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Tatu Tacos & Tequila, Troy, NY

Tatu Tacos & Tequila

4.6
4.6
278 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Chef/Owner Kareem NeJame brings inspired cuisine from the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, featuring the most extensive library of Tequila and Mezcal in the region, all wrapped in an elegantly funky tattoo art gallery! Thoughtful dishes, exciting cocktails, fun vibes, private and patio dining all come together to bring you Tatu, voted Best New Restaurant and Best Chef in the region for 2021.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Regional Mexican, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 874-1028

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Kareem NeJame

  • Private party facilities

    Please visit our website www.TatuNY.com and select Private Events to submit an inquiry, and a member of our team will contact you directly.

  • Private party contact

    Tatu Events: (877) 354-1226

  • Neighborhood

    Troy

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Parking details

    Free municipal parking lot located 1/2 block away, at corner of Lake Avenue and High Rock.

  • Public transit

    Congress Station - CDTA

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 278 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Upstate New York

    Best Ambiance

  • Upstate New York

    Hot spot

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with friends and we all had fantastic meals. The food was delicious. Two of us had the Barria tacos. Omg amazing. Definitely would order those again. Another had the chicken tacos and the carnitas, also great. We started with the ceviche (Compachane) and the homemade chips. Outstanding. The Pol’Kanes was delicious as well. At first we were thrown by the cinnamon rice but don’t be-it’s not sweet at all and it was a perfect compliment to the spicy. Some reviews mentioned the popcorn was odd but we loved that too and the seasoning is authentic to Yucatán. We had margaritas which were spot on and tried some of the tequilas. The service was super friendly and attentive. They were not slow and the pace was just perfect. I would highly recommend Tatu and we will be back for sure!!
  2. T

    Troymidwife

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Had a lovely time., Staff very considerate of dietary needs
  3. RJ

    RobertJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch. The food had a perfect balance of flavors and spices. I can't wait to return and try something different. Thanks for a wonderful diner experience.
  4. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall! We ordered the Ceviche and street corn apps followed with tacos - all delicious, speed of service was perfect even with an almost full house - not too noisy either.
  5. SG

    SusanG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Service was excellent. I booked this without knowing anything about this place and will definitely be back. The food was fresh, delicious and not your ordinary Mexican fare. Wonderful experience and great addition to the Troy food scene!
  6. S

    Stephanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Food and vibes are great.
  7. D

    Disappointment

    Miami

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Fun…good flavors. No atmosphere….service spotty
  8. SC

    ShelbyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Love everything about this place!
  9. s

    sa18wilk

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at Tatu and again, we loved it. We love Mexican food but good Mexican food is hard to find around here ever since Ama Covina closed. But Tatu is our new go to. Every dish we got was so on point. Flavorful, presentable. So so good. 100% recommend.
  10. CD

    ChrisD

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere
  11. PH

    PaulH

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greatest street corn in the area! And you must have the guacamole!!
  12. LS

    LolaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is different and very flavorful. Drinks are fun and several craft cocktails are on menu. I had the fish, which is only available on weekends, and found it to be well cooked, fill interesting spices and presention. The chairs aren't very comfortable-one needs to squeeze inbetween the arms, and I can see these not accomodating anyone who is not of medium weight. Didn't see the need for oversalted, bagged popcorn delivered to each table-didn't seem to go with the theme. How about the tortilla type chips, served with the hors d'oeuvres? Though brand new, no sign of the owners-just would have been a nice touch to see or meet them. I do recommend coming to try the great food. It's a little hard to find, and sign on door is up a ramp and small.
  13. JH

    JohnH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal & service.
  14. RM

    RMS556

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was a great find in Troy. Amazing food and service! Everything our server recommended was fantastic. We can’t wait to go back again
  15. AR

    AnjaliR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to go on a cute friend date or private one , adorable setting and beautiful ambiance. Fast service and great food !
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a higher end, great new addition to the restaurant scene in Troy- we had a wonderful experience in every aspect and hope they thrive! We will be back!
  17. CA

    CateA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing. The menu has a unique selection. The atmosphere is bright and fun, and the staff is welcoming and attentive.
  18. k

    kjbox76

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was phenomenal. Our compliments to the kitchen. Service was a tad bit slow between courses but it was a busy Friday night and we had a seven person party. Waiter did not check in on us or how our main courses were but overall very personable and attentive. We will definitely be back!!
  19. DD

