Temerario

4.4
165 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Temerario Brings Beloved Bold Flavors of Mexican Street Food to Chelsea


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.

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vipJillianR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and services for reasonable prices! We throughly enjoyed our meal!

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NicP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the heat lamps made it so we weren't cold at all! Service was fast and everyone was friendly - food and drinks were incredible I will definitely be returning!! 10/10 experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible experience. A restaurant not worth visiting once. The service was non-existent. The waiter came to take our order 30 min after we were seated; drinks about hour past; food 1.5 hours. Had to ask for the check twice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and well portioned. Cocktails were great, and very friendly service! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing! The staff was so nice and helpful and our server went above and beyond for us! Will be our new spot for now on!

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AvaNorth
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great drinks, nachos were delicious. Waiter was attentive. Definitely recommend this place

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albie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

not worth the money in my opinion. nothing special. tiny portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere!

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AllynH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The outdoor seating is perfect for social distancing and they still have a really fun vibe

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Luv2EatOut
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of two arrived during Happy Hour and cobbled together a great meal from the reasonably priced and delicious bar menu. Fish tacos, corn on the cob, guacamole, and a shrimp tostado (or something similar) were easy to share and there was enough for dinner. The $8.00 margaritas were awesome as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food sounded delicious when we reviewed menu online. After being seated we learned that verdes sauce was not a traditional tomatillo sauce but also included avocado. As we have avocado allergy we decided not to eat at the restaurant as almost every dish included avocado.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Love coming here for brunch. Best spicy margaritas!

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vipvocid
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carolina was as always the best.so glad to have been back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time going here with my bf and we always enjoy the food and place.

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vipSummi
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends for brunch/dinner

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Pradeep
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall, a good experience. It was worth it, given it was Valentine's day. Our reservations were for 6:30 pm, but they seated us early.

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vipshamelesseater
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got there early and were able to take advantage of the happy hour specials which were delicious. We each had a traditional margarita and it was well done (I hate mixes). We tried the elote which was amazing and I sure did wonder where they found such sweet, flavorful corn! The flautas and fish taco were also excellent. I was totally full by that time but my son had ordered the coliflor al pastor so I had to try that as well. So flavorful that I couldn't stop eating it! Service was friendly and attentive. Well done Temerario!

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TamarF
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The food was really below standard. Also our bill was exorbitant compared to the value of the food.

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LeslieS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I liked the variation on the guacamole but it could have used a little more garlic and lime. The fish tacos seemed light on the grilled fish, which I could barely taste over the the other ingredients. I did enjoy the toppings on the taco. If you order just tacos, order a side of something else or an appetizer as two tacos was not enough. Lastly, the music was quite loud. Thankfully on a Tuesday night it was not crowded so my party could hold a conversation without yelling even though the music was quite loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Server was extremely absent minded but if you aren’t expecting quick refills for your $25 unlimited drinks, then you should have a great time.

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vipLarryB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were surprised at How delicious the food was. The guacamole had some sort of spice that was different and exquisite. The chicken in Molé sauce was the best we’ve ever had. The sangria was also very tasty, obviously made with a reasonably high quality wine as its base. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

👍. Good times

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TylerM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday was a drag brunch!!! Loved it. Performances were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was ok, didn’t realize this was a B rates restaurant

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CSnyc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was a good restaurant...the drinks were good, and most of the food was great as well. The only issue we had was the location of our table...it was right in the front near the entrance and so it was freezing every time someone walked in. It also felt like they placed the table right in the middle of everyone's path, so we kept getting bumped and hovered over throughout our meal. Had we been seated at a different table, it would be have been really great!

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vipAlicechef
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cute casual place for a late night bite. Food was good, service delightful.

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DaveP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with old friends. We got there early enough for happy hour and got some drink specials and apps before our entrees. We ate and drank a lot and the bill was $45pp, which I think was a good value.

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vipHaleyH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bottomless brunch includes (strong) margaritas and the food presentation was unexpectedly stunning for such a rustic yet modern atmosphere!

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vipAmanda
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and drinks. Unique brunch options.

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vipJetPilotNYC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service and food. Tables arranged around bar area and it’s extremely loud. Difficult to have a conversation across table on this Friday night.

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vipDavidB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Guacamole excellent, outdoor seating excellent, grilled fish tacos very oily and not good (didn’t even finish), inattentive bartender/server

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vipFabulous
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very nice dinner here with a friend. It was fairly busy for a Tuesday summer evening. The waitress was friendly & professional and the rest of the staff attentive. The drinks & food were good and presented nicely. I’d recommend this little Chelsea gem.

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DavidS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food was tasty but was also way over priced for the very small portions. The main dishes were as small as the appetizers, and even at happy hour prices we felt like we spent too much to walk away feeling like we needed an entire second meal.

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vipvocid
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always good

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KirsiU
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Well, the frozen strawberry margarita first, from some kind of mix or something, absolutely nothing fresh there and still 15 dollars!!!. Fish tacos, really average and the fish again not fresh.
The only really good thing was the nachos, great fresh appetizer. Sorry to say but not value for the money.
To get value for the money I would drink a beer and eat nachos.

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vipfoodieinthewindow
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour!

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ColeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only thing was every time we had another round of drinks we asked for no straws and they kept giving us straws. We can reuse them and/or just not have straws - we don't need them with every round. That was my only issue. Otherwise it was flawless and perfect.

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SLuisa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for late Saturday night. When we arrived, they told us the kitchen was closed. Extremely annoying.

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vipJeffM
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Where is the manager?? I booked a reservation for 4 ppl for 11PM because family was arriving to NYC via train at 10:20PM. The restaurant called to confirm my reservation and told me that they would "wait for us and keep the kitchen open" - even though they usually close the kitchen at 11PM. My family arrived a little earlier than expected, so we got to the restaurant at 10:40PM. When we told the hostess we had a reservation, she said "I'm sorry, the kitchen is closed." I told her that the person who called us said they would stay open until we arrived at 11PM, and it was know only 10:40PM. Without saying anything, she walked away to the back of the restaurant. About 5 minutes later (as I was checking opentable to see what else was open), a man came to the front and said he could seat us but would need to do it in the next 5 minutes because the kitchen was closing. He made it sound like he was doing us a favor...but we had a confirmed reservation!! The food was bland at best, and we will NOT be coming back here. Too many other good places to eat in Chelsea. Even the all-night diners are better than this.

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vipvocid
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carolina is the best waitress ever... had another friend over from the uk and she made them feel so special. thanks so much and to whomever this girl deserves a raise or a share in your restaurant.

FAQs

Temerario does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates.

Temerario is rated 4.4 stars by 165 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.