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El Centro

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
+1 646-763-6585
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chilaquiles” (38 reviews)
“nachos” (50 reviews)
“burrito” (41 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
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1 - 10 of 505 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch and it was sooooo good we decided to eat here again for dinner. Everything was amazing. The guacamole is very yummy! I highly recommend this place. Service was A+++

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

But really not worthy of its rating. Our food was over salty .... I still have a dry mouth and the pretty unauthentic. Must have a very easily pleased clientele.

Thank chris c
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice ambience, great nachos and fabulous margheritas. Food very tasty and service spot on. Rated as very good rather than excellent because we felt that the Fajitas were a bit light on the chicken/beef/prawns.

Thank drsgbaker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the burrito with flank steak strips and the steak was cooked perfectly. The margarita was delicious! Could not recommend this place enough. If you go, ask for Eduardo! He will hook you up!

Thank 122randim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read about his place back in the UK and after some shopping decided to venture on to find it. We weren't let down in the slightest. The food was absolutely gorgeous and staff were super helpful and friendly. The mojitos are strongly recommended! Great...More

Thank hlmfam
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were four for dinner, two of us got there first and waited for the other two. No seating til all were there, but they were so pleasant about it. I chose the restaurant because of trip advisor reviews and location. The space is small...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing. I’ve never been anywhere where the service has been so exceptional. Edwardo was very attentive to our needs and was very patient whilst we chose from an amazing menu. The food did not disappoint. It was stunning. If I could I...More

1  Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant so much, the place was packed with a really good atmosphere and the food was delicious, especially the quesadillas which were the best I've had. I would definitely go back here next time I'm in NYC.

Thank DD_Ipswich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called unexpectedly late evening to a packed restaurant and they accommodated 4 if us. From the waiters attentiveness to food there was nothing to fault. Great quirky and lively gem

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place, the food is amazing and great value. Inside it has real character and atmosphere. Far better than the other Mexican restaurant we tried.

Thank Laura W
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Anders N
13 July 2016|
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I don't believe they take reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 646-763-6585
  • E-mail
El Centro truly lives up to its name as the center of Hell's Kitchen's colorful community, where local talent, and theatre and film celebrities meet regularly to unwind and enjoy authentic Mexican fare in a relaxed and festive environment. Having opened in May of 2006, El Centro recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary - and the family at El Centro continues to strive to please our diverse and loyal patrons by serving delicious and affordable high-quality food & beverages that receive the highest ratings and recommendations. Come and make yourself at home in our warm and welcoming environment of festive Milagros (miracles), Corona-bottle chandeliers and bottle-top tables. And enjoy our acclaimed chilaquiles, sizzling fajitas, and imaginative trio of tacos, while you sip on fresh fruit sangria or mouth-watering margaritas or mojitos, frozen or on the rocks, crafted with the fresh squeezed limes and quality tequila!
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