Mancora Restaurant & Bar

★★★★☆
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  • 99 1st Ave

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-253-1011

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Sun-Thu 12pm-12am, Fri-Sat 12pm-1am

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I came in on a Friday afternoon and dined alone.

The waiter was not very attentive at first, but during my meal seemed to get nicer as the meal progressed.

The ambience was beautiful and very warm and cozy.

i was starving upon walking in so I decided to start with a drink - i tried to passion fruit prisco drink - delicious :)

then i had the seafood soup in a tomato broth with cilanto (starts with an r) - this was a somewhat spicy soup and turned out to be extremely filling. (the waiter recommended it as the LEAST filling soup). The seafood was generous and it really warmed me up on a cold day.

Next I had the seafood ceviche - also unbelievable delicious - I even took half of it home and enjoyed it later.

The food is very well prepared and seasoned...the use of fresh ingredients in both seafood and in the vegetables/herbs is apparent.

It's not the BEST restaurant that i've ever been too but it was very good and I would definitely go again.

It's the typeof place that you can sit in for a while and not want to leave...

2
★★★★☆

I came in on a Friday afternoon and dined alone.

The waiter was not very attentive at first, but during my meal seemed to get nicer as the meal progressed.

The ambience was beautiful and very warm and cozy.

i was starving upon walking in so I decided to start with a drink - i tried to passion fruit prisco drink - delicious :)

then i had the seafood soup in a tomato broth with cilanto (starts with an r) - this was a somewhat spicy soup and turned out to be extremely filling. (the waiter recommended it as the LEAST filling soup). The seafood was generous and it really warmed me up on a cold day.

Next I had the seafood ceviche - also unbelievable delicious - I even took half of it home and enjoyed it later.

The food is very well prepared and seasoned...the use of fresh ingredients in both seafood and in the vegetables/herbs is apparent.

It's not the BEST restaurant that i've ever been too but it was very good and I would definitely go again.

It's the typeof place that you can sit in for a while and not want to leave...

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I got a seafood dish here that tasted unbelievably unfresh (and bland). The fish seems to be either old or frozen. I can not believe they charge for this food. Just horrible.

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★☆☆☆☆

I got a seafood dish here that tasted unbelievably unfresh (and bland). The fish seems to be either old or frozen. I can not believe they charge for this food. Just horrible.

Pros: atmosphere is ok

Cons: the food!

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This is the best Peruvian restaurant i have been to in a very long time. I'm Peruvian myself and was born over there came here when i was 9 and now i'm 22. The location here is great we went there for Mothers day 2009 and were pleased. The parking was on the street about a block away and costs us $5 in coins. The restaurant itself is very cozy and very rustic. IT has a little bar in the corner and the drinks were great. The service was also good and the food took the show. I had Pescado a lo Macho something i never had before and it was incredible. My mother ordered Entrana which is steak and that was incredible, she is very tought to please but she loved it. My stepfather who is irish had the pork adobo and he loved that also. The picarones and crepe with lucuma ice cream were also very good. Overall i loved it good price and will be coming back here with more people very soon. It is also only located 2 blocks from St Marks Place which is party central down in the East village, very Andy Warhol like down there . Check it OUT

2
★★★★★

This is the best Peruvian restaurant i have been to in a very long time. I'm Peruvian myself and was born over there came here when i was 9 and now i'm 22. The location here is great we went there for Mothers day 2009 and were pleased. The parking was on the street about a block away and costs us $5 in coins. The restaurant itself is very cozy and very rustic. IT has a little bar in the corner and the drinks were great. The service was also good and the food took the show. I had Pescado a lo Macho something i never had before and it was incredible. My mother ordered Entrana which is steak and that was incredible, she is very tought to please but she loved it. My stepfather who is irish had the pork adobo and he loved that also. The picarones and crepe with lucuma ice cream were also very good. Overall i loved it good price and will be coming back here with more people very soon. It is also only located 2 blocks from St Marks Place which is party central down in the East village, very Andy Warhol like down there . Check it OUT

Pros: food,location.staff.drinks

Cons: pulpo ceviche wasnt great

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I've been to Mancora several times and always enjoyed my meal. They have peruvian style roast chicken and steak - both are delicious. For more adventurous eaters, they have ceviche, which is marinated raw fish. If you like sushi - you'll like this. I also like the fact that the restaurant is pretty low-key for the east village - not too noisy and usually not incredibly crowded.

4
★★★★☆

I've been to Mancora several times and always enjoyed my meal. They have peruvian style roast chicken and steak - both are delicious. For more adventurous eaters, they have ceviche, which is marinated raw fish. If you like sushi - you'll like this. I also like the fact that the restaurant is pretty low-key for the east village - not too noisy and usually not incredibly crowded.

