Villa Cemita

4.5
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245 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Located in East Village, Villa Cemita's
Mexican restaurant best known for its fun Brunch, Dinner and Mexican food in NYC. Dinner -They serve duck, octopus tacos and even grasshoppers, creative margarita bar and crafty cocktails.
Brunch any entree and 2 hours of refills (Sangria, Mimosa, Draft Beer, Margarita) $36 per person. Try our Chilaquiles with bacon or Tamal Benedict, be sure to try their mole con huevos and tortas.

Specials

Happy Hour & Tapas Menu Everyday

Enjoy Happy Hour cocktails, Margaritas, Sangria $7 and Pitchers $18
Tapas menu starting at $8, Tacos $3 etc.
Weekdays: 12pm-7pm & Weekends 5pm-7pm

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 16, 2019

Ends: October 17, 2118

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-7:00PM
Tue-Sat 12:00PM-7:00PM

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 9:30PM

What 245 People Are Saying
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OT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was great. A little overpriced for the amount given but great overall! Would come back.

JS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place with lots of creative "not the usual suspects" dishes. Very attentive service when I was there.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Amazing food (mole sauce is to die for) and wonderful service (so fun!!)

Highly recommend this hidden gem.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was not great or authentic food for what the cost was. It was fine but I can’t say I recommend. Best part was probably the margaritas

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service was very attentive to us and homey

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Way too expensive, can get the same meal for half the price anywhere else

CM
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!
Eat here
Hidden gem

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ES
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place is cute and lively with good food with bottomless mimosa, sangria, beer etc for brunch (cash only) for $36 per 2 persons. Demographics of clientele is decidedly young and the restaurant can get quite loud at 1pm on Sunday. Not knowing this, I booked this place since it was convenient to get to where we were supposed to after lunch. I gave "3" for service since I specifically asked whether I could be seated at window and was declined due to guys "needed to work on something" on the window. However, they did not offer e to move after they were done with it in 10 minutes. The place was not crowded at all when I got there and table remained available for a while. They also marked me as "no show" despite the fact that I was there 10 minutes early (though my friend came 20 minutes late). I hope it was just a fluke and does not reflect their quality of service.

s
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch everything was fabulous! We loved all our dishes and best margaritas 😆

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was a bit slow and food wasn’t amazing. It’s a good place for a large group bc it wasn’t too loud or crowded

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went here for the bottomless brunch a bit on the earlier side. Service was quick and courteous and our mimosas were filled up when they were only halfway empty! We decided right then in there that it would be our go to spot.

CS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch! Really fun and great food

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great date spot. Would definitely come again!

NF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, they really make you feel at home. I can't say the food was amazing but it was good and the service enhanced the experience.

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were the only individuals in the restaurant, and I was disappointed with the ambience, and overall attention to service given we were the only ones there. The staff was kind. However, I felt the service could have improved with more attention to orders (who ordered what), and perhaps more attention given it was our first time there. I don't intend to go back.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server are bartender were great. Food was good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Friendly and attentive staff.

TT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Get the duck tacos! Great spot for an early dinner/late lunch. Not too crowded, quick services, yummy food and drinks.

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margaritas and Enchiladas were so good!

NS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Needs more choice on the menu both on food and drink.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing! I’ve never had duck enchiladas before but they were absolutely delicious. The staff was so friendly and made sure we were well taken care of.

Everything gluten free is labeled on their menu and the quesadillas are made with corn instead of flour tortillas

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the agua fresca, huitlecoche quesadilla. Crab tacos weren't my favorite as the lime from the guacamole overpowered the lighter flavors of the crab.
Service was polite and attentive.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was great, very accommodating but the food was just okay. I would go back for a drink but not for food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I wanted to like this place but the food was just so so. The cauliflower tacos were actually pretty bad - soggy and not much flavor. The enchiladas were pretty flavorless too. My husband thought the pork plantain dish was really good though. Wouldn’t recommend.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the birthday celebrations!

OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was fine.

CK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there was a pulsd voucher and the service was great. Friendly place and food was decent. Would recommend and especially with the voucher.

CN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. Staff was really attentive and friendly and went out of their way to show us a great time!! Food was amazing. I had the fajitas and the Jalapeño marg with cucumber was outstanding !! We will be back!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Management gave us a hard time at the end of the meal when we asked them to split up the check. It took us 10 minutes to convince them to do so. Otherwise, experience was good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try their brunch menu, I fell in love with the torta and mole con huevos. Rose sangria pitchers are delicious 😋
The service here is fast and friendly... beautiful lively ambiance.

r
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We mostly did appetizers. The nachos seemed to be a modern take, with a fried taco layered with the traditional ingredients and finally layered with meat (chorizo in our case). Then we tried the various tacos on the appetizer menu. Every single one of them was delicious and did not disappoint. There was the duck tacos, the pulpo tacos (grilled octopus). There was a grilled cauliflour appetizer, that seemed to be seasonal which was also very good. The cocktails were decent, and not overly sweet (at least the mule that I had was not very sweet).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Yaymaker candle-making class.

LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food - would definitely come back!

JO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, really reasonably priced food and drinks - get the pitchers for group efficiency!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in the east village. Great food, great cocktails, elegant yet fun ambience. Most of all incredible hospitality... they look happy in their work of place and genuinely friendly!!!
Love love this Mexican food. Thank you so much guys

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great 👍👍

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for brunch and dinner and we absolutely love Villa Cemita. They always make us feel at home, with their impeccable friendly service. The food and chef are both sweet! It is so admirable to know a mother started this restaurant the food is a reflection of her passion for her cultural roots of Puebla, Mexico. Chef Alejandra’s food is spot on delicious and a real taste of Puebla, mole is a must try here. I’m glad we live near this place that has the heart of a mom and pop shop but you walk in and it’s so beautiful and elegant yet cozy, romantic and energetic and I highly recommended!

TB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious, fast service and great value. We went on Cinco De Mayo and i was fully prepared for a long wait; but the food came super fast and was exactly as we ordered. the steak nachos were the real deal with beautiful grilled steak...it was a meal in jtself! Delish margaritas too. will def be back.

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