Temerario

4.4
215 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


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.

Support Temerario during COVID-19

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
What 215 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, and vibes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always friendly and accommodating. I always feel welcome here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MF
MichaelF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We got there and they came out with our food very late. We had to remind them several times. I think it’s also slightly under-staffed. The tacos were really bad. There was no sauce or salsa, just very dry. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Did not have gluten free options

JB
JimmyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food! No bartender, so, limited cocktails. The service could’ve been better, but, was adequate. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had brunch here on Gay Pride. They were very crowded of course, but handled it so well. Servers and staff created a fun experience for us guests and we all had a great time as a result. I look forward to returning in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I only had apps so I don’t want to speak to the food, but the person I was with liked the tacos.

Drinks are strong and cheap!! Tons of outdoor seating and a fun crowd. Definitely a good place to get after work drinks or casual first date. Quick service and friendly waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Probably one of the worst Mexican meals I’ve had

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The food was 10/10 (very very good) but service was very slow. It took an hour from placing our order to food getting onto the table.

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WeezieH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & the outdoor seating was perfect!

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TyeshaS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very unprofessional I wouldn’t go back food was okay nothing fancy about it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience I’ve had in a while. Incredible margs and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with good ambiance

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with friends coming in through penn station!

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vipRubyfireinside
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great times

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great time sitting outside at this restaurant. Staff was very attentive!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hosts seemed confused by our reservation and took a while to get us seated but our servers were attentive and took good care of us. Food was tasty.

ED
EmilyD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's still COVID so not going to be super harsh as overall we did enjoy our dinner. The food was tasty but portions were small for what they cost. Semi surprised there were only 2 tacos per order. Drinks were yummy and service was good. Hoping this is just some COVID cost saving they're enacting.

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Natalies
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Food was amazing. Will return. Server was helpful.

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vipomercank
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Definitely fun experience with good food. It was busy and they have good drinks.

AM
vipAudM
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good afternoon spot with outdoors seating for the most part, friendly service but there's a kitchen turnover period where kitchen is closed and tables were a bit too close for my comfort. I'm giving it 3 stars overall - but the food is tasty!

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vipcarm
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I liked Temerario! The atmosphere, food and drinks were good.

My only issue, our waitress missed every change to any meal. When asked to leave Chimichurri off or put it on the side, we were told yes. It arrived with the sauce on the beef.
When we asked to leave the veggies (avocado, fresh onion, tomato) off of the queso fundido, we were told yes. It arrived with the veggies.

We ordered a pitcher of margs without salt, of course it arrived with pre-salted glasses. They also tried to serve it to our 2 minors. I don't think they looked at them as they were clearly children under 14.

The experience in general was still enjoyable, minus those irritations

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Can’t ever go wrong with their classic margarita and frozen Mezcalita! Food was delicious and the ambiance over all was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Kitchen was super slow. Everyone seemed to waiting on food, most of us outside in the shade with strong winds. Dirty silverware in my rollup, walked to the bus station to get my own since server was not around much.

MP
MickeyP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food. Except the beef in the beef tacos was grizzle. Not edible.
Otherwise Fanstastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the brunch here! Bartender was the best.

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Nohemy
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night with friends. The drinks were amazing! Definitely plan on returning when it's warmer out

BJ
vipBJChelsea
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A good and tasty Mexican restaurant. I’ve been several times. Love the fried fish tacos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Not a great place drinks excellent food less than ok

MB
MichaellaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice place, cute outdoor dining. enjoyed the food too.

DL
DavidL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

You should support restaurants because they are struggling, but Temerario has to get it together. A very slow kitchen and overpriced entrees are a strike against it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We came here with a Pulsd. The portions are very small - the carne asada on the menu says it’s 12oz but comes in 8 small strips... if anything it was 6-8 ounces. We ordered it medium and it came pretty rare. The nachos came with maybe 12 chips, although delicious. The steak tacos are good, comes with two but they’re an okay size. It’s quite pricey for the amount of food that you’re getting. I’m not sure if our portions were decreased because of the Pulsd but if that’s the case it’s quite foolish because the point of it is to want to try it out and return again. If anything I’d stick to just getting drinks/appetizers here and getting dinner elsewhere where you’ll receive bigger portions for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation here and got confirmation and everything, when I showed up the place was completely shut down. It was at 7:30 pm

JR
JoseR
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed and they still took my reservation. They should have Said so

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 215 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.