Tacuba Cantina Mexicana

4.3
170 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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RA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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TG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day dinner

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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j
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are great!!!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service but extremely loud.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Our disappointment started when they went to sit us. The main seating area has a fun festive feel but they tried to sit us in a side room that had a totally different personality and was empty except for two other parties of two. It looked like they just knocked a wall down between the two places and put tables in there. Also, at this time the main seating area was half full so we asked to be sat in the main area which they did. Once we sat down our server came right over and we ordered several drinks. We then ordered some Guacamole and a Steak Quesadilla which came out about 5 mins after being ordered. The guacamole was good and the flavors of the Quesadilla were also good but it was luke warm and the steak was chewy and fatty. We should have sent it back but were to hungry so we pulled off the steak and ate the rest. For dinner we had Tacos. These also came out within 5 minutes and were good but but I basically just ate at a sit down Chipotle. Finally there was also a sense of being rushed. Our server and busser walked by several times staring at our plates and continually asking if we were done.

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AA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place , tasty food ..

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family outing was amazing!

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Mexican Food, pleasent atmosphere and ambience. Recommended.

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KA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I was there on a Saturday night, everything was great but the music was a little to loud to have conversation. But I would def go back

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and especially the margaritas...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here more times than I can count and Tacuba has never failed me 😍 the service is fantastic, the food is consistently amazing, and the ambience really is gorgeous!

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PE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was good, they were accomidating to my food requests. However I found myself having to ask for the same items at times twice since the server and bus boy did not speak to each other.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome New Years menu! Had so much fun! Food was awesome! Service was good, especially with so many people there. Had a great time!

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MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

I was celebrating my husband’s birthday and looking forward to the good food. The food, drinks, and music was great. What turned my experience to want to run out and take my meal to go was the fact that it was really hot inside the restaurant to the point I had to step outside to get air and then felt suffocated and feeling that I was going to faint. Another issue was having to wait over 15 min to get approached by waitress to start a drink which is not fun at all.

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OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was okay. Service was good. Music was way to loud for a Thursday @ 8pm.

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RG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed our evening sitting outside on a beautiful day. The noise inside the restaurant was deafening so we chose to sit outside which was lovely. The food and the attentive wait staff was outstanding. I omitted one star because they forgot to check us in on Open Table even though I mentioned it to the front desk when we arrived. Regardless I highly recommend and we’ll be returning again!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, best margaritas in Astoria. Sunday they have a Mariachi band which is great fun. Have never had a bad experience here.

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NN
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time trying this restaurant and brought friends from out of town. We tried a nice variety of items (ceviche trio was a highlight) and were all satisfied/stuffed. The cocktails were way too sugary and sweet--barely tasted any liquor. The service was friendly, but spotty. Would come back to try different menu items.

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L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I love this place, but if its packed AND its hot and humid out - WHY would you keep the side doors open? It was not fun sitting there and sweating. I would have had a few more drinks if it wasn't so uncomfortable in there. Huge fail. I'll be back when it cools off since I guess there's no AC. Other than that, great drinks and great food!

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and service was amazing as usual. Had pitchers of margaritas and the best dinner

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, the service, the food is amazing. I have been few times before and will continue to return. Thank you guys

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our family had good food and a good time at Tacuba. The nachos, empanadas and fajitas were delicious. Plenty of attentive staff to take care of guests. I dropped my fork, and in a heartbeat someone swooped in to grab it and give me a new one. A few minutes later my mom dropped her fork and the same thing happened. The atmosphere was fun and energetic. We’ll definitely be back!

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j
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place never disappoints. Food is very Good, Service was Great, you can’t ask for more.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

They accommodated us quick and so was service and food.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Food and drinks were amazing. Wait staff was attentive and took good care of us.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can’t get enough of this place. Great drinks, food, and service. We are roughly half way through the menu now and have not been disappointed.

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L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Margaritas are on point. Perfectly balanced options. I can’t wait to come back here.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My reservation was at 2:15 for 4 people. The manager the moment I arrived asked me if everybody was there to be seated and told him my other 2 guest were 20 min late, so it was just my son and I and he said he couldn’t give me a table until everyone arrived because it was too busy. We decided to go somewhere else. I used to go there regularly but with this I won’t return anymore.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highlights.

Soft shell crab. Octopus and fish tacos.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends get together

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GG
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a very nice place very crowded bar and good music live dj food was good and seating was very easy even when we decided to change seats from outside to the inside of the restaurant they were very accomadating in that way service people were very thorough no complaints sangria was very good especially by the pitcher they would randomly refill our cups it was 5 de mayo I appreciated the very party atmosphere in this establishment it was it's own entertainment very vibrant people and staff to manage us all thank you they definitely can manage a big crowd and still made you feel like your personal attention even for a brief moment

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Subpar mexican food. Fish tacos were terrible. The drinks & decor were the only good things about this place. Skip!

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NY
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WE love this spot... my husband and I are in the restaurant biz (he's a chef and I'm a consultant) and we are always so impressed with the caliber of the food and the staff. The food is delicious and consistent and the staff hustles and works seamlessly together...it's impressive watching them work. Can't wait to visit again and have another Pepinada, my fave!

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JD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal once again...I will be coming back again.

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GS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just like the one in Hell's Kitchen, this has to be one of my favorite, authentic Mexican restaurants I've been to in a long time. Everything on the menu is amazing, even the brunch food.

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