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What can I say that's bad about Mancora? The food is delicious... the flavors are unique, there is a wide variety of creative, authentic dishes on the menu, and the drinks are delicious. I go here entirely for the food and because I feel it's a great value, but the service and atmosphere are fairly good, too. Depending on when you go, the restaurant is either completely full or completely empty. It's nice to have an early dinner during the summer, because often they open their doors to the street and you can people-watch. The food itself is also perfect for summer, especially their fresh and citrus-y ceviches. On busy weekend nights it gets a bit crowded and the service is a little worse.. you get the feeling that all the servers are a bit overwhelmed, and flagging down someone to take your order may take a couple tries. But the food and drinks come out quickly regardless, and I feel like it's worth it. Great date spot, but probably not good for large groups. It depends on what you're looking for in a restaurant, but if you're looking for a cute, romantic, mid-priced restaurant with excellent food, this is the place.

2
★★★★★

What can I say that's bad about Mancora? The food is delicious... the flavors are unique, there is a wide variety of creative, authentic dishes on the menu, and the drinks are delicious. I go here entirely for the food and because I feel it's a great value, but the service and atmosphere are fairly good, too. Depending on when you go, the restaurant is either completely full or completely empty. It's nice to have an early dinner during the summer, because often they open their doors to the street and you can people-watch. The food itself is also perfect for summer, especially their fresh and citrus-y ceviches. On busy weekend nights it gets a bit crowded and the service is a little worse.. you get the feeling that all the servers are a bit overwhelmed, and flagging down someone to take your order may take a couple tries. But the food and drinks come out quickly regardless, and I feel like it's worth it. Great date spot, but probably not good for large groups. It depends on what you're looking for in a restaurant, but if you're looking for a cute, romantic, mid-priced restaurant with excellent food, this is the place.

Pros: Drinks, food, good-sized portions, cute and romantic atmosphere

Cons: Gets busy and loud on weekends (like most restaurants)

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The hostess told us that would take 5 minutes, but we waited 40 minutes for a table for three that never came. Apparently they just have table for couples.

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★☆☆☆☆

The hostess told us that would take 5 minutes, but we waited 40 minutes for a table for three that never came. Apparently they just have table for couples.

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Mancora is my favorite restaurant. My friends and I go there at least once a month. Ceviches, of course, is our best appetise to share among us. We just love shrimps and Mixto cerviches from many kind of cerviches they offered.
Be sides, the grilled fish with the spicy creamy seafood sauce is the best seafood I would recommend, the sauce is very testy. Steak is fine for me as I think that it is not the steak house, but focusing on seafood and roasted chicken, those are yummy..
They have three different kinds of Peruvien beers. and if you love to drink Sangria and Mojito, Mancora is the place you can't miss it.
Friendly service and open air restaurant for the summer breeze, you will find at Mancora.. We love the place and wish you guys will have a good experience like us.

2
★★★★★

Mancora is my favorite restaurant. My friends and I go there at least once a month. Ceviches, of course, is our best appetise to share among us. We just love shrimps and Mixto cerviches from many kind of cerviches they offered.
Be sides, the grilled fish with the spicy creamy seafood sauce is the best seafood I would recommend, the sauce is very testy. Steak is fine for me as I think that it is not the steak house, but focusing on seafood and roasted chicken, those are yummy..
They have three different kinds of Peruvien beers. and if you love to drink Sangria and Mojito, Mancora is the place you can't miss it.
Friendly service and open air restaurant for the summer breeze, you will find at Mancora.. We love the place and wish you guys will have a good experience like us.

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I've been ther two times already. I have taken a friend who is getting his first tastes with peruvian flavors. He will come back and bring others. He is HOOKED on this food, as I have always been.
The ceviche, papa a la Huancaina, the pollo a la brasa and the corn are just GREAT! Don't forget to wash it down with a Cusque?a beer.

2
★★★★★

I've been ther two times already. I have taken a friend who is getting his first tastes with peruvian flavors. He will come back and bring others. He is HOOKED on this food, as I have always been.
The ceviche, papa a la Huancaina, the pollo a la brasa and the corn are just GREAT! Don't forget to wash it down with a Cusque?a beer.

Pros: taste, service and ingredients

Cons: a bit dark

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I've eaten Peruvian before and was completely disappointed by this place. The ceviche was huge pieces of raw fish that were a bit intimidating, not the normal chopped ceviche. The chicken with spinach was rubbery and tasteless and almost inedible. The redsnapper was extremely crunchy and not tasty at all. The Caiprinha's were good, the open air environment was good. Would not return here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've eaten Peruvian before and was completely disappointed by this place. The ceviche was huge pieces of raw fish that were a bit intimidating, not the normal chopped ceviche. The chicken with spinach was rubbery and tasteless and almost inedible. The redsnapper was extremely crunchy and not tasty at all. The Caiprinha's were good, the open air environment was good. Would not return here.

