always super friendly and efficient. The room is loud, so not good for a quiet chat or for those with auditory issues.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Tacuba Cantina Mexicana was excellent!
We came in for brunch and had a great time. The drinks were perfect, La Pepinada was strong and refreshing. We had the steak Fajitas and Chilaquiles and everything was delicious. Everyone was very attentive from the moment we came in to the moment we left. Definitely going back!

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LynneK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great time, best frozen margaritas. Loud but festive room. Great service. Recommend the guacamole, camarones para pelar, empanadas and elote.

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TammyH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and strong, tasty drinks. Never a complaint from here! Service is always good too even when it is jam packed... Brenda was our waitress 06/28/19 she was super nice and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are super friendly and very welcoming.
Sunday Brunch is amazing. 1 1/2 hour of unlimited mimosa/margarita, sangria and something else of your choice. I love mimosa! The food is amazing!

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vipLovelynight
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is amazing with a lot of flavor. Our sangrias were not as good as PioPio so I will give 2 stars from 5 stars. My husband ask for Chilean Wine but he did not got that one is was a cheap wine, he can tell the difference. We got the chile relleno with quinoa and it was fantastic, I got Mejillones and it was spectacular, I also order aguachile en molcajete and it was good too very refreshing. We will comeback!!!Before I forgot I also order tres leches de Limon(Lemon) and it was really good too not too sweet.

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vipRADNYC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is my go to place for a great BRUNCH with great friends!!

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TiffanyG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place very much... always and forever!

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chrisT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food tasted fantastic and the service was excellent. The food came a little fast and the table became a little crowded, but everything was great.

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AmyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Server disputed what I ordered (claiming I requested something I didn’t), drink charges on menu were less than actual charges

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot! Also seemed like an after work favorite in the neighborhood. I love their food and have ordered delivery many times, but hadn’t actually been there. I enjoyed the vibe and the service was great. They didn’t rush us but we’re quick to bring extra drinks. Nether food has always been stellar out of takeout containers. It’s even better on an actual plate!

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joeysails
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Service & Ambiance. Had the Mushroom Quesadilla to start & the Shrimp Tacos. Fun Place. Highly Recommend.

FAQs

Tacuba Cantina Mexicana does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats and Unknown. Tacuba Cantina Mexicana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 786-2727.

Tacuba Cantina Mexicana is rated 4.3 stars by 204 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.