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I've eaten there several times over the past several years and my overall experience has been good to very good, depending on which dishes I had (and the company I've been with..). The service has always been decent/good (although many reviewers will disagree with me..), the food tasty and reasonably priced, portions are generous, and the atmosphere casual and down to earth (one might call it "homey"). Their "El Molcajete Norte?o" (a steak & shrimp dish served on hot lava rock) is one of their signature dishes and is actually (very) good. I remember their Chiles Poblanos dish being very good too. The Tortilla soup is pretty spicy and good, although it has too much tortilla for my taste (they should cut it to smaller strips). As others have written, the guacamole is prepared fresh, in front of your eyes (but I haven't tried it so I can't vouch for it).

Is this the best Mexican place in the city? I'm not sure there IS one, but this is a really decent choice, especially in the "very reasonable" price category, and certainly one of the best in Park Slope and probably in Brooklyn in general.

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★★★★☆

I've eaten there several times over the past several years and my overall experience has been good to very good, depending on which dishes I had (and the company I've been with..). The service has always been decent/good (although many reviewers will disagree with me..), the food tasty and reasonably priced, portions are generous, and the atmosphere casual and down to earth (one might call it "homey"). Their "El Molcajete Norte?o" (a steak & shrimp dish served on hot lava rock) is one of their signature dishes and is actually (very) good. I remember their Chiles Poblanos dish being very good too. The Tortilla soup is pretty spicy and good, although it has too much tortilla for my taste (they should cut it to smaller strips). As others have written, the guacamole is prepared fresh, in front of your eyes (but I haven't tried it so I can't vouch for it).

Is this the best Mexican place in the city? I'm not sure there IS one, but this is a really decent choice, especially in the "very reasonable" price category, and certainly one of the best in Park Slope and probably in Brooklyn in general.

Pros: Tasty (esp the steak and seafood dishes), generous, good ambience

Cons: Tardy service

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this was probably the worst service i have ever had. i work in a restaurant and i couldnt even tolerate the blatant rudeness and ignoring of our party. we waited 45 minutes after ordering guacamole to be told that they just ran out. they filled us up with chips and delivered our food 1.5 hrs after we ordered it. we werent even hungry anymore. dont waste your time on a saturday.

1
★★★☆☆

this was probably the worst service i have ever had. i work in a restaurant and i couldnt even tolerate the blatant rudeness and ignoring of our party. we waited 45 minutes after ordering guacamole to be told that they just ran out. they filled us up with chips and delivered our food 1.5 hrs after we ordered it. we werent even hungry anymore. dont waste your time on a saturday.

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This place has good food and really good guacamole. But the buck stops there. Service was super slow. We were in the restaurant for approx. 45 minutes more than necessary waiting for the waiter to take our orders and bring us the check. In case you think you may have better luck with another waiter, you won't! There's only 1 waiter on a Friday night. First they charged us more for more drinks than we actually had. Then we had to wait even longer to get the amended bill. Our tip reflected the poor service, but it didn't matter to the restaurant. They decided to change our tip amount from 15% to 20% on their own on our credit card. I'll bet they get away with this all the time since most people don't double-check their credit card bills.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place has good food and really good guacamole. But the buck stops there. Service was super slow. We were in the restaurant for approx. 45 minutes more than necessary waiting for the waiter to take our orders and bring us the check. In case you think you may have better luck with another waiter, you won't! There's only 1 waiter on a Friday night. First they charged us more for more drinks than we actually had. Then we had to wait even longer to get the amended bill. Our tip reflected the poor service, but it didn't matter to the restaurant. They decided to change our tip amount from 15% to 20% on their own on our credit card. I'll bet they get away with this all the time since most people don't double-check their credit card bills.

Pros: food

Cons: unethical billing, service

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two weeks a go i stopped by it had great food i love the scene and the owner showed me the patio they have in the back for wen the weather gets good oh man this place should be getting packed. the mole sauce was great the chicken mole poblano had a nice savioring taste kinda sweet and spicy mucho bueno.i had a piece of the carna asada it was a nice tasting steak. not to sound corny but the rice and bean was one of the best ive had i dont think my girl will every cook something like dat.we started off with some fresh guamole man i need to know how to make dat now dat is fresh. its a nice place i herd it just opened its a nice change for sunset which only has those quick taco spots nothing where you can sit down and exctually enjoy your meal.