Pros: Open Air restaurant

Cons: Food was scary!

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Food was just as good as expected and in the summer I love how they are almost like an open air restaurant. Space is a bit small but it is fairly cozy.

2
★★★★☆

Food was just as good as expected and in the summer I love how they are almost like an open air restaurant. Space is a bit small but it is fairly cozy.

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If you want to go to a restaurant where if you eat their food for almost a year and then get horribly sick from their fish, go to Mancora. I spent all night on the toilet from their bad fish and usually I wouldn't say anything but instead boycott the place, but because I usually liked Mancora, I called and spoke to the owner, who basically acted like I was trying to pull a fast one on him. His attitude was like, "Well, you were the only one who got sick." meaning I'm lying and trying to get a free meal out of him. He neither offered to refund my bill nor did I ask due to his attitude. He said, "If you come in again, I'll try to take care of you." Well, two days later, I'm still not 100%. I don't dislike Mancora, I just want to warn others who might die from eating bad fish. Dumb as bricks waitress as well. The bus boy was great.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want to go to a restaurant where if you eat their food for almost a year and then get horribly sick from their fish, go to Mancora. I spent all night on the toilet from their bad fish and usually I wouldn't say anything but instead boycott the place, but because I usually liked Mancora, I called and spoke to the owner, who basically acted like I was trying to pull a fast one on him. His attitude was like, "Well, you were the only one who got sick." meaning I'm lying and trying to get a free meal out of him. He neither offered to refund my bill nor did I ask due to his attitude. He said, "If you come in again, I'll try to take care of you." Well, two days later, I'm still not 100%. I don't dislike Mancora, I just want to warn others who might die from eating bad fish. Dumb as bricks waitress as well. The bus boy was great.

Pros: The cilantro pesto and plantain chips apps.

Cons: Dumb waitress

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Place was a bit crowded when we arrived, but coming in at 9 p.m. meant the crowd dulled to a pleasant buzz by the time we were seated and our food arrived. First up was the ceviche, a meal on it's own. The pieces of fish were huge and delighfully citrusy. The sangria was sweet and went down easy. As for the rest of the fare, very solid. I am still a newbie when it comes to Peruvian, so I'll need to "experiment" a bit more to be sure.

2
★★★★☆

Place was a bit crowded when we arrived, but coming in at 9 p.m. meant the crowd dulled to a pleasant buzz by the time we were seated and our food arrived. First up was the ceviche, a meal on it's own. The pieces of fish were huge and delighfully citrusy. The sangria was sweet and went down easy. As for the rest of the fare, very solid. I am still a newbie when it comes to Peruvian, so I'll need to "experiment" a bit more to be sure.

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At one point, I was eating at Mancora at least twice a month. It has a freat food and diverse menu (fish, both traditional and ceviches / meat / chicken). I have had almost everything on the menu and it is all delicious. The staff are warm and friendly. And the price won't hurt your wallet. Sangrias and specialty drinks are really good as well. I have recommended this place to countless friends and, so far, nobody has been disappointed.

2
★★★★★

At one point, I was eating at Mancora at least twice a month. It has a freat food and diverse menu (fish, both traditional and ceviches / meat / chicken). I have had almost everything on the menu and it is all delicious. The staff are warm and friendly. And the price won't hurt your wallet. Sangrias and specialty drinks are really good as well. I have recommended this place to countless friends and, so far, nobody has been disappointed.

Pros: Great food, great prices

Cons: A little drab ambience

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Don't expect delivery before 4:00 because there is none. A friend and I ordered and picked up a Ceviche Mixto, Tallarin Primavera, and a Risotto with beans. The Ceviche Mixto was disgusting. It was mostly huge, unchopped, sloppy strips of fish with a fatty texture. There were 2 measley shrimp, 1 mussel, 1 clam a few shreds of octopus and too many calamari. We couldn't finish this bucket of slop between the 2 of us. The risotto and beans dish was $10, and included some broccoli. Rice and beans with a couple pieces of vegetable is not really a meal. My Tallarin Primavera was basically regular spaghetti with tomato sauce. It seemed very non-Peruvian, in fact, and tasted more like Ragu. Nope, wouldn't get any food here again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Don't expect delivery before 4:00 because there is none. A friend and I ordered and picked up a Ceviche Mixto, Tallarin Primavera, and a Risotto with beans. The Ceviche Mixto was disgusting. It was mostly huge, unchopped, sloppy strips of fish with a fatty texture. There were 2 measley shrimp, 1 mussel, 1 clam a few shreds of octopus and too many calamari. We couldn't finish this bucket of slop between the 2 of us. The risotto and beans dish was $10, and included some broccoli. Rice and beans with a couple pieces of vegetable is not really a meal. My Tallarin Primavera was basically regular spaghetti with tomato sauce. It seemed very non-Peruvian, in fact, and tasted more like Ragu. Nope, wouldn't get any food here again.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: mediocre to bad food, food not filling

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Everything about this place is worth checking out. The food is amazing, the people are as sweet as can be and the sangria is top notch. You cant beat the deal you get on the whole chicken with rice and beans. It's cheap, its enough for at least 2 and its damn tasty.

