Tacuba Hell's Kitchen

4.7
1079 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 1079 people are saying
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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
221 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 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!!!

HJ
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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LadyBlue
New York Area
5 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

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vipAugusteGusteau
Denver
54 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

While the guacamole and salsa were excellent, the carne asada tacos contained tough meat. Our server was rarely seen and never bothered to check with us on the food, which someone else brought out.

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vipHKSCPS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and drinks and great service

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had guacamole and chips, a unique salsa experience, a chicken burrito that’s just the right portion, The shrimp tacos were flavorful and light on the stomach, The steak was beautiful and tender, The tres leches cake was positively sinful. The Britney Spears music was nostalgic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was greasy and they brought us an extra plate of tacos that we ended up being charged for.

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vipMonaB
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good and drinks were good. Bathroom was disgusting. Needs to be cleaned and restocked. No soap. No toilet paper.

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DonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time back at a restaurant in over a year and it was perfect. Warm welcoming service and some of the beat Mexican food ever. Sat in an outdoor cabana, felt completely safe. Service mad you feel like family.

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KarinaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time and fun environment. Food is delicious and service is great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacuba is a lovely restaurant with the ambiance and wonderful service you could ask for! The margs are delicious and the food is mouth watering and special- not your traditional chipotle type! I now get cravings for this places food!

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gmNYC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always great. A neighborhood fave.

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MatthewD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is by far my favorite 9th ave dining spot. Not only is the food exceptional - great flavors and portions, but the service here is always above and beyond and makes me feel like I’m dining with family. I can recommend anything off the menu and you won’t be disappointed (and I’ve tried most everything) but don’t miss the spicy margarita!

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SteveR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They've managed to make their post Covid19 vibe very welcoming and festive. It's a great place to go to forget your troubles for a while. Tamarind margaritas are superb and the relaxed but attentive service is some of the best in the city.

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vipHenryJ
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! W try to bring different people with us every time we go... and that if often! Oh and yes, a shout out to Wonder Woman! YAY !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating getting Covid-19 vaccinations! And this was the first time getting back to NYC after 13 months. Love Tacuba and Toloache. Food is not like typical Mexican restaurant food.

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SusanE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The guacamole and margaritas are really good as are the fish tacos!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. Thank you guys and can’t wait to come back!

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Merelymichael
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Drinks are delicious and the food has always been amazing!

MB
vipMonaB
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was under spiced. Otherwise good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, everything came out quickly. The staff was very friendly and attentive, we had a great time.

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vipAmyL
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We had the tacos, quezon fundido with chorizo and avocado fries. Delicious food and great service. Drinks are amazing too!

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LoganG
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning Mexican fare up-done! Phenomenal, mouthwatering options. Great service :)

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vipHenryJ
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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just GO

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vipVaNes11
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was very slow...we had to flag down the waitress to remind her after 15 mins we were still waiting to order our drinks and to bring us water. Food was just ok. Their side of street corn was not great...Tacuba in Astoria is definitely better. Don’t think we’ll be dining here again.

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ChristopherS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun brunch! Very tasty food. Big, warm dining room. Distance between dining parties.

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 1079 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.