2
★★★★☆

two weeks a go i stopped by it had great food i love the scene and the owner showed me the patio they have in the back for wen the weather gets good oh man this place should be getting packed. the mole sauce was great the chicken mole poblano had a nice savioring taste kinda sweet and spicy mucho bueno.i had a piece of the carna asada it was a nice tasting steak. not to sound corny but the rice and bean was one of the best ive had i dont think my girl will every cook something like dat.we started off with some fresh guamole man i need to know how to make dat now dat is fresh. its a nice place i herd it just opened its a nice change for sunset which only has those quick taco spots nothing where you can sit down and exctually enjoy your meal.

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This is MEXICAN. Not some dog eating taco bell, or fake Tex-Mex. This is Mexican that your grandmother would make - if you were lucky enough that she was Mexican. Like every year, I take my contractors here for a holiday dinner. The ones that are Mexican can be seen driffing off to their home town, reliving their boyhood at their mother's hearth with every bite. The ones that aren't are surprised that Mexican doesn't just just come wrapped in wax paper or a hard crunchy shell. Maria's is to Rosa Mexican what Cinderrella is to her Step Sisters - the Belle of the Ball.
I just had the Homeny Corn Soup Yesterday - I'm looking to have it again for lunch today!
One of the guys - a white boy from FLA wiped his Chicken four cheese clean off his dish. My Mexican friends are still day dreaming.
Maria, Ma - Rrrriiiii - Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.....

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★★★★★

This is MEXICAN. Not some dog eating taco bell, or fake Tex-Mex. This is Mexican that your grandmother would make - if you were lucky enough that she was Mexican. Like every year, I take my contractors here for a holiday dinner. The ones that are Mexican can be seen driffing off to their home town, reliving their boyhood at their mother's hearth with every bite. The ones that aren't are surprised that Mexican doesn't just just come wrapped in wax paper or a hard crunchy shell. Maria's is to Rosa Mexican what Cinderrella is to her Step Sisters - the Belle of the Ball.
I just had the Homeny Corn Soup Yesterday - I'm looking to have it again for lunch today!
One of the guys - a white boy from FLA wiped his Chicken four cheese clean off his dish. My Mexican friends are still day dreaming.
Maria, Ma - Rrrriiiii - Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.....

Pros: The food, the food, the food

Cons: slightly off the beaten path, but worth the trek to 4th ave

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The only reason to go is for the guacamole and they're not the only game in town who makes it fresh. The food was dry and the service horrendous - inefficient and unfriendly. They even charged me for someone else's dinner and have been extremely difficult about crediting my card. Unfortunate because I am a local and very supportive of places opening up on 4th Ave. I will not go back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The only reason to go is for the guacamole and they're not the only game in town who makes it fresh. The food was dry and the service horrendous - inefficient and unfriendly. They even charged me for someone else's dinner and have been extremely difficult about crediting my card. Unfortunate because I am a local and very supportive of places opening up on 4th Ave. I will not go back.

Pros: guacomole

Cons: service service service

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Don't know why people rave about this place...the food was mediocre and the service the same. Try Los Pollitos just down the street for much better Mexican. A disappointment.

1
★★☆☆☆

Don't know why people rave about this place...the food was mediocre and the service the same. Try Los Pollitos just down the street for much better Mexican. A disappointment.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: average food

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We ate here last year and it was inviting and decent. But how the tide has turned! Evidently, Maria's has expanded and opened a new bar. You'll need it because if you go there now you're going to be spending hours in Tecate purgatory waiting for a table that will never open up. You'll be lucky if you can even get a drink there because the restaurant is woefully understaffed, completely disorganized, and even a tad devious--we were told repeatedly for an hour and a half that we were up for the next table while other same-sized parties were seated before us. While sitting in lime limbo, we saw anguished patrons getting up from their seats begging the bartender for drinks from the bar, which indicates to me that there was some serious neglect all around from the waitstaff. For all I know the guy playing the guitar by the bar was the manager it was such a bad scene. I didn't remember the food or drinks being good enough to endure the punishment so, starving and stripped of all dignity, we staggered out disillusioned and angry.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We ate here last year and it was inviting and decent. But how the tide has turned! Evidently, Maria's has expanded and opened a new bar. You'll need it because if you go there now you're going to be spending hours in Tecate purgatory waiting for a table that will never open up. You'll be lucky if you can even get a drink there because the restaurant is woefully understaffed, completely disorganized, and even a tad devious--we were told repeatedly for an hour and a half that we were up for the next table while other same-sized parties were seated before us. While sitting in lime limbo, we saw anguished patrons getting up from their seats begging the bartender for drinks from the bar, which indicates to me that there was some serious neglect all around from the waitstaff. For all I know the guy playing the guitar by the bar was the manager it was such a bad scene. I didn't remember the food or drinks being good enough to endure the punishment so, starving and stripped of all dignity, we staggered out disillusioned and angry.

