Tacuba Hell's Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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 flavor pairings, staple traditional dishes and fresh ingredient cocktails. Fresh is definitely the key word with all Chef Julian creations.

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ED
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for brunch. Large menu sélection. Service a little slow but very friendly. Wasn't full but quite loud and noisy. Not your quiet hangout!

DL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, can get noisy but service was attentive

B
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the Business Lunch, which was a great deal. I had the salad to start. It was fresh and pretty and tasty, with a generous amount of jicama and avocado. I then had the carnitas burrito. Again, it was a very generous portion--I ended up taking half of it home-- and thoroughly delicious, with an emphasis on the carnitas, not filler ingredients. The shoe string potatoes that came with it were a nice, tasty surprise. The restaurant was pretty, the noise level was low, and our server was attentive. I'll definitely return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It was my birthday and I love this restaurant but after this experience I will not be dining again. Reservation was at 7. We did not get sat until 7:30. Granted two friends were running late. However there was no one in the area we were sitting so I’m confused on why it took so long. Then we were sat without menus so it made it seem like they didn’t care that it was a birthday dinner. I had to flag our waiter down to ask for menus.
He was okay but it still wasn’t great service. Didn’t ask anyone for refills. Then told us the restaurant was out of guacamole. I’m sorry but what Mexican restaurant runs out of guacamole. This isn’t chipotle especially at a restaurant at this price point. They did bring us tequila shots for my birthday but it was a little too late to make up for the terrible service. I just felt like they couldn’t care less about the service. Then they had the audacity to put an automatic 20% tip on the bill.... cuz they knew how bad the service was and they just wanted us out of the restaurant. I will never be dining here again.

b
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good service but just average food. Drinks okay too. Prices too high for what we ate.

BT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food. Delicious margaritas. And the manager Rebeca is so professional.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Delicious food. One of the best Carne Asada I’ve ever had. 2 delicious Mezcal cocktails. Can’t wait to go back for tacos!

MT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, short rib tacos & steak tacos rocked

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was good, but overpriced for what it was. The guacamole was bland. The tortillas were nothing special. The services was good at times, and then not at others. We had to flag down our sever to get the bill.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great guacamole, a delicious variety of tacos and cocktails to top it off. Love this neighborhood favorite.

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've past by several times and mentally earmarked wanting to go. So glad I remembered when an occasion came up for dinner with friends. food and drinks were tasty. Our table was comfortable without feeling crowded...yet the place was packed. And yet we could hear each other without screaming. I recommend for a fun night out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Waited for my table even tho I had a reservation. Staff wasn’t very attentive and forgot my app until it was too late.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and great food. Would go again !! Steak was delicious as was guacamole and margaritas 👍

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was very busy

B
Denver
114 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very good place--quick efficient service....good selection of different dishes--nice fish tacos, good guac....

JM
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall, we were very satisfied with our meal and servers. If given the option to sit in a quieter part of the restaurant, I would have taken it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enchiladas mole with a side of rice and beans and a classic margarita made for a perfect meal in NYC.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was subpar. After being seated it was exactly 25 minutes before someone came to take our drink order. Very small food portions, but good taste.

RM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and drinks. Service was good but not amazing. It was very busy. I’ll definitely be back.

BT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food. Too noisy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Extreamly noisy

m
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went Friday night with a group of 7 and we all loved it. the food was amazing! short rib quesadillas, grilled octopus, avocado fries, skirt steak and the chicken were all amazing. the crepe dessert though... best thing i ever ate!

our server Marta and the wait Assistant Alejandro were perfect! very friendly and efficient

MD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time my boyfriend and I visited Tacuba. The first was our second date a year and a half ago, and it was just as good then as it is now! We were seated right away at a nice table toward the front of the restaurant. The guacamole was really delicious and the frozen lime Margarita was amazing! Brisket tacos were to die for. Overall a great meal and the wait staff couldn't have been more attentive.

KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and wonderful staff!

WI
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had high hopes. It was so loud we could hardly hear each other. The food was very disappointing and in small portions. The wait staff was not helpful and sort of rushed us through our meal. Would not go back

WA
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A pleasant surprise - pre-theater. Octopus(tacos) was perfectly cooked, very tender - tortillas were made on site. Avocado fries were crisp and light, perfect complement to the tacos. Mango sorbet, coconut and leche ice cream scoops added just the right sweet touch. I would come here again.

S
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and good service! Excellent and unique drinks. Definitely on the list of favorite places.

F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb meal.

Good customer service.

Tasty and reasonable margaritas.

Best of show was the huitlacoche fried rice which came with the carne asada

Guacamole might have been the only disappointment (portion size).

Would have been 5 stars but Just to darn loud to truly fully enjoy.
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UW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good place for a big group but pricey for what you get.

L
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love the vibe. Food is good. Not amazing but good!!!! Fun Mexican in Hell’s Kitchen

OT
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican rest in the city! Service is impeccable, food is delicious, and drinks amazing! Second year in a row celebrating my birthday here, is a tradition I will continue!