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About Vamos Restaurant

Tacos and tequila rule at Vamos and are complemented by intriguing contemporary renditions of other Mexican staples. All presented in a colorful industrial loft with a south-of-the-border sensibility setting. The taco selection is one of the city's largest with 11 voluptuous offerings, each made to order by in the always bustling open kitchen that welcomes the mixing-and-matching of ingredients to personalize taco choices. For tequila enthusiasts there are 100 to choose from.

The large square bar that greets guests at the front of the restaurant generate congenial gatherings as do the dining room's three congenial communal tables that can seat up to 30. More intimate meals are equally well accommodated by inviting banquettes and seductive lighting.

348 First Ave
New York, NY 10010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:

Brunch Menu:

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm


Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm

Cross Street:
20th and 21st

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 358-7800

Website:
http://vamosnyc.com/

Entertainment:
DJ on Friday Night and on Saturday and Sunday Brunch.

Public Transit:
L train
M 23 Bus

Executive Chef:
Chef Ernesto Gonzalez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vamos Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Energetic

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent food and service in a comfortable and colorful environment. The music volume could stand to be lowered a bit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I loved the live DJ for brunch. It really brought the place to life.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good for young, big groups looking to get dinner before going out.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

I went on a Friday night, and they had a DJ BLASTING music at the bar. It was ridiculous how loud it was. Yo would think it was a crowded dance club, not a restaurant, but that was my only real complaint though. The food was great, the margaritas were tasty and strong, and the service very attentive, but not overbearing. I would give it the extra star if they would calm down with the music.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had s choice of eating inside or out. We chose outst because inside was just way too loud. If we were not able to eat outside we would have left. Decibel level inside was ear splitting. Food was good. Size of the quesadilla was small and disappointing but it tasted good. Rest of the order was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food and fun atmosphere! The staff was friendly and we had a great time celebrating my girlfriends birthday!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Tacos and the Guac were fantastic... Service was good... Not a place for a meaningful conversation as when it fills up with patrons it gets loud... Sitting outside is better.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Vamos was able to accommodate a party of 12 at the last minute. The food was great and the service fantastic.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The food is good, but the music was so loud our servers couldn't even hear us. They were complaining for the DJ to turn the music down.

If you don't care about being able to hear the person you are dining with, then this is your place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Even though the drinks were not strong, everything else was great. Overall, a great experience! Awesome food and music!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 9, 2017

What a FUN evening! Spending a few days in NYC (at Gramercy Park) and found VAMOS on the Open Table website, while looking for great Mexican food. So glad we went! We got there early for the Happy Hour margaritas ($5 each) and later ordered fajitas for dinner. Everything was EXCELLENT, including the free chips and salsa! Next time we get back to NYC, we will definitely return to VAMOS!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We had a great time for my birthday. Shots on the house and free shots when the frozen margaritas took a bit too long because of a machine issue. The food was excellent as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Really fun brunch place! We walked in and were immediately hit by the loud music and multiple groups. the service was a little slow at first, but picked up and our waiter was incredible ( I believe his name was Jeffery)! Really great for a friends brunch or looking to take advantage of the drink deal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Overall the place fell short of expectations. With timeout NY calling it a must go to brunch spot we ventured here for a sunday brunch with a reservation. The host luckily had a table leave or our reservation would not have been honored. The drinks were weak the music was loud to the point of having to yell to be heard over it. Over all: I would have to give it 👎🏼👎🏼

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I always have a great experience when I go to Vamos!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch and had an amazing time with 4 other friends. Music was great, drinks were strong, and food was good. Our waitress Ileen was great and friendly. I would go back every weekend if I could.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