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I used to really like this place, but my last two experiences have been outright disasters. The last time I ate in the restaurant every table around us was complaining, as drink order s took roughly 30 minutes to arrive and food well over an hour. At least 3 groups walked out.

Because the food was still decent, we decided to give it another shot and placed a delivery order. Long story short, our food never arrived. After :70 minutes and three phone calls, we were informed that the delivery guy couldn't find our apartment (we live 8 blocks from the restaurant and have never had such a problem). The women on the phone said they would send the food back out (cold), but that the kitchen was closed and they couldn't even reheat it. When I said (admittedly somewhat angrily) that that was ridiculous, she insisted that I apologize before she would continue talking to me. I hung up instead.

Never again. The food is pretty good, and I generally tolerate spotty service in the Slope, but there's is the absolute worst in the neighborhood. Have a Plan B before you place a delivery order!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I used to really like this place, but my last two experiences have been outright disasters. The last time I ate in the restaurant every table around us was complaining, as drink order s took roughly 30 minutes to arrive and food well over an hour. At least 3 groups walked out.

Because the food was still decent, we decided to give it another shot and placed a delivery order. Long story short, our food never arrived. After :70 minutes and three phone calls, we were informed that the delivery guy couldn't find our apartment (we live 8 blocks from the restaurant and have never had such a problem). The women on the phone said they would send the food back out (cold), but that the kitchen was closed and they couldn't even reheat it. When I said (admittedly somewhat angrily) that that was ridiculous, she insisted that I apologize before she would continue talking to me. I hung up instead.

Never again. The food is pretty good, and I generally tolerate spotty service in the Slope, but there's is the absolute worst in the neighborhood. Have a Plan B before you place a delivery order!

Pros: decent food, if you ever actually get it

Cons: the worst run restaurant in park slope

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I have not eaten in the restaurant but ordered twice. Each time they quoted delivery within 30 minutes. The first order came within an hour and the second time I tried them it took 40 minutes and the order was wrong. I ordered a taco salad and they sent a dish of guacamole. I asked for diet soda and they sernt regular in small bottles that resembles the 1940's. None of the food descriptions were accurate. The ingredients listed either never appeared or was so minimal it didn't matter....and they sent sides for one entree and not the other. I was on the phone with them for 1 1/2 hours and they offered to send another meal. please.......don't order in,

1
★★★☆☆

I have not eaten in the restaurant but ordered twice. Each time they quoted delivery within 30 minutes. The first order came within an hour and the second time I tried them it took 40 minutes and the order was wrong. I ordered a taco salad and they sent a dish of guacamole. I asked for diet soda and they sernt regular in small bottles that resembles the 1940's. None of the food descriptions were accurate. The ingredients listed either never appeared or was so minimal it didn't matter....and they sent sides for one entree and not the other. I was on the phone with them for 1 1/2 hours and they offered to send another meal. please.......don't order in,

