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Temerario Interior - Temerario, New York, NY

Temerario

4.4
4.4
249 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Due to limits on our seating capacity and to ensure ample time for cleaning and sanitizing, we kindly ask all guests to honor a 1.5 hr seating for dinner and brunch (for example 7:30-9:00)
Temerario Brings Beloved Bold Flavors of Mexican Street Food to Chelsea

We have an Outdoor and Indoor for the summer only!

Roughly translated, a Temerario is a bold, brave brother, a carnal, symbolized by the mural of the proud and strong luchador in our dining room. A temerario is arriesgada—reckless, sometimes irreverent...it’s also Chef Mario Hernandez's creative way with the food he grew up on in Cuernavaca Mexico. His fellow temerario at the bar, mixologist Christopher Reyes, serves small-batch agave spirits, house-made syrups, and fresh jugo (fruit juices) in an array of daring and delicious cocktails.


Brought to you by the team behind Ofrenda, Black Ant, Gardënia and the new Euro-Latin Café Bamba – the Jorge Guzman Hospitality Group.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 645-2100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mario Hernandez

  • Private party facilities

    For groups larger than 9+ please email reservations@temerarionyc.com or call 212-645-2100 Extension 1 to speak with Carina. We offer a multi course seasonal menu with options, Mole, guacamole, fresh signature Margaritas and desserts. Frozen Margaritas are available

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    20th ST

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 249 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Hot Spot

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  1. TB

    TedB

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Tables very small for dinner. Waiters got the order wrong twice. Warm beer.
  2. E

    Evh057

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience! Sat outside and really enjoyed every course- must go when you’re craving Mexican!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The air conditioning wasn’t working well.
  4. LD

    LauraD

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time with great food. We even spilled our drinks and were totally embarrassed, but the staff was super nice and gracious about it. Thank you!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I don’t like corn tortillas wish they had flower. Guacamole was very good. The fried fish was good but over powered by corn tortillas as far as I’m concerned.
  6. BR

    BrettR

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for Pride brunch and Eduardo took such great care of us! They accommodated our party size and the food was wonderful!
  7. A

    Antoniosa

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely service and food . bit loud inside
  8. FL

    FrankL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful service.
  9. RM

    RyanM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, a fantastic brunch at Temerario. The service is friendly and efficient, the food is great and reasonably priced. The spicy margaritas are my go to drink, but I have had other specialty drink and they are all wonderful. You really can’t go wrong. I come here pretty regularly and bring friends who visit NYC. All of the staff makes me feel welcomed and like family. One of my favorite spots in the city.
  10. T

    Teka21

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    We ate outside in the weather protected enclosure. The music and noise level was so uncomfortable we couldn’t have a conversation without shouting. Although the waiter was able to turn down the piped in music somewhat- we already had headaches. Friendly waitstaff but food just okay.
  11. KP

    KarenP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere and a very good menu. The food was authentic and not what you would find in many Mexican restaurants.
  12. JE

    JerseyExplorer

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Presentable Mexican in the heart of Chelsea--good for preJoyce, for example. Outdoor seating was very cramped, though otherwise presentable. Worth going for happy hour.
  13. MK

    MichelK

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    They didn’t have queso fundido on cinco de mayo !!!! Are you kidding me ????
  14. ZH

    ZamiraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks! Not too crowded on a Saturday night.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The dining room had a lot of echo and was loud. Fun if you’re with a rowdy group, but definitely not low key
  16. M

    Margo

    New York Area

    233 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    233 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Hands down the worst Mexican food I have ever eaten. Prices are so expensive I could have gotten better Mexican food at Trader Joe’s. This place should be ashamed of what they serve. Enchiladas Mole were so tiny with a handful of black beans no Mole sauce! Dont go there!
  17. l

    lilinka25

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very nice ambiance with murals on the walls and upbeat music. The drinks were strong! Waiter was pleasant. Food was decent.
  18. MR

    MsRH18

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    We went on a Friday night. The vibe was wonderful NYC but for seniors it was screaming loud. The food was great. Nicely priced. Good menu. Happy Hour prices on some items. We shared the fondue and added mushrooms. The we shared 2 taco dished, 2 to an order so it was easy to share. Shrimp and tilapia, both tasty and nicely sized. We ordered red wine and was offered Malbec when we asked about red wine. Happy Hour said $8 and we were charged $13 a glass. When we asked why the explanation was not clear. Not a good policy. If the $8 wine was a certain wine we were not told that. Good place to go before the Joyce Theater just not for loud sound adverse folks.
  19. w

    wjknyc

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Cute enough place. The food was good enough. The margaritas were not good. The service was friendly but inconsistent and spotty. I might go back?
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good atmosphere and excellent staff
  21. M

    Moi111111111111122222211

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice restaurant to enjoy with friends. Excellent service and delicious food.
  22. QM

    QuadMC

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good cocktails and wines. Interesting twists on Mexican favorites menu. Very tasty. Good portion size. Needs a wider range and chocolate on the desert menu.
  23. s

    sydneycarton

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good, but it was in small portions. $15 for two small tacos is pretty expensive, even for Chelsea. The margaritas were decent, and a good price at $8 for happy hour. The servers were nice and it was a good ambiance. I just left feeling hungry.
  24. EL

    EmmaL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Didn’t actually have a table for us so set us up on an outdoor table moved inside that they put near the door. Was very cold and despite having a reservation they didn’t seem to have room for us
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was excellent - service was brilliant. Always love coming here
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my kids for happy hour and as always, food was consistently good, drinks delicious and everything came out timely. The service is great and everyone there is so friendly and accommodating! They even let us know that happy hour was coming to an end and asked if we wanted to squeeze in a couple more cocktails before it ended!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great just wish there was more selection.
  28. JP

    JenniferP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and food! Went for happy hour and dinner and all of my friends loved their meals! Will go back again
  29. d

    dugnology

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    GOOD FOOD, NICELY PRESENTED. SMALL VENUE. MEALS ARE UNIQUE
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Service was extremely slow. I know that it was a busy Friday night, but we also dined on the later end (10pm). Our appetizer alone took about 45 minutes to come. Even asking for our check at the end took about 25 minutes and we were right next to the server’s station
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    O liked the food and the music. Mexican food is always a good idea It’s definitely small dishes
  32. LK

    LarryK

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Kind of noisy but on became used to it. The appetizers and sides were fantastic: nachos and plantains. The enchilada was good and the shrimp taco was excellent Worth the trip
  33. RR

    ReikoR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and servers were great. It was super loud, so we could barely hear each other even shouting (Saturday evening) and portions were pretty small for the final tab.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service. We had to constantly get attention of server who wasn’t nice warm or helpful Good and drinks were below average Photo shoot happening during prime dining hours was bizarre and outlandish Will never return
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food, and vibes!
  36. RM

    RyanM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is always friendly and accommodating. I always feel welcome here.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was very kind. The food and drinks were great for happy hour.
  38. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    High prices, lousy service, bad food. Not worth the time or money.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Awful service, slow and oft incorrect. The food we did get was good. The staff was unapologetic and genuinely seemed intoxicated.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great but a bit expensive, quality very good!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Temerario using the Order Online button. Temerario also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Temerario also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 645-2100.

Temerario is rated 4.4 stars by 249 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 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Temerario

198TH 8TH AVE, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    20th ST

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mario Hernandez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 645-2100

  • Private party facilities

    For groups larger than 9+ please email reservations@temerarionyc.com or call 212-645-2100 Extension 1 to speak with Carina. We offer a multi course seasonal menu with options, Mole, guacamole, fresh signature Margaritas and desserts. Frozen Margaritas are available

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