    DarleneD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great! They did an amazing job with the decor. The food was fantastic! Would highly recommend!!
  20. B

    Bhogs

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    It's no doubt this is one of the best taco places in Troy, but the service is awful. It takes almost 2 hours just to get served. The food is great but it doesn't make up for the poor service.
  21. RR

    RiRi

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally found a great “go to” place for my Friday Margarita & Mexican meal! Everything from the ambiance, staff, chef and food was wonderful. My husband said it was the best he’s had. The Mexican/Lebanese fusion works!
  22. MO

    MsOliver

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was special, not something you can get just anywhere. Delicious!
  23. B

    Brittany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Unique atmosphere, amazing drinks and food, great service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    No straws, Were told that it was for the environment. No alternative rice option other than cinnamon rice. Limited bar menu. Overall good atmosphere, good music. Did not meet the standards of the trifecta, “Food, Drinks, and Entertainment”
  25. JH

    JohnH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and atmosphere. Live DJ the night we were there, great music.
  26. K

    Karen

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Excellent cocktails!
  27. BT

    BThom

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Before we took a bite of food, the decor and 90’s Hip Hop playlist won me over! The atmosphere definitely created an even better dining experience. Service was fantastic! Our waitress told us that the food at Tatu is inspired by the flavors of the Yucatán Peninsula. I wasn’t sure what that meant until I took my first bite. Everyone’s pallet is different, but I would describe it as Smokey with hints of cinnamon. The rice had a very strong cinnamon flavor. I loved it! It’s definitely different from the typical flavor profile you expect when eating tacos, beans, and rice. We’ll be back!
  28. D

    David

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding. The guacamole and chips were terrific. The food presentation was very good. The restaurant decor and ambiance was a modern stylish hem within the revitalization of downtown Troy. The entrees were excellent. Previously in Saratoga, and now in Troy, I can only hope that Troy city government does what is necessary to draw people downtown. I drove from Southwest Vermont (Bennington). The next time we are at Troy Savings Bank for a concert we will return to dine again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Getting to be my go to fun downtown Troy.
  30. SR

    SarahR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best coconut margaritas I've ever had! Price was fantastic, we thought for sure our bill would be higher than it was. Highly recommend and can't wait to return!
  31. JH

    JohnH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not your normal taco. Interesting menu & drink specials.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not realizing it was their grand opening, we made a reservation to celebrate my spouse’s going down to part time and our anniversary. We had enjoyed their restaurant in Saratoga and were glad they were now in Troy! They surprised us with complimentary Prosecco for our anniversary.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting flavors, unique combinations, very friendly staff—a must visit.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner for a girls night out. The Mexican street corn with homemade chips paired with the Hibiscus Margarita was out of this world !! Staff was friendly, welcoming and fun:) Will definitely be back for this authentic, delicious Mexican cuisine with my family!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Tacos, supercool atmosphere and the friendliest waitstaff! Had chiltomate, Quacamole and Al Pastor tacos. The Dove is my favorite cocktail. All delicious!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, great vibes, delicious food!
  37. HT

    HannahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food, and overall environment was great! We will definitely be coming back!
  38. BM

    BethM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love everything about Tatu! The food is outstanding. We always love absolutely everything we’ve eaten. The ambience is so interesting and cool, yet comfortable and fun. The owner/chef is so very talented and knows how to make everyone feel special. The staff clearly loves working there and passes that feeling along to their patrons. We are devastated they are closing in Saratoga and hope they reopen very soon!
  39. DH

    DanH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    One of my favorite places in town the vibe and staff are great. I try to come for Tace Tatuesday!
  40. HB

    HollyB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. From the minute you walk in … the staff is friendly, attentive and very informative. Food was outstanding. The margarita’s - fresh squeezed juices and assortment of tequila - the best with an extraordinary dessert! Love it at Tatu!!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tatu Tacos & Tequila using the Order Online button. Tatu Tacos & Tequila also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 874-1028.

Tatu Tacos & Tequila is rated 4.6 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tatu Tacos & Tequila

100 Congress Street, Troy, NY 12180

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Troy

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Regional Mexican, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free municipal parking lot located 1/2 block away, at corner of Lake Avenue and High Rock.

  • Public transit

    Congress Station - CDTA

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Kareem NeJame

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (518) 874-1028

  • Private party facilities

    Please visit our website www.TatuNY.com and select Private Events to submit an inquiry, and a member of our team will contact you directly.

  • Private party contact

    Tatu Events: (877) 354-1226

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