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I lived in Mexico for a 2 year period and love "authentic" mexican food. Of course one should not expect this outside of Mexico but one can often come close to the real thing. What really annoys me is that soooooo many Mexican restaurants claim to be authentic and they are far from it. The only positive thing about the place was the very charming and attentive waiters that served me. Other than that, Maria's Mexican Bistro was a great disappointment on so many levels. The food and drinks are promoted to be what, in fact, that are not. The steak was of very low quality and you wouldn't know that by the price. I clearly stated that I wanted my margarita's to be made with one of the top shelf tequilas. They were in fact made with the cheapest stuff out there. Having lived in Guadalajara, Mexico, the birthplace of tequila, for 2 years, I can vertify that they served me quite inferior tequila. On top of everything, I found a dead fly in my salad. I was disgusted. Finally, the management was rude to their staff and this is unacceptable considering how hard they obviously work and surely not for reasonable compensation. You'd be best to check out other Mexican restaurants that don't make it a habit to scam their customers. Sorry for being so painfully honest but heads up to everyone out there.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I lived in Mexico for a 2 year period and love "authentic" mexican food. Of course one should not expect this outside of Mexico but one can often come close to the real thing. What really annoys me is that soooooo many Mexican restaurants claim to be authentic and they are far from it. The only positive thing about the place was the very charming and attentive waiters that served me. Other than that, Maria's Mexican Bistro was a great disappointment on so many levels. The food and drinks are promoted to be what, in fact, that are not. The steak was of very low quality and you wouldn't know that by the price. I clearly stated that I wanted my margarita's to be made with one of the top shelf tequilas. They were in fact made with the cheapest stuff out there. Having lived in Guadalajara, Mexico, the birthplace of tequila, for 2 years, I can vertify that they served me quite inferior tequila. On top of everything, I found a dead fly in my salad. I was disgusted. Finally, the management was rude to their staff and this is unacceptable considering how hard they obviously work and surely not for reasonable compensation. You'd be best to check out other Mexican restaurants that don't make it a habit to scam their customers. Sorry for being so painfully honest but heads up to everyone out there.

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I love the food at Maria's, and since the expansion, the atmosphere is really comfortable and romantic. My only complaints are the margarita's and the service. The margaritas are so strong that I can't even drink them which is a huge disappointment since it goes so well with spicy food. The servers are a bit inattentive and confused, but I'll keep going back for the food!

2
★★★★☆

I love the food at Maria's, and since the expansion, the atmosphere is really comfortable and romantic. My only complaints are the margarita's and the service. The margaritas are so strong that I can't even drink them which is a huge disappointment since it goes so well with spicy food. The servers are a bit inattentive and confused, but I'll keep going back for the food!

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It's a totally beautiful room with brick walls, wood bar, shelves of designer tequilas, which you would never expect from the outside.

We were there for nachos and drinks. The flavors were subtle and ingredients were quality, a big step up from the usual. Prices were not a lot more than what you'd pay for standard bad Mexican. I had the feeling the food is inconsistent, like they can't quite handle what they've taken on, but it's still a more interesting menu than the usual taco/burrito/enchilada.

The main flaw was the waiters and waitresses really seemed lost - visibly confused while seating us, bringing the bill. Understaffed, or undertrained?

Rough around the edges but has soul - I would definitely come back here with a big group, for the two-page list of tequilas and the chilled out atmosphere of the room.

2
★★★★☆

It's a totally beautiful room with brick walls, wood bar, shelves of designer tequilas, which you would never expect from the outside.

We were there for nachos and drinks. The flavors were subtle and ingredients were quality, a big step up from the usual. Prices were not a lot more than what you'd pay for standard bad Mexican. I had the feeling the food is inconsistent, like they can't quite handle what they've taken on, but it's still a more interesting menu than the usual taco/burrito/enchilada.

The main flaw was the waiters and waitresses really seemed lost - visibly confused while seating us, bringing the bill. Understaffed, or undertrained?

Rough around the edges but has soul - I would definitely come back here with a big group, for the two-page list of tequilas and the chilled out atmosphere of the room.

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The service at the beginning was great. The guacamole was fantastic and fresh. Wine was great. The chips and salsa were not overflowing or refilled like typical Mexican restaurants. Steak dinner- wait was there any steak actually on the plate? The portions of the duck dish were sad. Even the rice and beans were not plentiful. Although the service seemed great at the beginning, that declined. Waitress took our orders and we didn't see her again until the bill came. Very anticlimatic. Incredibly small portions for price!

1
★★★☆☆

The service at the beginning was great. The guacamole was fantastic and fresh. Wine was great. The chips and salsa were not overflowing or refilled like typical Mexican restaurants. Steak dinner- wait was there any steak actually on the plate? The portions of the duck dish were sad. Even the rice and beans were not plentiful. Although the service seemed great at the beginning, that declined. Waitress took our orders and we didn't see her again until the bill came. Very anticlimatic. Incredibly small portions for price!

Pros: wine, right off R train, guacamole made fresh

Cons: small portions, inconsistent service, again- small portions

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Start with great (and potent) margaritas along with delicious guacamole made as mild or as hot as you like. Move on to one of the specials (like the shrimps with goat cheese), the chicken mole, or the chicken or beef served with tortillas and all sorts of incredibly flavorful ingredients in a black stone pot. This place is really good. And the service is much improved from awhile back.