2
★★★★★

Everything about this place is worth checking out. The food is amazing, the people are as sweet as can be and the sangria is top notch. You cant beat the deal you get on the whole chicken with rice and beans. It's cheap, its enough for at least 2 and its damn tasty.

Pros: food, delivery, price

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So a friend of mine were walking around the East Village trying to find a place to have brunch that wasnt packed we stumbled upon Macora... and to be honest, the cheap price of $8.95 lured us in. I guess we should have realized this place wasn't that great when it was completely empty. We both ordered poached eggs and it is rather hard to get that wrong but they managed to do so. The eggs were completely hard and the hollandaise sauce was thick and disgusting. Bottom line: The food was awful and the service mediocre.

0
★☆☆☆☆

So a friend of mine were walking around the East Village trying to find a place to have brunch that wasnt packed we stumbled upon Macora... and to be honest, the cheap price of $8.95 lured us in. I guess we should have realized this place wasn't that great when it was completely empty. We both ordered poached eggs and it is rather hard to get that wrong but they managed to do so. The eggs were completely hard and the hollandaise sauce was thick and disgusting. Bottom line: The food was awful and the service mediocre.

Cons: food, quality

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Service was excellent and attentive..went for brunch. Great choices for 8.95, including mimosa/sangria (great) / bloody marie. Just stumbled on the place..try the fried bannas w/ purple rice! Amazing! Will go back for dinner!

2
★★★★★

Service was excellent and attentive..went for brunch. Great choices for 8.95, including mimosa/sangria (great) / bloody marie. Just stumbled on the place..try the fried bannas w/ purple rice! Amazing! Will go back for dinner!

Pros: Service, Authentic Food

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A friend of mine recommended this restaurant to me and I'm so glad I went. I went with a group of 12 people and everyone enjoyed it. The ambiance is nice - dark wood tables, low light, the smell of fresh spices coming from the kitchen. The waitstaff was super friendly. There a a lot of yummy choices on the menu - something for everyone - it was difficult to make a selection. Some of the things we had that were great were - the roast chicken, the argentinian steak, the snapper and the ceviche. They give good-size portions and the cost is very reasonable. Also had a great list of cocktails. I'm looking forward to going back and trying more dishes.

2
★★★★☆

A friend of mine recommended this restaurant to me and I'm so glad I went. I went with a group of 12 people and everyone enjoyed it. The ambiance is nice - dark wood tables, low light, the smell of fresh spices coming from the kitchen. The waitstaff was super friendly. There a a lot of yummy choices on the menu - something for everyone - it was difficult to make a selection. Some of the things we had that were great were - the roast chicken, the argentinian steak, the snapper and the ceviche. They give good-size portions and the cost is very reasonable. Also had a great list of cocktails. I'm looking forward to going back and trying more dishes.

Pros: Reasonable Prices, Great Food, Nice waitstaff

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The prices here are very reasonible for peruvian food. There aren't many places like this in the city. Sangria was very strong and the seafood plates are topped with all types of shell fish. They do an excellent job presenting the food.

Pitcher of sangria, app, 2 entrees, 2 beers 60 bucks. that's pretty good.

2
★★★★☆

The prices here are very reasonible for peruvian food. There aren't many places like this in the city. Sangria was very strong and the seafood plates are topped with all types of shell fish. They do an excellent job presenting the food.

Pitcher of sangria, app, 2 entrees, 2 beers 60 bucks. that's pretty good.

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Excellent Peruvian!!! If you are not familiar with Peruvian food, this a good a primer - great meat dishes, ceviche, fish. Full bar w/ good mojitos, caipirinhas, etc.

Service is very gracious, nice room, excellent food at a good price - quintessential East Village experience!

2
★★★★★

Excellent Peruvian!!! If you are not familiar with Peruvian food, this a good a primer - great meat dishes, ceviche, fish. Full bar w/ good mojitos, caipirinhas, etc.

Service is very gracious, nice room, excellent food at a good price - quintessential East Village experience!

Pros: big flavors, good drinks, great prices

 

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