Tacuba Hell's Kitchen

4.7
1102 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
TACUBA is the vision of Chef 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.

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
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 1102 people are saying
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Rich
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid Mexican cooking, plus ceviches and other not-so-common dishes. Nice servers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service even better.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks! Very nice ambience. A little bit pricy for the portions.

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vipGeorgeN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food devoid of flavor
Drinks average
Seated in rear corner of restaurant away from any activity although restaurant was empty in back.
Overpriced
Not going back
Disappointing experience

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BeverlyF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent staff, fun atmosphere, great drinks, very good food. Would recommend

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vipLofty
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Tastes differ, and Tacuba's food is different from most Mexican restaurants. Some people obviously love it. We found the fish tacos tasty but the tortilla too small for the amount of fish, making for messy eating. The carnitas was only okay, less crispy than we're used to (made up for by separate pieces of crispy fat included). Again this came with very small corn tortillas; we would have like larger. We didn't see flour tortillas on the menu; if that's right, flour tortilla fans should look elsewhere. The margaritas were okay but nothing special.

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Bailey
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my engagement dinner here with friends.
The food is SPECTACULAR.
The drinks are darn good.
Definitely a place I’ll come back to.
9/10 :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of 8 and it was excellent. My only complaint is that an order of chips came with fried pork mixed in. I’m sure other meat lovers are happy with this, but as a vegetarian I was not so pleased! Other than that, excellent service, vibes, and yummy food!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacuba is a perfect spot for a pre-show dinner. The servings are well-sized so you aren’t over stuffed afterwards, but the food is authentic and delicious. The carne asada is some of the best I’ve ever had, and chicharrones mixed in the nachos with guac is next level stuff. Great service. Great atmosphere.

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ASAB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birria tacos were great

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MatthewS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The overall vibe is excellent. The food exceeds expectations. Great for all occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with great food! We had dinner before a movie and they were prompt with their service. Great experience!

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ItalianPapa
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick lunch which was full of flavor and attentive service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great drinks, great service .

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vipSlavenR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacuba HK is great restaurant when it comes to any occasion: daily meal, celebrations or just drinks with friends . Management and staff are always courteous, nice and welcoming no matter how busy it gets. My favorites are Branzino and ofcourse spicy guacamole. Also great fun of mezcalita de pina.

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viphellskitchen
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor dining cabin is nice. Good food and cocktails.

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brianb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. It’s been 2.5 years since back in NY and the experience and food are just as good

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Stephanie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a little dark in the restaurant, but the music playlist was bomb and the chicken mole enchiladas were perfection. Always a solid staple in HK.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. All recommendations were delicious. Staff attentive did not feel rushed. The menu accommodated meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are like family - love this place. Food, drinks and atmosphere exceptional.

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ClaireO
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the staff here. They always are accommodating and friendly. The food presentation was great & tasted wonderful. Drinks were made well & we were not rushed. I would tell all to come here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Freshly prepared food. My compliments to the Chef and Staff!

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hungrywoman
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tacuba makes a great spicy margarita - the Pepinada, which I highly recommend. I also had the vegetarian nachos, even though I never order nachos - and it was a giant amount with lots of yummy bites. It's hard to rate ambiance when you are half in and half out of doors, but the option for outside is terrific and the staff is great.

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DanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, experience, service. The food and drinks were great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were out of guacamole.

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BrownCocoa
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

After we were sat, no one waited on us. We had to flag someone down. After that service was really good, but we were disappointed with the lack of initial contact. Also we ordered a second drink and the waitress brought out the wrong drink. We ordered another round of Margaritas, but she brought a Sangria. They looked the same, but something was off and we weren’t quite sure what. We realized it when the bill came and it said Sangria. Yes, there was an initial problem with service and a drink mix up, but the food was excellent.

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vipMarc
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dishes/ great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first experience in the “pods” a little weird hence the 4 stars for ambiance and service. Plus it was raining. Nothing to do with Tacuba though, the food and beverage were amazing as usual. We will definitely be back!

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vipNycjenn
New York Area
225 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice outdoor space, decent Mexican food - service was a bit slow but that’s the norm these days. Chips, dips, queso and guacamole were all tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Cena en familia

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vipHenryJ
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is my home away from home, love this place !

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Elfields
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been here in a while, but I am so glad I came back. The food is outstanding. The flavors are so great. And the staff are wonderful. Plus, the pours are generous and the cocktails good. Will definitely make this a regular spot again.

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TimothyD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We hosted 4 young people at a large table near the opening as we requested.
The service was friendly and attentive.
My new favorite bartender was especially accommodating, and shared his knowledge of desirable but little known reposado tequilas.
The carnitas plate was generous and excellent; a true measuring stick for Mexican food restaurants to me.
Enjoyed by all.
Altogether, a highlight of our visit to NYC.
Recommended!!!

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vipHenryJ
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for brunch, indoors or outdoors, great food, great staff, great fun!

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vipmischief20
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Tacuba, since it first opened. I had stopped going pre-pandemic, since I thought the food and cocktails were going downhill. I am so happy that I went this past weekend and the new food and cocktail menu is fantastic! If you haven't been back to Tacuba since pre-pandemic times, I highly recommend going and if you have never gone, definitely go!

Get the Queso Fundido and the Mango frozen margaritas to start, since they are using Hornitos.

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opentablediner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Great atmosphere, imaginative food selections, attentive service, but very noisy, hard to hear your conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun vibes. Good drinks. Great staff!

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vipLadyBlue
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

For a lively experience. Not for conversation. Good service.

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vipRogerW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They seemed to have no idea that I had made a reservation.

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Donman
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Mexican restaurant in NY. Great food and always warm and welcoming service. It’s a pleasure to be back after so long away

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tacuba Hell's Kitchen using the Order Online button. Tacuba Hell's Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tacuba Hell's Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 245-4500.

Tacuba Hell's Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1102 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.