2
★★★★★

Start with great (and potent) margaritas along with delicious guacamole made as mild or as hot as you like. Move on to one of the specials (like the shrimps with goat cheese), the chicken mole, or the chicken or beef served with tortillas and all sorts of incredibly flavorful ingredients in a black stone pot. This place is really good. And the service is much improved from awhile back.

Pros: Great food, Great margaritas, Great guacamole

Cons: A little cramped, Sometimes the TV's on

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My husband and I are from Texas, and this is, by far, the most authentic Mexican food we've found in the City. Anyone who turns their nose up at Maria's doesn't enjoy flavourful, fresh Mexican food and drinks. We live in Manhattan and come all the way to Maria's as often as possible!!! We are obsessed with their Chilli Rellenos, or Pablanos, the margaritas, sangria and the fresh guacamole. If you've yet to grasp the message, we think this restaurant is fabulous, we love everything about it!!!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I are from Texas, and this is, by far, the most authentic Mexican food we've found in the City. Anyone who turns their nose up at Maria's doesn't enjoy flavourful, fresh Mexican food and drinks. We live in Manhattan and come all the way to Maria's as often as possible!!! We are obsessed with their Chilli Rellenos, or Pablanos, the margaritas, sangria and the fresh guacamole. If you've yet to grasp the message, we think this restaurant is fabulous, we love everything about it!!!

Pros: authentic food, strong drinks, atmosphere

Cons: not in manhattan

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There're a couple of superior Mexican places in Park Slope/Carrol Gardens section and Maria's has been mentioned as one of them, I was not thoroughly impressed. First of all the space is adorable and the location off of 4th Avenue is refreshing. The margarita tasted home-made, but it was way too sweet. The shrimp ceviche was pretty standard, spicy, lime-y and tad too tomatoey, but the shrimp seemed strangely mangled for some reason. I was not happy with the grilled vegetable salad, that had carelessly large and oily bits of peppers and onions on top of an unimaginative pile of mesculin mix. The enchiladas with chicken were bland and forgetable. The waitress was a little spacey, asking us if we had our starters way after we finished them and were already on our mains; but the busboys were at the table every few minutes trying to clear our dishes.

1
★★★☆☆

There're a couple of superior Mexican places in Park Slope/Carrol Gardens section and Maria's has been mentioned as one of them, I was not thoroughly impressed. First of all the space is adorable and the location off of 4th Avenue is refreshing. The margarita tasted home-made, but it was way too sweet. The shrimp ceviche was pretty standard, spicy, lime-y and tad too tomatoey, but the shrimp seemed strangely mangled for some reason. I was not happy with the grilled vegetable salad, that had carelessly large and oily bits of peppers and onions on top of an unimaginative pile of mesculin mix. The enchiladas with chicken were bland and forgetable. The waitress was a little spacey, asking us if we had our starters way after we finished them and were already on our mains; but the busboys were at the table every few minutes trying to clear our dishes.

Pros: location, space

Cons: spacey service, uneven menu

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Don't make a reservation.... they seat who they want. I noticed my name was crossed off the list and another couple who came after me was seated in my place. Not even an apology for the mistake!

A guacamole that was too salty started the evening and the margaritas are so strong, you only need one to party! The waitress was sweet (her first day) but when my food arrived I was dissapointed. "Salmon with a spicy orange sauce," but where the spices went I am still trying to figure it out! The portion was barely 4 ounces and had very little taste.

Nothing special at this restaurant except the rather over-inflated bill for under seasoned dishes.

1
★★☆☆☆

Don't make a reservation.... they seat who they want. I noticed my name was crossed off the list and another couple who came after me was seated in my place. Not even an apology for the mistake!

A guacamole that was too salty started the evening and the margaritas are so strong, you only need one to party! The waitress was sweet (her first day) but when my food arrived I was dissapointed. "Salmon with a spicy orange sauce," but where the spices went I am still trying to figure it out! The portion was barely 4 ounces and had very little taste.

Nothing special at this restaurant except the rather over-inflated bill for under seasoned dishes.

Pros: Strong Margaritas, The Bus Stop opposite

Cons: Unorganized Seating, small portions, over priced

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Finally getting around to writing this (have been going there over a year) ... good service
wheather inside or outside. Food has ALWAYS been of quality (don't have the guacmole they can't seem to make it spicy enough) & hot (not many places seem to know how to do that today). Very romantic & with the Mexican coffee (at least 3) the night always ends on the plus side.

