Villa Cemita

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Located in the East Village, Villa Cemita is a Mexican restaurant best known for its fun Brunch, extended happy hour and homey Mexican food in NYC. Dinner, serves up classics and modern cuisine fajitas, paella, variety of tacos, mole enchiladas and even grasshoppers, swordfish squash. Creative Margarita Bar and crafty cocktails.
Happy hour is on Tuesday-Thursday 12:00 pm -8 pm Sangrias $6, margaritas and wine $7, tacos $3 and in case you only go out on weekends.. Friday, Sat and Sunday happy hour 5pm-7pm.

Brunch Fiesta anyone? Any entree and 2 hours of refills (Sangria, Mimosa, Draft Beer, Margarita) $37 per person. Try the Chilaquiles or Huevos Rancheros with bacon or Tamal Benedict, be sure to try their French Toast and Cemitas. This jam is strictly cash only during Brunch hours.

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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

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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 265 People Are Saying
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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Me and my girlfriend went for the bottomless brunch. Recieved my meal and there was hardly any food literally was a few plantain chips, some rice, some black bean paste and two eggs . I was left hungry after the meal , was not satisfying at all. The sangria was very watered down. And towards the end of my experience the couple in the table next to us had too much to drink and spilled an entire pitcher on the floor spilling on my girlfriends leg. The couple was obviously drunk and was not addressed by management, avoid this place

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the duck tacos and octopus tacos and both were fantastic. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and suggested the perfect cocktails to pair with our tacos. The menu is diverse and all the food came out on time. It was great over real happy and laid back atmosphere. I asked them to play the NBA game on TV and they were so accommodating. If you want more of a private romantic experience they have a back room where it’s less crowded and nicer. Both rooms are beautiful and clean with tasteful decor. We will be back for more as locals, thank you again Villa Cemita Team!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Was situated in the back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Foul food and they had big screen TV ‘s reporting the coral virus . Really bad food and lame service!

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I booked a noon brunch reservation at Villa Cemita for 6 people on OpenTable, turned out only 5 people could make it and I tried calling the restaurant multiple times but maybe had the wrong phone number because no one answered a few times or a man picked up who said he was not with a restaurant. I told the hostess about it so hopefully, it gets sorted out.
Villa Cemita was empty when we first arrived but quickly became packed with brunch. The bottomless brunch deal is good, the entrees are $17 and individual drinks are $10 so if you think you want to have 2 or more drinks the bottomless deal is the way to go ($37).
Our service wasn't slow, maybe they need more servers for the large groups that come in for brunch. He couldn't keep straight our drink orders and I asked for no meat in my entree (I'm vegetarian). Sadly, it came out with meat on it and had to be sent back.
The food was good, but some of my friends got the omelet and there was no cheese which is kinda weird. Also, it's cash only for brunch which we knew going in so everyone brought cash but having to figure out splitting a cash-only bill after a few mimosas is difficult.
Overall, if a good bottomless deal and a leisurely brunch is what you're interested in this is a good spot, just don't expect efficient service.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food2service1ambience3

TERRIBLE SERVICE
RAN OUT OF JALAPEÑO MARGS

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Honestly this place did an amazing job for my 24th birthday, from giving me a shot from a gun to singing. Food was amazing portions are a little small. My only feed back would be music is too loud and margarita pitchers have no alcohol.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than the happy hour margarita not being $18 (but they honored it for me), it was great. Quite loud due to the multiple big parties happening. Drinks were good, food was good. Will be returning.

R
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time at villa Cemita. Large brunch for 20+ people. Despite the delay with the previous booking, everything went well. We were given free drinks to make up for this. Would definitely recommend. Will be back.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Did the bottomless brunch for two, some minor issues like the cups smelling like bleach, keep me from rating this at five stars. That said the food was excellent and the drinks were strong. Owners son also gave us two free speciality margaritas seemingly on a whim so that was nice!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just a casual Saturday night out

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner was very tasty. Drink selection A++, staff are welcoming and attentive. Overall, great experience and will return

B
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

You can probably find better Mexican right there in that neighborhood. It was OK. As the place became more crowded as the evening wore on, the service became less and less attentive. It took a long time for our entrees to arrive. They were served in oven-ready, lidded crockery, but were not hot.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My server Joe was so so nice!!!! Would come back for him and the food!

FC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall, the food and experience was very good. Meals were great and delivered at good timing. Would consider going to this restaurant again.

R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The octopus tacos were one of the best appetizers I have had in recent memory - highly recommend that you order these!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant only that the card machine wasn’t working and had to go to supermarket next door to take out cash

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great for a birthday brunch! Very high energy, surprisingly tasty food, and great service.

T
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and cocktails, excellent service, and fun, buzzy atmosphere. It is a bit on the loud side, but that is the only complaint. Definitely get the drunken nachos - they are fabulous.

OT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
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 on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
22 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

DM
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
13 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.

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