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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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
Denver
112 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

JM
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food. Too 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
146 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
10 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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Expensive for what it was. Not recommended.

LM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been following the restaurant for a while before our holiday so was delighted it lived up to expectations!! Amazing food and great service - only wished I could have tasted the full menu!!

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious. Their brisket tacos were some of the best. We order guacamole, but the best part was the roasted tomato salsa that came with it. Will definitely be coming back - this will be my pre-theatre dinner spot!

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very loud and happy place, reasonably priced, good service, close to theater district, the carnitas were terrific, good sauces for pre dinner chips, expect fun and loud, and this was a weekday for us.

R
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and good value, perfect to go to before heading to a show.

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat in the front room street side and it was comfortable
The service was Great
The food was Great
The cocktails were inventive and so delicious
I will definitely be going back

SD
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Hopping place—for a reason. Attentive, wonderful service and spectacular, authentic food. A great find at a fun venue. Can’t wait to come back.

LP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here several times over the years, and love it every time. They always have our reservation and seat us immediately. Food is great and drinks strong. Highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the tuna tacos from the specials menu. Which were so good, we ordered a second round. The braised brisket tacos were incredible. It was the softest meat I have ever had. After two bites, I said to my husband, “I would eat this every day of my life.” The quesadilla de flor with chicken was also excellent. It was more of a flat bread than a quesadilla but the flavor was amazing. It was our first time there and it’s my new favorite place!

f
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent. It was the second time I'd been. Wait staff - so-so... seemed to want to rush us in and out, while there were many tables open at the time... I would go back again and see if the same thing happened.

SA
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our go-to places in the neighborhood, whether for a nice meal with friends or for a pre-theater bite.

EW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value for money. Nice ambiance and service is friendly and polite. Restaurant with nice décoration

UM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for New Year's Eve and it was wonderful. Have been there several times prior and always have a good experience. We had a party of 5. We all did the Prix fixe 4 course dinner (soup, appetizer, entree, dessert). At $75 per person including a pitcher of margaritas or sangria per couple it was a fabulous deal made even better by the food. Each course was delicious. Only minor complaint was that our very friendly helpful waiter disappeared at 11:30 pm and we did not get our champagne toast. However we still had drinks left and toasted with that.

FI
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food1service3ambience4

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in the city and was very excited to dine there on NYE. The margaritas were delicious as usual, but the prix fixe menu was a complete disappointment. The flavor was ok, but the food was very dry and cold - like it was prepared the day before. My pork chop was so hard that I couldn't even bite into it. The B team was definitely in the kitchen, or someone had too much tequila. Sad I have to write a bad review.

AS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were well taken care of for NYE - the service was attentive, quick, and engaging, even on a busy night. The carne asada tacos were tasty as well as their guac.

DA
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, outstanding service and ambiance

C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a college reunion! Amazing service and food

CE
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of six had a great time - tasty food and cocktails with excellent service and atmosphere. We would definitely return.

P
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS!! A fun, wonderful, festive evening! Our family's go-to spot when we come together in Manhattan!