2
★★★★★

Finally getting around to writing this (have been going there over a year) ... good service
wheather inside or outside. Food has ALWAYS been of quality (don't have the guacmole they can't seem to make it spicy enough) & hot (not many places seem to know how to do that today). Very romantic & with the Mexican coffee (at least 3) the night always ends on the plus side.

Pros: vast brands of, upscale tequila, out of the way

Cons: Small size-can, lead to waiting

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My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for a while now, and it is awesome. We bring all our friends here and they fall in love this it. We have Never had a bad experience here, ever! The food is great and drinks outstanding - you have to have their Sangria, oh my gosh!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for a while now, and it is awesome. We bring all our friends here and they fall in love this it. We have Never had a bad experience here, ever! The food is great and drinks outstanding - you have to have their Sangria, oh my gosh!

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We thought this was a cute looking place and we finally had a chance to eat there recently. Quite frankly, the cooking is better then it has any right to be for the price. When we left, we thought that this is the Mexican Al Di La, which if you are from the neighborhood you know is the highest form of praise. The cooking here is done at a very high level. If you are looking for mountains of cheese, huge portions, and frozen margaritas made with cheap hooch, then go elsewhere. This is serious Mexican food presented in an elegant manner in a beautiful little spot. We will be back.

2
★★★★★

We thought this was a cute looking place and we finally had a chance to eat there recently. Quite frankly, the cooking is better then it has any right to be for the price. When we left, we thought that this is the Mexican Al Di La, which if you are from the neighborhood you know is the highest form of praise. The cooking here is done at a very high level. If you are looking for mountains of cheese, huge portions, and frozen margaritas made with cheap hooch, then go elsewhere. This is serious Mexican food presented in an elegant manner in a beautiful little spot. We will be back.

Pros: great food, low price for quality, friendly owner

Cons: not closer to me

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Great small, quant mexican restaurant. The service is attentive and pleasant. The food is presented excellent and taste great. Flavorful and and exotic. I would defintaly go back.

2
★★★★★

Great small, quant mexican restaurant. The service is attentive and pleasant. The food is presented excellent and taste great. Flavorful and and exotic. I would defintaly go back.

Pros: Strong Margaritas, Good value

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Excellent (if pricey) guac. Service was incredibly attentive. Small, quiet, romantic... Never thought I could enjoy sitting that close to 4th Ave! I would definitely go back.

2
★★★★☆

Excellent (if pricey) guac. Service was incredibly attentive. Small, quiet, romantic... Never thought I could enjoy sitting that close to 4th Ave! I would definitely go back.

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5th Avenue is swarming with great places to eat, and now 1 block further away there's a great new Mexican that's well worth the trip. Great food, terrific service, and the best guacamole I've had in ages. Oh, excellent cocktails too.

2
★★★★☆

5th Avenue is swarming with great places to eat, and now 1 block further away there's a great new Mexican that's well worth the trip. Great food, terrific service, and the best guacamole I've had in ages. Oh, excellent cocktails too.

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not much else on this rather desolate block, so you have to know to go there ... and do go! warm orangey glow, nice old mexican prints, wee bar that my bf and i vowed to go back and linger at. at the first glance, the menu appears to offer not a lot more than Mexican Standards -- and that's basically what it does offer -- but at a quality FAR better than we're used to settling for. everything is prepared -- and served -- with great care and attention to detail. eg: a PERFECT pear on a salad, an artfully table-filleted red snapper. only drawback was--oddly--tepid, watery salsa. we were thoroughly charmed. please go and spread the word; these guys are totally earnest and adorable and i want to support them!

2
★★★★★

not much else on this rather desolate block, so you have to know to go there ... and do go! warm orangey glow, nice old mexican prints, wee bar that my bf and i vowed to go back and linger at. at the first glance, the menu appears to offer not a lot more than Mexican Standards -- and that's basically what it does offer -- but at a quality FAR better than we're used to settling for. everything is prepared -- and served -- with great care and attention to detail. eg: a PERFECT pear on a salad, an artfully table-filleted red snapper. only drawback was--oddly--tepid, watery salsa. we were thoroughly charmed. please go and spread the word; these guys are totally earnest and adorable and i want to support them!

 

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