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El Centro

) #64 of 9,348 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ Mexican, Latin,
824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
+1 646-763-6585
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chilaquiles” (37 reviews)
“fajitas” (36 reviews)
“guacamole” (32 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
824 9th Ave, 54th & 9th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019-5554
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by with family and was able to get a table fairly quickly even with a crowd waiting. The food was very authentic for someone that lived in Texas for a while. Our server was awesome and helped guide us to the best dinner we...More

Thank Cunha53
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was great and the drinks were delish. The service was really good and they did their best to accommodate our group (8) with no complaints. The atmosphere is cool and the prices are more than reasonable. I love Mexican food so it is...More

Thank cdkeats
Reviewed 5 days ago

I came here for dinner, and sat outside on the patio. Service was very friendly, and we had no issue getting a table right away. What I enjoyed was that it felt like a true Mexican restaurant, we got chips and salsa free of charge,...More

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to check out El Centro based on the reviews and weren't disappointed. The food is reasonably priced, which is a rare find in the City. We loved the margs, which were strong and generous. For dinner, we ordered the chilaquiles and a tamale....More

Thank Reece L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for a margarita, and they delivered! Authentic, not watered down, and strong. Excellent tequila options as well.

Thank AndyDrew13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice service, nice food, big portions, good pricing. The place is small and too crowded, which makes it particularly noisy. The tables were a bit dirty.

Thank Argiro D
Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting the USA, we always try to visit a Mexican restaurant as we love Mexican food. We are both veggies, and there is plenty of choice here if you are, which is what attracted us to this particular Mexican. It is small inside and...More

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner with my wife, mom, dad and two boys. Hipster staff, hipster patrons = rude to family with kids, right? Wrong! The staff was lovely, helpful and went out of their way to make sure our kids had a good time. Food...More

Thank stevk22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this gem on 9th street and we were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is small so fills up quickly but the food is great and so are the staff. Everything was a good price

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little venue with fab interior decorations but that's not the best bit. The FOOD omg it was delicious! I had nachos and they were nearly enough for two. I also had a pina colada and it was similarly gorgeous! We arrived early (6pm on...More

Thank Jen D
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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, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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