honestly this restaurant was mediocre and our waitress was slow as hell. when she came to get our drinks we told her we were ready to order everything, food and drinks, and she told us she was just going to take the drinks and "come right back" then she came back literally 25 minutes later, meanwhile everyone is starving and we knew what we wanted 25 minutes before. she never checked up on us, only if we waved our hands to get her attention would she come to our table. we wound up having to walk to the bar to get our drinks because at one point we didn't see her for 30 minutes. the service is beyond slow, i have never waited so long for such mediocre food. i found this restaurant for a bottomless bunch, which SHOULD be unlimited drinks, but in reality it's not. the place is SO loud i had to scream to talk to the person next to me. i liked the music but it was too much when you couldn't even speak to the person next to you. in reality, i wouldn't recommend this place to anyone for any event but i had to check off a box to submit this review.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Decent Mexican food and pricing. Lots of interesting taco flavors but you can't combine flavors in a single order. Very loud music and hard to hear even across the table. Great for groups and birthdays. While the food came out quickly, our waitress was not attentive and service was very slow. Getting her attention to order drinks and food took a very long time but this seemed to be a function of our large party size as multiple groups of 4 seemed to be getting better service.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Went for my birthday & had a great time! They accommodated my large party and the food & drink was delicious. Highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Came here with friends for Sunday brunch. We all got the special that includes an entree with 6 drink tickets. The drink options were a frozen margarita (pretty strong!), white sangria (simple but tasty) or red sangria (drier than the white sangria). As for food, the huevos rancheros and the omelette were pretty tasty. The torta however was not authentic, for example, it didn't come on the round roll but instead a baguette. Service could have been better because our waitress was so busy running around dealing with other tables we had to wave her down to catch her attention. This place was super loud and the DJ played some really good songs. Overall the food and drinks were satisfying and we all had a good time.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Great brunch spot. Dj was on point with music selections

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Loved this place. Food and drinks were great. Only complaint was the noise; we went for Sunday brunch but it felt more like a Friday night club. They had a DJ, who was really good, but we were struggling to hear each other and screaming most of the time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

A very active gem on the outskirts of Stuytown. I came in a group of nearly 10 and sat comfortably for boozy brunch on a Saturday. Great deals on drinks, but the service may have suffered a bit because of how many people were in the place. It gets packed and very loud, definitely make a reservation for the mots popular brunch hour.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

WAY too loud for a dinner -- would only recommend this for a group trying to party over some snacks. Or if you don't want to speak...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Great place if you get the lunch special. Okay food, tasty drinks, and fun DJ!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Had my sister's 21st birthday brunch there...amazing staff and food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Too noisy

Didn't like how you cannot bring your happy hour drink from the the bar back to your table

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2016

The brunch special is great but don't be deceived by the small frozen margaritas. They will sneak up on you. The food is delicious. We were a group of 7 and the service was sort of slow. I had to get up and ask the server to bring our next round multiple times and we waited for drinks often. This, however, did not dissuade me from wanting to return. I am sure I will visit again soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Went on Fourth of July so somewhat unfair to rate it -but it was just ok - waited and waited for food and drinks - was not in a rush so it was not a real problem - seemed to be caught off guard by the full restaurant - may try again

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Came for brunch. Would have been a good deal but the food is gross, service is slow and inattentive, bathrooms are disgusting

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 19, 2016

This was a brunch " date " with an old friend and the brunch menu was bland the drinks were good and we actually stayed for happy hour on a Sunday after the brunch (we drank a lot lol) tacos during happy hour are great. Recommend steak tacos ! Over all a good time for sure :)

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Food was fine but a little over priced. Drinks were good but it was very loud.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2016

Loved it; food excellent & DJ was great! Too bad he ended @ 4pm however it was fun deft a place to celebrate any occasion

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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Was very expensive for what you got. Drink specials are good, but if you want a good drink, they are expensive with upcharges for everything.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Food is amazing!! Love love the tacos and the drinks. The service is eh, and it's very loud, but the food is worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Great vibe for brunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2016

While weekend brunch is busy and loud, this is also a great weeknight casual dinner spot. The enchiladas are excellent as are the frozen blood orange margaritas. If you are looking for no-fail Mexican in the area, this is your spot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2016

One of the best boozy brunches in the city!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Went on a Friday night at 6, the bar was packed!!! Stayed until 8:30, the bar had toned down but the music was very loud. Fantastic guacamole! Delicious frozen margaritas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2016

The DJ was great, the atmosphere was super fun, and the margaritas were potent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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